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Full text of "Laws of the State of New Hampshire"

LAWS 

of the 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1953 

LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 7, 1953 

ADJOURNED JUNE 19, 1953 




CONCORD, N. H. 
1953 






Printed by 

Evans Printing Company, Inc. 

Concord, N. H. 



Bound by 

Neal Printing and Binding Co. 

Dover, N. H. 



STATE OFFICERS 



Governor Hugh Gregg 

George H. Keough 
iC. Wesley Lyons 

Councilors ^ Romeo J. Champagne 

Howard R. Flanders 
John P. H. Chandler, Jr. 

Adjutant General Charles F. Bowen 

Aeronautics Commission, N. H. 

Director W. Russell Hilliard 

Agriculture, Commissioner of Perley I. Fitts 

Attorney-General Louis C. Wyman 

Deputy Attorney-General John N. Nassikas 

AVarren E. Waters 
Assistant Attorneys-General <J George F. Nelson 

( Arthur E. Bean, Jr. 

Charitable Trusts, Director of . . . Ernest R. D'Amours 

Ba7ik Commissioner Winfield J. Phillips 

Deputy Commissioner Leon O. Gerry 

George W. Boynton 
Joseph W. Epply 

Cancer Commission, State .(Joseph N. Friborg 

George C. Wilkins 
James W. Jameson 

Comptroller Arthur E. Bean 

Education, Commissioner of Hilton C. Buley 

Fire Control, State Board 

State Fire Marshal Aubrey G. Robinson 

Fish and Game Department, Director Ralph G. Carpenter, 2d 

V 



vi State Officers 

Forestry and Recreation Department 

State Forester William H. Messeck, Jr. 

Director of Recreation Russell B. Tobey 

Health Department, State 

State Health Officer John S. Wheeler 

Deputy State Health Officer . . . Mary M. Atchison 
Registrar of Vital Statistics Marian G. Maloon 

Insurance Commissioner Donald Knowlton 

Deputy Commissioner Simon M. Sheldon 

Frank R. Kenison 
Stephen M. Wheeler 
Richard E. Shute 
j Robert E. Earley 

Judicial Council /Louis E. Wyman 

I Robert W. Upton 
Maurice F. Devine 
Oliver W. Branch 
iRae S. Laraba 

Labor Commissioner William H. Riley 

Employment Security 

Division, Director Newell Brown 

Employment Service Bureau, 

Director Abby L. Wilder 

Unemployment Compensation 
Bureau, Director William C. Chamberlin 

Maurice A. Jones 
I Donald Ramsay 

Library Commission, State (Ida T. Sawyer 

|Elwin L. Page 
Addie E. Towne 

State Librarian Mildred Peterson McKay 

Asst. State Librarian Catharine Pratt 

{William A. Jackson 
Edmond J. Marcoux 
Ray E. Tarbox 



State Officers vii 

J 



Edward E. Baker 
Milk Control Board J Maurice G. Chase 



Clarence A. Marshall 

Motor Vehicle Commissioner Frederick N. Clarke 

Deputy Commissioner Kennard E. Goldsmith 

Director of Safety Ralph V. Gould 

Road Toll Administrator John S. Mara 

Personnel Commission, Director .... Roy Y. Lang 

Planning and Development 
Commission, State 

Publicity Director Andrew M. Heath 

Executive Director Sulo J. Tani 

Industrial Director Winfred Foss 

Police, State, Superintendent Ralph W. Caswell 

( Amos N. Blandin, Jr. 

Probation, Board of J Burt R. Cooper 

I Lula J. A. Morris 

Director Richard T. Smith 

( Harold K. Davison 

Public Utilities Commission J Henry G. Wells 

I Edward R. Thornton 

Public Welfare, Commissioner of . . .James J. Barry 

Public Works and Highways, 

Commissioner of Frank D. Merrill 

Deputy Commissioner John O. Morton 

Assistant Commissioner |. Harold Johnson 

Purchase and Property, Director .... Harold Cheney 

r Albert W. Hamel 

Racing Commission, State } Emmet J. Kelley 

( Byron E. Redman 

Secretary of State Enoch D. Fuller 

Deputy Harry E. Jackson 

State Buildings and Grounds, 

Superintendent W^ayne B. Elwell 



viii State Officers 

( Lawton B. Chandler 

Tax Commission, State <J Oliver W. Marvin 

( John B. Evans 

Treasurer, State Alfred S. Clones 

Deputy Philip D. Mclnnis 

Veterans Council, State 

Director Harold B. Trombley 

Water Resources Board, 

Chairman Walter G. White 



Courts ix 



SUPREME COURT 



Chief Justice Frank R. Kenison 

Associate Justices 



/Amos N. Blandin, Jr. 
1 Laurence I. Duncan 



J John R. Goodnow 
'Edward J. Lampron 



SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Justice Stephen M. Wheeler 

/George R. Grant, Jr. 

i Robert F. Griffith 

. . , , . Iwilliam A. Grimes 

Associate Justices ( , , ^t t i 

\|ohn H. Leahy 

IDennis E. Sullivan 

(^Harold E. Wescott 

State Reporter George O. Shovan 



THE LEGISLATURE OF 1953 



SENATE 

President — Lane Dwinell, Lebanon 

Clerk — Benjamin F. Greer, Grasmere 

Assistant Clerk — Frank M. Ayer, Alton 

Sergemit-at-Arnis — John S. Ball, Hopkinton 

Messenger — Rene Dufort, Hooksett 

Assistant Messenger — George F. Martin, Anclo^•el• 

Telephone Messenger — Katharine C. Nelson, Concord 



Fred G. Hayes, Jr., Berlin 
Curtis C. Cummings, Colebrook 
Fred Kelley, Littleton 
Perley C. Knox, Sandwich 
Lane Dwinell, Lebanon 
Otto G. Keller, Laconia 
James C. Cleveland, New London 
Jesse R. Rowell, Newport 
Marjorie M. Greene, Concord 
A. Harold Kendall, Surry 
Katharine Jackson, Dublin 
Frederic H. Fletcher, Milford 



SENATORS 

Louis W. Paquette, Nashua 
Nathan A. Tirrell, Goffstown 
Stewart Nelson, Concord 
Norman A. Packard, Manchester 
Marye Walsh Caron, Manchester 
Francis J. Heroux, Manchester 
Paul H. Daniel, Manchester 
Maurice A. Jones, Rochester 
Frederick C. Smalley, Dover 
Benjamin C. Adams, Derry 
Margery W. Graves, Brentwood 
Charles T. Durell, Portsmouth 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Speaker — Raymond K. Perkins, 105 School Street, Concord 
Clerk — Robert L. Stark, Goffstown, Home 
Assistant Clerk — Francis W. Tolman, Nelson, Home 
Sergeant-at-Arms — Lloyd E. Fogg, Milan, Endicott Hotel 
Chaplain — Austin H. Reed, Goffstown, Home 
Custodian of Mail and Supplies — 

Roland F. Fuller, 205 South Street, Concord 
Doorkeeper — Sherman L. Greer, Manchester, Home 
Doorkeeper — Mabel L. Richardson, Randolph, Eagle Hotel 
Doorkeeper — Bertha E. Boutwell, 39 Rockingham Street, Concord 
Doorkeeper — Frank B. Clarke, Canaan, Home 



X 



The Legislature of 1953 



XI 



ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 



Atkinson, Lillian R. Brock, r. 
Auburn, Margaret A. Griffin, r. 
Brentwood, John H. Dudley, r. 
Candia, Mary A. Wastcoat, r. 
Chester, Robert C. Hazelton, r. 
Danville, Not entitled. 
Deerfield, Not entitled. 
Derry, Ernest P. Barka, r. 

Harry E. Clark, r. 

William B. Gushing*, r. 

Oliver H. Hepworth, r. 
East Kingston, Not entitled. 
Epping, D. Watson Ladd, d. 
Exeter, Emory P. Eldredge, r. 

Albert R. McReel,-]- r. 

James C. Rathbone, r. 

Maude B. Richards, r. 

Edwin W. Eastman 
Fremont, Harold L. Jones, r. and d. 
Greenland, Thornton N. Weeks, Sr., r. 
Hampstead, Doris M. SpoUett, r. 
Hampton, Dean B. Merrill, r. 

Donald Allan Ring, r. 
Hampton Falls, James H. Thurlow, r. 
Kensington, Charles R. Eastman, d. 
Kingston, Roy L. Merrilkf r. 

Irene S. MacDonald 
Londonderry, Draper W. Parmenter, r. 
New Castle, Thomas F. McCaffrey, r. 
Newfields, Thomas R. Sheehy, r. 
Newington, John E. Holden, r. 



*Died. 
fResigned. 



Newmarket, Arthur A. Labranche, d. 

F. Albert Sewall, d. 
Newton, Henry G. Wells, r. 
North Hampton, George G. Carter, r. 
NortJiwood, Ernest L. Pinkham, r. 
Nottingham, Arthur W. McDaniel, r. 
Plaistow, Hans G. Seel, r. 
Portsmouth, 

Ward 1, Andrew J. Barrett, d. 
Hilda Hundley, d. 
Lise L. Payette, d. 
Ann A. Sadler, d. 
D. Richard ZofFoli, r. 
Ward 2, Harry H. Foote, r. 

Henry S. Murch, Jr., r. 
John H. Yeaton, r. 
Ward 3, James J. Joyce, r. 
John J. Leary, d. 
William J. AVardwell, r. 
IFord ^, Thurston A. Smart, r. 
Ward 5 , Edward J. Ingraham, d. 
Raymond, Frank J. Mafera, r. and d. 
Rye, Manning H. Philbrick, r. and d. 
Salem, Walter F. Haigh, r. 
Anna M. Noyes, r. 
Leonard B. Peever, r. and d. 
Sandown, Not entitled. 
Seabrook, William H. Durkee, r. 
South Hampton, Not entitled. 
Stratham, W. Douglas Scamman, r. 
Windham, Thomas Waterhouse, Jr., 
r. and d. 



STRAFFORD COUNTY 



Barrington, Roy V. Swain, r. and d. 
Dover, 

Ward 1, Raymond H. Chase, r. 

Thomas H. Keenan, r. 

Max W. Leighton, r. 
Ward 2, Frank J. Grimes, d. 

Joseph Marcotte, Jr., d. 
Ward 3, Carroll E. Fellows, r. 

Charles W. Webb, r. 
Ward 4, William H. Connell, r. 

Harley A. Crandall, r. 

Charles H. Locke, r. 
Ward 5, Emmet J. Flanagan, d. 



Durham, Helen C. Funkhouser, r. 
Albert D. Littlehale, r. 
William M. Stearns, r. 
Farmington, Carl C. Blanchard,f r. 

Ned L. Parker, r. 
Lee, Not entitled, 
Madbury, Leeman B. ^Vormhood, r. 

and d. 
Middleton, Not entitled. 
Milton, John E. Home, r. 
New Durham, William H. Nehring, r. 
Rochester, 

Ward 1, Ernest L. Rolfe, r. 



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Strafford County — Continued 
Ward 2, Fred Maxfield, r. 

Albert Nelson, r. 
Ward 3 , Edgar J. Carignan, d. 
Ward 4 , Alphonse Lacasse, d. 

Angeline St. Pierre, d. 
Ward 5, Norma M. Stvidley, r. 
Ward 6, Arnold T. Clement, r. 

Llewellyn F. Fernald, r. 



Rollinsford, Fred L. Green, r. 
So?nersioorth, 

Ward 1 , Placide J. Lagueux, d. 

Ward 2, Edward G. Letourneau, d. 

Ward 3 , Victor Charpentier, d. 

Ward 4 , John F. Beamis, d. 

Ward 5 , James F. Malley, d. 
Strafford, Albert H. Brown, r. 



fResigned. 



BELKNAP COUNTY 



Alton, Frederick M. Perkins, r. 
Barnstead, Arthur H. McAllister, ind. 
Belmont, Charles W. Roeder, r. 
Center Harbor, Clarence E. Nichols, r. 
Gilford, Edith B. Gardner, r. and d. 
Gihnanton, William T. Robertson, r. 
Laconia, 

Ward 1, Myron B. Hart, r. 

Deloria L. Stafford, r. 

Ward 2, Aime H. Morin, d. 

Alfred W. Simoneau, d. and r. 

Ward 3 , Elmer S. Tilton, r. 



Ward 4, Oscar L. Hoyt, r. 

Peter S. Karagianis, r. and d. 
Ward 5, Henry L Burbank, r. and d. 

David O'Shan, r. 
IVard 6, John F. Brown, r. and d. 

George W. Varrell, r. and d. 
Meredith, Walter D. Kipp, r. 
Joseph F. Smith, r. 
Neiv Hampton, Archibald H. Matthews, r. 
Sanbornton, Marion H. Atwood, r. 
Tilton, Warren F. Metcalf, r. 



CARROLL COUNTY 



Albany, Not entitled. 
Bartlett, Fred H. Washburn, r. 
Brookfield, Not entitled. 
Chatham, Not entitled. 
Conway, Mellen B. Benson, r. 

Elmer H. Downs, r. 

Leslie C. Hill,* r. 

Perley W. Mudgett 
Eaton, Allan S. Kenneson, d. and r. 
Effingham, Not entitled. 
Freedom, Not entitled. 



Hart's Location, Florence P. Morey, r. 
Jackson, Arthur P. Gale, r. 
Madison, Not entitled. 
Moultonborough , Parker S. Kimball, r. 
Ossipee, Marcus E. Diffenderfer, r. 
Sandioich, Reuben N. Hodge, r. 
Tamu'orth, George R. Nickerson, Sr., r. 
Tiiftonboro, Forrest W. Hodgdon, r. 
Wakefield, Clarence E. Peaslee, r. 
Wolfeboro, John H. Clow,f r. 
Joseph P. Ford, r. 



tResigned. 



MERRIMACK COUNTY 



Allenstoion, Laurier Baron, d. 
Ajidover, Thomas A. Hyde, r. 
Boscazoen, Harold L. Holmes, r. 
Boxv, Carrol W. Flanders, r. 
Bradford, Reuben S. Moore, r. and d. 
Canterbury, Albert A. Vogel, r. 
Chichester, Shirley A. Marden, r. 
Concord, 

Ward 1, Fred M. Dodge, d. 



James P. Ferrin, d. and r. 
IVard 2, Clarence I. Tebbetts, r. 
TFrtj-rf 5, Francis E. Perkins, r. 
Ward 4, Lee C. Hancock, r. 

James H. Hayes, r. 

Sara E. Otis, r. 
ITajy/ 5, Clarence Lessels, r. 

Raymond K. Perkins, r. 
Ward 6, George H. Corbett, r. 



The Legislature of 1953 



Xlll 



Merrimack County — Continued 
Guy Jewctt, r. and d. 
Herbert W. Rainic, r. 
Gertrude E. Saltmarsh, r. 
Ward 7^ John E. Bunten, r. and d. 
G. Carroll Cilley, r. 
Paul B. Maxham, r. 
Shelby O. Walker, r. 
Ward 8, Victoria E. Mahoney, r. 
Ward 9, Joseph J. Comi, r. and d. 

Emmett A. Nawn, r. and d. 
Danbitry, Roy K. Sargent, r. 
Dunbarton, David M. Hadley,* r. 

J. Howard Mendenhall 
Epsom, Eleanora C. Nutter, d. and r. 
Franklin, 

Ward 1, Basil Broadhurst, r. 
Ward 2, James M. Burke, d. 

William S. Thompson, d. 
Ward 3 , Charles E. Douphinette, d. 



Arthur B. Leonard, r. 
Henniker, Merle R. Patenaude, r. 
Hill, Not entitled. 
Hookselt, Edward M. DuDevoir, d. 

John B. Mulaire, r. 
Hopkinton, Nathaniel F. Davis, r. 
Loudon, William H. Brown, r. 
Newbury, Not entitled. 
Neio London, Seth A. Lamson, r. 
Northfield, Fred G. Wilman, r. 
Pembroke, Leo G. Payeur, d. 

George D. Thibeault, d. 
Pittsfield, Eralsey C. Ferguson, r. and d 

E. Harold Young, r. and d. 
Salisbury, Not entitled. 
Sutton, John R. Powell, r. 
Warner, Maurice F. Youmans, r. 
Webster, Not entitled. 
Wilmot, Not entitled. 



*Died. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 



Anilierst, Nelle L. Holmes, r. 
Antrim, Guy O. Hollis,f r. 
Carl H. Robinson 
Bedford, Ralph M. Wiggin, r. 
BenningtoJi, Edward C. Black, r. 
Brookline, Grover C. Farwell, d. and r. 
Deering, Not entitled. 
Francestoivn, Not entitled. 
Gofjstown, A. Kenneth Hambleton, r. 

Rufus L. Jennings, r. 

Alfred W. Poore, r. 

Austin H. Reed, r. 
Greenfield, Hobart M. Adams, r. 
Greenville, O. John Fortin, d. 
Hancock, Robert English, r. 
Hillsborough, Samuel P. Hadley, r. 
Hollis, Helen Worcester Bell,-f r. 

Ann J. Goodwin 
Hudson, Roland W. Abbott, r. 

Fred T. Goodwin, Jr., r. 
Ned Spaulding. r. 
Litchfield, John A. Reid,* r. 
Lyndeborough, Edward G. Warren, r. 
Manchester, 
Ward 1, Marion B. Corliss, r. 

George A. Lang, r. 



Myer Saidel, r. and d. 

Emile J. Soucy, r. and d. 
Ward 2, William L. Cain, r. 

Harry J. Danforth, r. 

Joseph H. Geisel, r. 

John Pillsbury, r. 

Kenneth W. Robb, r. 
Ward 3, Walter B. Connor, d. 

Denis Horan, d. 

Louis Israel Martel, d. 

Thomas E. Sullivan, d. 
Ward ^^ William J. Fitzgerald, d. 

Dominick J. Kean, d. 

Thomas H. Nolan, d. 
Ward 5, Stanley J. Betley, d. 

Jeremiah B. Healy, d. 

George J. Hurley, d. 

John F. Shea, d. 

George W. Smith, d. 
Ward 6, John H. Callahan, d. 

Denis F. Casey, d. 

Edward J. Cavanaugh, d. 

Edward D. Clancy, d. 

Daniel J. Healy, d. 

Philip R. Riley.* d. 

Joseph Ecker 



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The Legislature of 1953 



Hillsborough County — Continued 
Ward 7, Charles J. Leclerc, d. and r. 

Adrien A. Paradis, d. 

Oscar A. Poirier, d. 

Alonzo J. Tessier, d. 
Ward S, George N. Constant, d. 

Eugene H. Delisle, Sr., d. 

Fernand "Wally" Genest, d. 

Raymond J. Langlois, d. 

John J. Rainey, d. 
Ward 9, Fred Gary, d. and r. 

Henry J. Gagnon, d. 
Ward 10, George S. Auger, d. 

Alfred A. Bergeron, d. 

John J. Kearns, d. 

Martin J. O'Neil, d. 
Ward 11, Richard T. Lyons, d. 

Walter F. McCarthy, d. 

John M. Roche, d. 
Ward 12, Joseph F. Attalla, d. 

Amelia Lareau, d. 

Louis J. Soucy, d. 

Leon J. Vaillancourt, d. 
Ward 13, Rolland L. Chapdelaine, d. 

Henry J. Dupont, d. 

Lorenzo P. Gauthier, d. 

Origene E. Lesmerises, d. 

Arthur E. Thibodeau, d. 
Ward 14, Michael J. Cannon, d. 

Michael S. Donnelly, d. 

Peter H. Roy, d. 
Mason, Not entitled. 
Merrimack, Bert L. Peaslee, r. 
Milford, David Deans, Jr., r. 

William M. Falconer, r. 
Fred T. Wadleigh, r. 
Mont Vernon, Not entitled. 



N^ashua, 

Ward 1, J. Wesley Colburn, r. 
Mabel T. Cooper, r. 
Donald C. Freeman, r. 
Alice L. Ramsdell, r. 
Ward 2, George F. Boire, d. and r. 

Robert H. Temple, d. 
Ward 3, Agenor Belcourt, d. 

Roland A. Morrissette, d. 
Ward 4, Winslow P. Ayers, d. 

Cornelius M. Brosnahan, d. 
Ward 5 , Albert Maynard, d. 

George S. Pappagianis, d. and r. 
Ward 6, John B. Dionne, d. 

Frank B. Shea, d. 
Ward 7 , Arthur J. Chartrain, d. 
Frank E. Ryan, d. 
Dennis F. Sweeney, d. 
Ward 8, Charles A. Dugas, d. 

Alphonse A. Dutilly, d. 
Alfred P. Grandmaison, d. 
Louis M. Janelle, d. 
Normand R. Pelletier, d. 
Ward 9, Paul E. Bouthillier, d. 
Peter J. Dumais, d. 
New Boston, Edward F. Locke, r. 
Nexo Ipswich, William T. Thompson, r. 
Pelharn, Andrew L. Mailloux, r. 
Peterborough, Charles M. Cummings, r. 

Chester F. Dutton, r. 
Sharon, Not entitled. 
Temple, Not entitled. 
Weare, Chester W. French,* r. 
Wilton, David J. Barry, d. 
Windsor, Not entitled. 



*Died. 
fResigned. 



CHESHIRE COUNTY 



Alstead, Nelson C. Burnham, r. 
Chesterfield, Wakefield Dort, r. 
Dublin, Charles R. Thomas, r. 
Fitziuilliam, Pauline H. Maynard, r. 
Gilsum, Walter L. Maloney, Ind. 
Harrisville, John N. Clark, d. 
Hinsdale, Frank W. Walker,f r. and d. 

Orson G. Smith 
Jaffrey, Homer J. Belletete, r. 



Carl C. Spofford, r. 
Keene, 

Ward 1, Charles P. Haley, r. 
Howard W. Kirk, r. 
Edward C. Sweeney, Sr., r. 
Ward 2, Irene W. Landers, r. 

Holland S. Wheeler, r. 
Ward 3, Frank J. Bennett, r. 
Cleon E. Heald, r. 



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XV 



Cheshire County — Continued 
Ward 4, Leroy E. Codding, r. 

Francis F. Faulkner, r. 
Ward 5, Tlieodore S. Barton, r. 
Hugh F. Waling, d. 
Marlboro, Charles E. Carlton, r. and. d. 
Marlow, Not enittled. 
Nelson, Not entitled. 
Richmond, Not entitled. 
Rindge, Harry E. Sherwin, r. 
Roxbury, Not entitled. 
Stoddard, Not entitled. 



Sullivan, Not entitled. 
Surry, Not entitled. 
Sioanzey, Ralph A. Blake, r. 

Joseph Kershaw, r. 
Troy, Franklin L. Lang, d. and r. 
Walpole, Harold T. Killeen, r. and. d. 

E. Everett Rhodes, r. 
Westmoreland, Oscar W. Billings, r. 
Winchester, Frederick H. Ingham, r. 

Alexander P. Thompson, r. 



fResigned. 



SULLIVAN COUNTY 



Acworth, Not entitled. 

Charlestown, Martha McD. Frizzell, r. 

Claremont, 

Ward 1, George W. Angus,, r. and d. 
Sydney B. Converse, r. and d. 
Arthur E. Howe, r. 
Ward 2, Maurice D. Firestone, r. and d. 
Julia A. Millar, r. and d. 
Sam J. Nahil, r. and d. 
Ward 3, William P. Baron, d. 
Alfred J. Marcotte, d. 
Robert E. Stone, d. 
Cornish, Fred Davis, r. 
Croydon, Not entitled. 



Goshen, Not entitled. 
Grantham, Not entitled. 
Langdon, Walter H. Smith, r. 
Lempster, John A. Wirkkala, r. 
Neiuport, Raymond P. Holden, r. 

Edwin H. Perry, r. 

Gladys D. Roe, r. 

Joseph D. Vaughan, r. 
Plainfield, Otis W. Jordan, r. 
Springfield, Arthur H. Metcalf, r. and d. 
Simapee, Clifford E. Gamsby, r. and d. 
Unity, Margaret B. DeLude, r. and d. 
Washington, Not entitled. 



GRAFTON COUNTY 



Alexandria, Not entitled. 
Ashland, Hiram F. Gingras, r. 
Bath, Edwin P. Chamberlin, r. 
Benton, Not entitled. 
Bethlehem, Charles H. Whittier, r. and d. 
Bridgeicater, Not entitled. 
Bristol, Bowdoin Plumer, r. and d. 
Campton, Philip S. Willey, r. 
Canaan, George L. Eggleston, r. 
Dorchester, Not entitled. 
Easton, Lyle E. Brown, r. and d. 
Ellsworth, Not entitled. 
Enfield, Thomas J. Lorden, r. 
Franconia, Nina E. Peabody, r. 
Grafton, Elsie F. Williams, r. 
Groton, Not entitled. 
Hanover, Edith P. Atkins, r. 
Robert J. Fuller, r. 



Elizabeth W. Hayward, r. 

Charles A. Holden, r. 
Haverhill, Norman A. McMeekin, r. 

Finley P. Sleeper, r. 
Hebron, Not entitled. 
Holderness, William R. Stockwell, Jr., 

r. and d. 
Landafj, Not entitled. 
Lebanon, Arthur F. Adams, r. 

Jerold M. Ashley, r. 

Forrest B. Cole, r. 

Fred A. Jones, r. 

Victor G. Jones, r. 

Joseph B. Perley, r. 
Lincoln, Charles Griffin, r. 
Lisbon, Norman C. Fox, r. 
Littleton, Van H. Gardner, r. and. d. 

George E. Longchamps, r. 



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The Legislature of 1953 



Grafton County — Continued 

Eda C. Martin, r. and d. 
Lyman, Not entitled. 
Lyme, Charles E. Dixon, r. 
Monroe, Not entitled. 
Orange, Not entitled. 
Orford, Robert W. Carr, r. 
Piermont, Earl V. Howard, r. 



Ply?nouth, Kenneth G. Bell, r. 
Suzanne Loizeaux, r 
Rumney, Jesse A. Barney, r. 
Thornton, Ida M. Horner, r. 
Warren, Fayne E. Anderson, r. 
WatewUle, Sarah J. Woodward, r. 
Wentworth, Not entitled. 
Woodstock, Thomas F. Sawyer, r. and d. 



COOS COUNTY 



Berlin, 

Ward 1, Oliver Dussault, d. 

Edward F. Hinchey, d. 
Henry M. Moffett,* d. 
Ward 2, Harry L. Henderson, d. 

Frank H. Sheridan, d. 
Ward 3, Hilda C. F. Brungot, r. and d. 

Marie A. Christiansen, r. 
Ward 4, Arthur A. Bouchard, d. 
Jennie Fontaine, d. 
Albert Theriault, d. 
Carroll, Not entitled. 
Clarksville, Not entitled. 
Colebrook, Harry S. Alls, r. and d. 
Columbia, Lovell V. Oakes, r. and d. 
Dalton, William O. Emerson, r. 
Dummer, Not entitled. 
Errol, Not entitled. 



Gorham, Bernard J. Robinson, r. 

Phillip K. Ross, Sr., d. 
Jefferson, Raymond G. Kimball, r. 
Lancaster, Arthur L. Simonds, r. 

Walter E. SAvett, r. 
Milan, Lloyd Flint,* r. 

R. Wilbur Potter 
Millsfield, Not entitled. 
Northumberland, Claire Boutain, r. 

Eleanor R. Hayes, r and d. 
Pittsburg, Merton L. Hilliard, r. 
Randolph, Not entitled. 
Shelburne, Not entitled. 
Stark, Not entitled. 
Stewartstown, George M. Weeks, r. 
Stratford, Bert Stinson, d. 
Wentworth' s Location, Not entitled. 
Whitefield, Ada C. Taylor, r. 



*Died. 



LAWS 

of the 
State of New Hampshire 

JANUARY SESSION OF 1953 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION OF HIGHWAY IN 

RiNDGE. 

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

1. Change in Classification. The class V highway starting 
at its junction with route 119, recently relocated, and running 
northeasterly by Grassy Pond and the Cathedral of the Pines, 
so-called, to the junction of the class V highway just easterly of 
the Cathedral of the Pines, being approximately one and three- 
quarters miles, shall hereinafter be classified as a class II high- 
way. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved Febuary 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Legislative Employees. Amend section 23, chapter 9, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 89, Laws of 
1945, and section 1, chapter 271, Laws of 1947, by striking 
out all of said section after the word "week" in the seventh line, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 23. At- 
taches. The compensation of the following attaches of the 
senate and house of representatives shall be: sergeant-at-arms, 
$6.50 a day; custodian of mails and supplies, $6 a day; messen- 
gers, assistant messengers, telephone messengers, library mes- 



2 Chapter 3 1953 

sengers, doorkeepers, wardens and assistant wardens, pages and 
chaplain, $5 a day; each for six days a week. 

2. Compensation. Amend chapter 9, Revised Laws, by 
inserting after section 23-a, as inserted by section 1, chapter 1, 
Laws of 1947, and as amended by section 2, chapter 85, Laws 
of 1951, the following new section: 23-b. Absence from Duties. 
In case any one of the clerks, assistant clerks, stenographers, 
mileage clerks, attaches or other employees of the senate or 
house of representatives shall be absent from his duties, his 
compensation shall be suspended during his said absence from 
duty, unless the finance committee of the senate or the ap- 
propriations committee of the house of representatives shall 
otherwise determine, for good cause shown. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. 

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

1. Legislative Council. Amend section 1, chapter 232, 
Laws of 1951, by striking out the words, "until the convening 
of the next succeeding biennial session of the legislature fol- 
lowing their appointment," in the nineteenth, twentieth and 
twenty-first lines, and inserting in place thereof the words, un- 
til their successors are appointed and are organized under the 
provisions of section 2, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 1. Establishment of Legislative Council; 
Members; Appointment. There is hereby established a legis- 
lative council to consist of fifteen members, nine from the 
house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker, three 
from the senate to be appointed by the president, and three 
others who are neither members of the legislature nor state 
officials nor employees to be appointed by the governor. The 
members appointed by the speaker shall be representatives of 
both political parties and shall be appointed in the same ratio 
as the said parties bear to each other in the elected member- 
ship of the house. Of the members appointed by the president, 
two shall be from the majority party and one from the mi- 



1953 Chapter 3 3 

nority; of the members appointed by the governor, two shall 
be of the majority party and one of the minority. Such ap- 
pointments shall, so far as possible, be so distributed as to 
make the legislative council representative of all sections of 
the state. Members of the legislative council shall be appointed 
prior to adjournment of the regular biennial sessions of the 
legislature and shall hold office from the date of their ap- 
pointment until their successors are appointed and are organ- 
ized under the provisions of section 2. Any vacancy arising in 
the membership shall be filled by the appointing official. 

2. Secretary; Compensation of Members. Amend section 
2, chapter 232, Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 2. Meetings; Quorum. 
The legislative council shall meet within ten days after its 
creation and organize by selecting a chairman and a vice-chair- 
man, one of whom shall be a member of the senate and one 
of whom shall be a member of the house of representatives. 
The council shall also select a secretary, from its membership, 
who shall keep the records of the council. The regular meet- 
ing place of the council shall be at the state house, Concord, 
New Hampshire, and after its inception and organization it 
shall meet in accordance with its established rules but, in any 
event at least quarterly. A majority of the members of the 
legislative council shall constitute a quorum, and its member- 
ship shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to 
mileage and necessary expenses incurred while attending any 
meetings of the council or committees thereof within the state, 
except that members of the legislature shall not be entitled to 
mileage when the general court is in session. 

3. Standing Committees. Amend section 3, chapter 232, 
Laws of 1951, by striking out the words, "shall appoint such" 
and inserting in place thereof the words, establish such stand- 
ing, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 3. 
Rules. The legislative council shall establish rules to govern 
its practice and procedure and establish such standing commit- 
tees from its membership as are necessary to perform its duties 
under this chapter. 

4. Powers. Amend section 4, chapter 232, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 4. Duties. It shall be the duty of the legislative 
council to consider all matters referred to it by the general 



4 Chapter 3 1953 

court and by the governor and council, as well as such prob- 
lems of major concern throughout the state as might reason- 
ably be expected to come before the general court for its con- 
sideration. The legislative council shall prepare in advance 
of each regular session of the general court a report incorpo- 
rating its studies, together, with a legislative program based 
upon its research, studies and exploration of the state's prob- 
lems. The chairman of the legislative council shall assign mem- 
bers to the committees established under the preceding sec- 
tion and may appoint special committees from its membership 
to consider, study and resolve particular matters under con- 
sideration. The legislative council shall have power to em- 
ploy, within the limits of its appropriation, such experts as 
may be required to perform its duties. It shall have authority 
to hold public hearings, to request information from all gov- 
ernmental departments and agencies, to require the appear- 
ance of witnesses and to secure testimony and evidence by use 
of a subpoena duces tecum so far as such appearance, testimony 
and evidence is material and relevant to its duties; to consult 
from time to time while the legislature is not in session with 
the governor regarding the execution of legislative policy by 
the executive departments, and to require the cooperation of 
the legislative drafting service of the attorney general's office. 
The legislative council shall consult from time to time with 
the committee to study uniform state laws established by sec- 
tion 8 of part 5 of chapter 5 of the Laws of 1950, on uniform 
legislation. The legislative council may require state, county, 
city and town officers to furnish such reports, data, memoranda 
and other facts as may come within the custody or knowledge 
of said officers in their official capacity, when said reports, data, 
memoranda and other facts are deemed by the council to be 
necessary in the performance of its duties. Wilful failure to 
comply with such a request shall be deemed a misdemeanor. 
Upon the recommendation of the council, the chairman shall 
have the power to appoint to advisory committees persons who 
may or may not be members of the council but who shall have 
proper qualifications and specialized knowledge to assist the 
council in performing its duties. 

5. Declaration. Amend section 5, chapter 232, Laws of 
1951, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 5. Interpretation. It is the declared inten- 
tion of this act to eliminate the establishing of interim com- 



1953 Chapter 4 5 

missions in the future. This act shall be interpreted to carry 
out the above-stated intention; 

6. General Court. Amend section 6, chapter 232, Laws of 
1951, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 6, Appropriation. A biennial appropriation 
shall be made by the general court to carry out the provisions 
of this chapter. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved February 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROCEDURE IN COLLECTING FROM BONDS ON 

PUBLIC WORKS. 

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

1. Bonds on Public Works. Amend section 27, chapter 
264 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 182, Laws of 
1943, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 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 aforesaid, shall within ninety days after said 
claimant ceases to perform said labor or furnish said materials, 
machinery, tools or equipment file in the office of the secretary 
of state, if the state is a contracting party, or with the depart- 
ment of public works and highways, if the state is a party to 
said contract by or through said department, 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 
the office where it is filed to the principal and surety. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



6 Chapters 5, 6 1953 

CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TIME FOR BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION ON 
TOWN HIGHWAYS WITH APPORTIONMENT A FUNDS. 

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

1. Apportionment A Funds. Amend part 13 of chapter 90 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 188, Laws of 1945, 
and as amended by section 1, chapter 83, Laws of 1951, by in- 
serting after section 7 the following new section: 7-a. Expend- 
itures for Town Highways. Expenditures may be made from 
the joint fund as provided by section 7 prior to the apportion- 
ment of State funds at the beginning of the state fiscal year; 
provided, that the town remits its contribution together with 
the amount of the state apportionment to the commissioner 
before the project is begun; and provided further, that the 
commissioner shall reimburse the town for the amount of the 
state's apportionment when such funds are apportioned. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT NAMING A CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN TaMWORTH ThE 

Chinook Trail. 

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

1. Name Given. The highway in the town of Tamworth, 
beginning in Tamworth Village and running to a point beyond 
the chapel in Wonalancet where the road turns at a right angle, 
said highway being a part of Route 113-A, shall be named and 
hereafter known as The Chinook Trail. The commissioner of 
public works and highways is directed to place appropriate 
markers on the highway to designate the name hereby given. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 7, 8 7 

CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SELECTION OF SEATS BY MEMBERS OF THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

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

1. House of Representatives. Section 7 of chapter 9 of the 
Revised Laws, relative to the method for the selection of seats 
by representatives, is hereby repealed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT INCREASING CERTAIN FEES FOR TOWN CLERKS. 

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

1. Reports of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Amend section 
11 of chapter 337, Revised Laws, by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: H. Fees. The 
town shall pay to the town clerk the following fees; for re- 
ceiving, recording and indexing an original record hereunder 
and making and forwarding a copy thereof to the state office, 
fifty cents; for each additional copy required by sections 4, 7 
or 8 hereof or section 50 of chapter 168, twenty-five cents; and 
for receiving, recording and indexing the official copy of an 
original record, fifty cents. 

2. County Institutions. Amend section 12 of chapter 337, 
Revised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 12. Payment by County. The 
town clerk's fees for receiving, recording and indexing the rec- 
ord of a birth or death occurring at county farm, almshouse, 
jail and other county institutions shall be paid by the county 
in which said birth or death occurs, at the same rates; and the 
treasurer of any county shall, upon the presentation of the 
bill for such services of any town clerk within his county, duly 
approved by the county commissioners, draw his warrant for 
the same. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



8 Chapter 9 1953 

CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO GRANTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CITIES 

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY EXEMPTION FROM THE PROVISIONS 

OF THE MUNICIPAL BOND STATUTE. 

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

1. School Districts. Amend chapter 5 of the Laws of 1951 
by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 

Chapter 5 

1. Authority. Any school district duly organized and ex- 
isting under the provisions of law, and any city which main- 
tains a school department within its corporate organization is 
hereby authorized and empowered to issue its serial bonds or 
notes for the purpose of construction of new school buildings 
or for the alteration and improvement of existing school facili- 
ties to an amount not exceeding five per cent of the latest as- 
sessed valuation subject to taxation of the taxable property in 
such district or city. Existing indebtedness of such districts or 
such cities incurred for school and educational purposes shall 
be included in determining net borrowing capacity hereunder, 
provided that in the case of cities the total borrowing capacity 
for all municipal purposes, including school purposes, shall not 
exceed eight per cent. 

2. Bond Issues; Special Cases. A school district or a city 
may vote to issue bonds or notes for the purposes set forth in 
section 1 in an amount in excess of five per cent of the latest 
assessed valuation subject to taxation but not in excess of 
eight per cent thereof, (in cities not in excess of eleven per 
cent for all purposes, but in no case more than eight per cent 
for school facilities), in accordance with the conditions set forth 
in sections 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this act. A certified copy of the 
record of the action of the school district or the city, as the 
case may be, shall forthwith be presented to the commissioner 
of education. 

3. Municipal Bond Statute. The issuance of serial notes 
or bonds by school districts or cities under this act shall be 
governed by the provisions of chapter 72 of the Revised Laws 
as amended except for the debt limitations upon school dis- 



1953 Chapter 9 9 

tricts and cities imposed by sections 7 and 8 thereof. The debt 
of a school district or of a city for school purposes created un- 
der the provisions of this act and of a school district created 
under the provisions of chapter 156 of the Laws of 1947, or of 
chapter 55 of the Laws of 1949 shall be excluded in computing 
the debt limit of counties, towns, cities and village districts un- 
der the provisions of section 7 thereof. 

4. Board of Investigation Designated. There shall be a 
board of investigation composed as follows: A member of the 
tax commission, to be selected by said commission, who shall 
serve as chairman of the board; the commissioner of educa- 
tion; the chairman of the judiciary committee of the senate; 
the chairman of the judiciary committee of the house of repre- 
sentatives and one other person having knowledge of educa- 
tional and financial matters to be appointed by the governor. 
In the absence, disability, or refusal of the chairman of the 
judiciary committee of either the senate or house of represent- 
atives, or the person appointed by the governor, to serve on said 
board, the president of the senate or the speaker of the house 
of representatives, or the governor, as the case may be, shall 
designate some other member of said committees or person to 
serve as a member of said board. The board shall choose one 
of their number to serve as clerk. The non-state-salaried mem- 
bers of said board shall receive compensation for their services 
at the rate of ten dollars per diem and their reasonable ex- 
penses, and said compensation, together with the other ex- 
penses incurred by the board shall be paid by the school dis- 
trict or city whose proposals are to be examined. Said board 
shall make a complete stenographic record of its hearings. 

5. Meetings of Board. Upon receipt of the record pro- 
vided under section 2, the commissioner of education shall no- 
tify the chairman of said board of the receipt thereof and said 
chairman shall fix a time and place when all interested parties 
may be heard and give notice thereof by registered mail to 
the chairman of the school board and the clerk of the school 
district, or to the mayor of a city and the chairman of the 
board of education of a city, presenting the proposal at least 
fourteen days prior to the date set for the hearing and caus- 
ing said notice to be published once in a newspaper of general 
circulation in said school district or city. Said hearing may be 
adjourned at the discretion of the board. 



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6. Findings of Board. Said board shall consider the edu- 
cational needs and financial condition of the district or city. If 
it finds the proposal is in the best interest of and within the 
financial capacity of said district or city it shall certify its ap- 
proval to the governor, but if it concludes the proposal is in- 
expedient it shall submit its disapproval forthwith in writing 
to the chairman of the school board and clerk of the district 
or the mayor of the city and chairman of the board of educa- 
tion of the city and thereupon the action of said school district 
or said city shall be null and void. The findings of said board 
shall be by majority vote of all members. 

7. Approval of Governor and Council. Upon receipt of 
the approval of the proposal by the board, the governor and 
council shall examine the same and if they shall approve, the 
record of such approval shall be certified by the secretary of 
state to the chairman of the school board and the clerk of the 
district or the mayor of the city and the chairman of the board 
of education of the city, whereupon said bond issue shall be 
regarded as authorized as though said issue does not exceed 
five per cent of the latest assessed valuation of said district 
or city. 

8. Extension of Bond Term. Under the conditions of ap- 
plication, notice, hearing, approval and certification set forth 
in sections 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this act, the terms of any bonds 
issued under the provisions hereof may be extended for a 
period of not more than thirty years. 

9. Duration of Bond. The authority vested in the board 
under the provisions of section 4 of this act shall terminate De- 
cember 31, 1954. 

2. Takes Effect; Expiration. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage, provided that no action shall be taken here- 
under by any school district or city after January 1, 1955, ex- 
cept such action as may be necessary to carry out such approval 
as may be granted under section 7. The foregoing limitation 
of this act shall not affect the validity of any bonds or notes 
^issued by authority thereof. 
[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 10 11 

CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET 

ASSISTANT. 

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

1. Legislature. Amend chapter 9 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting at the end thereof the following new subdivision: 

Legislative Budget Assistant. 

33. Appointment and Compensation. Prior to the proro- 
gation of any regular session of the legislature, the appropria- 
tions committee of the house of representatives and the finance 
committee of the state senate, acting as a special committee, 
shall appoint a legislative budget assistant whose name shall be 
filed with the secretary of state. Said officer shall receive such 
salary as may be determined by the legislature and shall be 
reimbursed for actual expenses when engaged in the duties of 
his office. 

34. Duties. The legislative budget assistant shall serve 
as analyst to examine the financial condition and operations of 
the state for the information of the legislature. He shall make 
research into receipts and expenditures of all state departments, 
institutions, commissions and agencies and shall report his 
findings and recommendations to the appropriations and fi- 
nance committees on or before January twenty-fifth of each 
regular legislative session. He shall make such reports and 
statements to said committees and the legislature as may assist 
the members thereof to be more familiar with the financial 
conditions and operations of the state government. Said assist- 
ant shall attend all hearings on state budgets as provided in 
section 7, chapter 23 of the Revised Laws and during the legis- 
lative session shall furnish such assistance as the said commit- 
tees may request. 

35. Supplies; Furnishing Information. Said assistant shall 
be assigned office supplies and equipment belonging to the 
legislature. Suitable office space in the state house devoted to 
the use of the legislature shall be assigned to him for use during 
the legislative sessions and also during the interim between 
sessions. All state departments, institutions, commissions, and 
agencies shall be required to furnish to said budget assistant 



12 . Chapter 11 1953 

any information he may request relative to matters which may 
be of use to the said committees and the legislature in dealing 
with the financial conditions of the state. 

36. Dismissal. The legislative budget assistant may be 
dismissed at any time for good cause shown in a complaint 
brought by the said special committee after a full hearing by 
a joint session of the house and senate and by a majority vote 
thereof. 

37. Assistants. The legislative budget assistant with the 
approval of the special committee, may appoint a deputy legis- 
lative budget assistant and such other assistants as he may re- 
quire within the limits of the appropriation made for his 
department on recommendation of the special committee. The 
deputy legislative budget assistant shall perform such duties 
as may be determined by the legislative budget assistant and 
may be dismissed by the legislative budget assistant with the 
approval of the special committee for good cause shown. 

38. Vacancies. When the position of the legislative bud- 
get assistant becomes vacant the chairman of the house appro- 
priations committee shall call a joint meeting of the house ap- 
propriations committee and the senate finance committee not 
less than one month after the vacancy occurs for the purpose of 
filling said vacancy. When the position of the deputy legislative 
budget assistant becomes vacant the legislative budget assistant 
with the approval of the special committee may appoint a 
deputy legislative budget assistant to fill the vacancy. 

2. Repeal. Section 2 of chapter 296 of the Laws of 1947 
is hereby repealed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NAMING COLBY JUNIOR COLLEGE HIGHWAY. 

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

1. Colby Junior College Highway. The highway running 
from the junction of the William E. Chandler and the John 
Stark Highways, in the town of Bradford, to the junction of 



1953 Chapters 12, 13 13 

routes 114 and 11 in the town of New London shall be named 
and hereafter called the Colby Junior College Highway. The 
commissioner of public works and highways shall cause suit- 
able markers to be erected on said highway showing the name 
thereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 12. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPILATIONS OF CERTIFICATES OF 
REGISTRATION AND LICENSES TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Registration Compilations. Amend sec- 
tion 10 of chapter 118 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter 94, Laws of 1943, by striking out said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 10. Officials. The 
commissioner may prepare and furnish without charge, copies 
of certificates of registration and of licenses to operate, and 
copies of other documents relating thereto, including com- 
pilations thereof, to law enforcement officers in the state; 
and may sell such compilations to others at such reason- 
able price as the commissioner may from time to time 
establish; and may issue certificate 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 February 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LABELING AGRICULTURAL SEEDS. 

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

1. Agricultural Seeds. Amend paragraph V of section 3 of 



14 Chapter 14 1953 

chapter 224 of the Revised Laws as inserted by section 1, chap- 
ter 54, Laws of 1943, by striking out said paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: V. If present, the names 
of the kinds of secondary noxious-weed seeds and the rate of 
occurrence of each: (A) Per ounce in Agrostis spp., Poa spp., 
Rhodes grass, Bermuda Grass, timothy, orchard grass, fescues, 
alsike and white clover, reed canary grass, Dallis grass, ryegrass, 
foxtail millet, crimson clover, Brassica spp., flax, Agropyron 
spp., and other agricultural seeds of similar size and weight, 
or mixtures within this group, and 

(B) Per pound in proso, Sudan grass, wheat, oats, rye, barley, 
buckwheat, sorghums, vetches, and other agricultural seeds of 
a size and weight similar to or greater than those within this 
group, or any mixtures within this group. All determinations 
of noxious-weed seeds shall be subject to tolerances and meth- 
ods of determination prescribed in the rules and regulations 
under this chapter. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT INCREASING FEES FOR LICENSES RELATIVE TO THE 
PURCHASE AND SALE OF POULTRY. 

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

1 , Purchase and Sale of Poultry. Amend section 6 of chap- 
ter 199 of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 3, chapter 
87, Laws of 1949, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 6. Fees. The fee for each li- 
cense issued hereunder shall be three dollars, which shall en- 
title the licensee to one set of number plates. The price for 
each certified copy of license and an additional set of number 
plates shall be two dollars. The fee for each certification of 
transfer shall be one dollar. 

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

1953. 

[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF 
COMMERCIAL FEEDS IN THE STATE OF NeW HAMPSHIRE. 

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

1. Commercial Feed. Amend chapter 226 of the Revised 
Laws by striking out said chapter and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

Chapter 226 
New Hampshire Commercial Feed Law 

1. Title. This chapter shall be known as the New Hamp- 
shire Commercial Feed Law. 

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

L "Person" individual, partnership, corporation, firm, 
association, and agent. 

IL "Distribute" to offer for sale, sell, barter, or other- 
wise supply commercial feeds. 

in. "Sell" or "sale" shall include exchange. 

IV. "Commercial feed," all materials which are dis- 
tributed for use as feed for animals, other than man, and for 
wild birds kept in captivity, except (1) unmixed whole seeds 
and meals made directly from the entire seeds, (2) unground 
hay, and (3) whole or ground straw, stover, silage, cobs, and 
hulls when not mixed with other materials. 

V. "Brand," the term, design, or trademark and other 
specific designation under which an individual commercial 
feed is distributed in this state. 

VI. "Label," a display of written, printed, or graphic 
matter upon the container in which a commercial feed is 
distributed. 

VII. "Ton," a net weight of two thousand pounds 
avoirdupois. 

VIII. "Per cent" or "percentage," percentage by weight. 

IX. "Official sample," any sample of commercial feed 
taken by the commissioner or his agent. 

X. "Commissioner," the commissioner of agriculture. 



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3. Registration. Each brand of commercial feed shall be 
registered before being offered for sale, sold, or otherwise dis- 
tributed in this state. The application for registration shall be 
submitted to the commissioner on forms furnished by him, and 
shall be accompanied by a fee of fifteen dollars per brand, and 
if the commissioner so requests shall also be accompanied by 
a label or other printed matter describing the product. Upon 
approval by the commissioner a copy of the registration shall 
be furnished to the applicant. All registrations expire on De- 
cember 3 1 of each year. 

4. Required Information. Said application shall include 
the following information: 

I. The name and principal address of the person guar- 
anteeing the commercial feed. 

II. The name or brand under which the commercial 
feed is to be sold. 

III. The guaranteed analysis, listing the minimum per- 
centage of crude protein, minimum percentage of crude fat, 
and maximum percentage of crude fiber. For mineral feeds 
the list shall include the following if added: Minimum and 
maximum percentage of calcium (^a), minimum percentage 
of phosphorus (P), minimum percentage of iodine (I), and 
minimum and maximum percentages of salt (NaCl). Other 
nutritional substances or elements, determinable by labora- 
tory methods, may be guaranteed by permission of the com- 
missioner by and with the advice of the director of the agri- 
cultural experiment station. When any such other items are 
guaranteed, they shall be subject to inspection and analysis 
in accordance with the methods and regulations that may be 
prescribed by commissioner. Products sold solely as mineral 
or vitamin supplements and guaranteed as specified in this 
section need not show guarantees for protein, fat and fiber. 

IV. The common or usual English name of each in- 
gredient used in the manufacture of the commercial feed. 

5. Exception; Change in Guarantee. A distributor shall 
not be required to register any brand of commercial feed which 
is already registered under this chapter by another person. 
Changes in the guarantee of either chemical or ingredient com- 
position of a commercial feed may be permitted provided satis- 
factory evidence is submitted showing that such changes would 



1953 Chapter 15 17 

not result in a lowering of the feeding value of the product 
for the purpose for which designed. 

6. Refusal to Register; Cancellation of Registration. The 

commissioner is empowered to refuse registration of any ap- 
plication not in compliance with all provisions hereof and to 
cancel any registration when it is subsequently found to be in 
violation of any provision hereof or when he has satisfactory 
evidence that the registrant has used fraudulent or deceptive 
practices in attempted evasion of the provisions hereof or reg- 
ulations hereunder. Provided, however, that no registration 
shall be refused or cancelled until the registrant shall have been 
given opportunity to be heard before the commissioner. 

7. Labeling. Any commercial feed offered for sale or sold 
or otherwise distributed in this state in bags, barrels, or other 
containers shall have placed on or affixed to the container in 
written or printed form the net weight and the information re- 
quired by section 4. If distributed in bulk, a written or printed 
statement of the net weight and the information required by 
section 4, shall accompany delivery and be furnished to the 
purchaser. 

8. Adulteration. No person shall distribute an adulterated 
commercial feed. A commercial feed shall be deemed to be 
adulterated: 

I. If any poisonous, deleterious or non-nutritive in- 
gredient has been added in sufficient amount to render it in- 
jurious to animal health. 

II. If any valuable constituent has been in whole or 
part omitted or abstracted therefrom or any less valuable sub- 
stance substituted therefor. 

III. If its composition or quality falls below or differs 
from that which it is purported or is represented to possess by 
its labeling. 

IV. If it contains added hulls, screenings, straw, cobs, 
or other high fiber material unless the name of each such mate- 
rial is clearly and prominently stated on the label. 

9. Misbranding. No person shall distribute misbranded 
feed. A commercial feed shall be deemed to be misbranded: 

I. If its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. 

II. If it is distributed under the name of another feed. 

III. If its container is not labeled as required in sec- 



18 Chapter 15 1953 

tion 7 of this act and in regulations prescribed under this act. 

IV. If it purports to be, or is represented as, a com- 
mercial feed for which a definition of identity and standard of 
quality has been prescribed by regulation unless it conforms 
to such definition and standard. 

V. If any word, statement, or other information re- 
quired by or under authority hereof to appear on the label or 
labeling is not prominently placed thereon with such conspicu- 
ousness (as compared with other words, statements, designs, or 
devices, in the labeling) and in such terms as to render it likely 
to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under 
customary conditions of purchase and use. 

VI. If it purports to be or is represented for special 
dietary uses, unless its label bears such information concerning 
its vitamin, mineral, and other dietary properties as the com- 
missioner determines to be, and by regulations prescribes as, 
necessary in order fully to inform purchasers as to its value for 
such uses. 

10. Inspection, Sampling, Analysis. It shall be the duty of 
the commissioner, who may act through his authorized agent, 
to sample, inspect, make analyses of, and test commercial feeds 
distributed within this state at such time and place to such 
an extent as he may deem necessary to determine whether such 
commercial feeds are in compliance with the provisions hereof. 
The commissioner, individually or through his agent, is au- 
thorized to enter upon any public or private premises during 
regular business hours in order to have access to commercial 
feeds subject to the provisions hereof and the rules and regula- 
tions pertaining thereto. The methods of sampling and analy- 
sis shall be those adopted by the commissioner from sources 
such as the Journal of the Association of Official Agricultural 
Chemists. The commissioner, in determining for administra- 
tive purposes whether a commercial feed is deficient in any 
component, shall be guided solely by the official sample ob- 
tained and analyzed as provided for hereunder. When the in- 
spection and analysis of an official sample indicate a commer- 
cial feed has been adulterated or misbranded, the results of 
analysis shall be forwarded by the commissioner to the dis- 
tributor and the purchaser. Upon request within thirty days 
the commissioner shall furnish to the registrant a portion of 
the sample concerned. 



1953 Chapter 15 19 

11. Rules and Regulations. The commissioner is hereby 
charged with the enforcement of this chapter and after due 
publicity and due public hearing is empowered to promulgate 
and adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as may be 
necessary to carry into effect the full intent and meaning here- 
of. The commissioner is hereby empowered to adopt regula- 
tions establishing definitions and standards for commercial 
feeds and such other regulations as may be necessary for the 
enforcement of any provision of this chapter. 

12. Withdrawal from Sale Orders. When the commission- 
er or his authorized agent has reasonable cause to believe a 
commercial feed is being distributed in violation of any of the 
provisions hereof or of any of the prescribed regulations here- 
under, he may issue and enforce a written or printed "with- 
drawal from sale" order warning the distributor not to dispose 
of the feed in any manner until written permission is given 
by the commissioner or the court. The commissioner shall re- 
lease the commercial feed so withdrawn when the provisions 
and regulations have been complied with and all costs and 
expenses incurred in the withdrawal have been paid. If com- 
pliance is not obtained within thirty days, the commissioner 
shall begin proceedings for condemnation. 

13. Condemnation and Confiscation. Any lot of commer- 
cial feed not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter 
shall be subject to seizure on complaint of the commissioner to 
a court of competent jurisdiction in the area in which said 
commercial feed is located. In the event the court finds the said 
commercial feed to be in violation of this chapter and orders 
the condemnation of said commercial feed, it shall be dis- 
posed of in any manner consistent with the quality of the com- 
mercial feed and the laws of the state; provided, that in no in- 
stance shall the disposition of said commercial feed be ordered 
by the court without first giving the claimant an opportunity 
to apply to the court for release of said commercial feed or for 
permission to process or re-label said commercial feed to bring 
it into compliance with this chapter. 

14. Penalties. I. Any person convicted of violating any 
of the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations 
issued thereunder or who shall impede, obstruct, hinder, or 
otherwise prevent or attempt to prevent said commissioner or 
his duly authorized agent in performance of his duty in con- 



20 Chapter 15 1953 

nection with the provisions hereof, shall be fined not less than 
one hundred dollars or more than two hundred dollars for the 
first violation, and not less than two hundred dollars or more 
than five hundred dollars for a subsequent violation. In all 
prosecutions under this chapter involving the composition of 
a lot of commercial feed, a certified copy of the official analysis 
signed by the commissioner shall be accepted as prima facie 
evidence of the composition. 

II. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as re- 
quiring the commissioner or his representative to report for 
prosecution or for the institution of seizure proceeedings as a 
result of minor violations of the chapter when he believes that 
the public interests will be best served by a suitable notice of 
warning in writing. 

III. It shall be the duty of each county solicitor to 
whom any violation is reported to cause appropriate proceed- 
ings to be instituted and prosecuted in a court of competent 
jurisdiction without delay. Before the commissioner reports a 
violation for such prosecution, an opportunity shall be given 
the distributor to present his view to the commissioner. 

IV. The commissioner is hereby authorized to apply 
for and the court to grant a temporary or permanent injunc- 
tion restraining any person from violating or continuing to 
violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regu- 
lation promulgated hereunder notwithstanding the existence 
of other remedies at law. Said injunction shall be issued with- 
out bond. 

15. Exceptions. Custom mix shall be defined as the com- 
mercial feeding stuff product which a person manufactures, 
processes, or mixes for another, where the person requesting 
such a mixture supplies all or some of the ingredients. Special 
mix shall be defined as the commercial feeding stuff product 
which a person manufactures, processes, or mixes for another 
in accordance with specifications supplied by said purchaser. 
Custom mixes and special mixes, as herein defined, shall be 
sold or resold only for consumption by the livestock or poultry 
of the parties ordering such custom or special mixes and said 
mixes shall be exempt from the general requirements of this 
chapter relative to labeling and registration, provided that each 
container or package of said custom mix or special mix, whether 
in bulk or packaged, shall have attached thereto, in lieu of the 



1953 Chapter 16 21 

tag or label required by section 7, a written or printed tag 
upon which shall be stated the following information: (1) that 
the product in the container or package is a custom mix or 
a special mix, as the case may be, (2) the name of the mixer, 
processor or manufacturer, (3) the net weight of the contents, 
(4) name of the purchaser, and (5) the purpose for which the 
feed is to be fed, that is, dairy feed, poultry feed, pig feed, 
pheasant feed, etc. 

16. Publications. The commissioner shall publish at least 
annually, in such forms as he may deem proper, information 
concerning the sales of commercial feeds, together with such 
data on their production and use as he may consider advisable, 
and a report of the results of the analyses of official samples of 
commercial feeds sold within the 'state as compared with the 
analyses guaranteed in the registration and on the label; pro- 
vided, that the information concerning production and use of 
commercial feeds shall not disclose the operations of any person. 

17. Constitutionality. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, 
or part of this chapter shall for any reason be judged invalid, 
such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the re- 
mainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the 
clause, sentence, paragraph, or part thereof directly involved 
in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been 
rendered. 

2. Effective Date. This act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after the first day of January, 1954. 
[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT RELATING TO DESTRUCTION OF DOCUMENTS, CHECKS, AND 
PAPERS IN THE STATE TREASURER'S FILES. 

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

1. State Treasury. Amend section 5 of chapter 22 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 5. Destruction of Documents. The 
state treasurer may destroy documents, cancelled checks, and 
papers filed in his office at the end of seven years from the time 
of filing as herein provided. All checks issued prior to July I, 



22 Chapter 17 1953 

1945 may be destroyed without microfilming or photostating 
or other process of reproduction. All checks of which a micro- 
film or photostat record has been made or which have been 
accurately reproduced by some other process may be destroyed 
at the end of two years from the time of filing. He shall submit 
to the governor and council a statement describing documents, 
checks and papers that he desires to remove from the files and 
a committee of the council shall examine the same. If the com- 
mittee approves such destruction a record shall be made of all 
such documents, checks and papers, and they shall then be de- 
stroyed by the state treasurer in the presence of the committee. 

2. Takes EflEect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE EMERGENCY FUND. 

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

1. Expenditures Authorized. Amend section 44 of chapter 
27 of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 2 of chapter 
321 of the Laws of 1949, by striking out all after the word, 
"arise" in the sixth line and inserting in place thereof the 
following: in carrying on the essential functions of state gov- 
ernment and in protecting the interests of the state which have 
been impaired by said emergency, so that said section as amend- 
ed shall read as follows: 44. Emergency Fund. There shall 
be an emergency fund consisting of such sums as may be ap- 
propriated for that purpose by the general court, which may 
be expended by the governor, with the consent of the council, 
to aid any state department in any emergency which may arise 
in carrying on the essential functions of state government and 
in protecting the interests of the state which have been im- 
paired by said emergency. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 18, 19 23 

CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF JURORS. 

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

1. Grand and Petit Jurors. Amend section 26 of chapter 
375 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 117 and 200 
of the Laws of 1947 and section 1, chapter 2, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out the word "five" in the fourth line and inserting in 
place thereof the word, six; further amend by striking out the 
word "six" in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the 
word, seven, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 26. Compensation. Grand and petit jurors shall be 
paid by the county for each day or part of a day which is spent 
in actual attendance at court, six dollars each; for travel to and 
from court each day, each mile seven cents; for each day in 
actual attendance at court, one dollar for expenses; talesmen 
shall receive compensation and allowances for travel and ex- 
penses in the same manner and amount as grand and petit 
jurors. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN AERONAUTICAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

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

1 . Time Extended. Any unexpended balance of the amounts 
appropriated by section 33 of chapter 306 of the Revised Laws, 
as inserted by section 10, chapter 281, Laws of 1947, as amended 
by chapter 162, Laws of 1951, shall be available for expenditure 
as provided in said section until June 30, 1955. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



24 Chapters 20, 21 1953 

CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MORTGAGES OR DEEDS OF TRUST. 

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

1, Mortgage or Deed of Trust. Amend section 4 o£ chap- 
ter 261 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "contract" 
in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the words, mort- 
gage or deed of trust or in a contract referred to in the mort- 
gage or deed of trust, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 4. Present Agreement. A mortgage or deed of 
trust which purports to be given in whole or in part as security 
for notes or bonds thereafter to be issued or other expectant 
future obligations, and which states the nature of the obliga- 
tions designed to be secured by it, the amount thereof present- 
ly to be issued, if any, and the limitations, if any, contained in 
the mortgage or deed of trust or in a contract referred to in 
the mortgage or deed of trust with respect to the total or maxi- 
mum amount thereof ultimately to be issued, shall become a 
lawful security for the same as, when and to the extent that 
they shall actually be issued or come into existence as valid 
obligations of the mortgagor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE TITLE OF THE TRUSTEE WHO KEEPS THE 
BOOKS FOR 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, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 70, Laws of 
1943, and by chapter 68, Laws of 1945, by striking out the word 
"treasurer" in the eighth line and inserting in place thereof the 
word, bookkeeper, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 22. Trustees. All such trusts shall be admin- 
istered by a board of three trustees. One trustee shall be elected 
by ballot at each annual town meeting for a term of three years. 
Vacancies shall be filled by the selectmen for the remainder of 



1953 Chapter 22 25 

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 book- 
keeper, who shall keep the records and books of the trustees, 
and shall require a voucher before making any disbursement 
of funds from said trusts. 

2. Bookkeeper. Amend section 28 of said chapter 51, Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 70, Laws of 1943, 
by striking out the word "treasurer" in the first line and in- 
serting in place thereof the word, bookkeeper, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 28. Compensation. 
The bookkeeper of the trustees shall receive such compensa- 
tion as the town meeting may determine, and all of said trus- 
tees shall receive their actual expenses to be paid by the town. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF TAXES BY NON-RESIDENT 

CONTRACTORS. 

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

1. Collection of Property Taxes. Amend chapter 80 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 5 the following new 
section: 5-a. Contractors' Taxes. Whenever any person, firm 
or corporation not a resident of this state enters into a contract 
or agreement with the state or any political subdivision thereof 
and such contractor brings into this state any property which 
is or may be subject to being taxed in this state, it shall be a 
term or condition of such contract that the state or political 
subdivision shall withhold or retain from the contract price 
provided for in said contract such sum or sums as will secure 
the payment of the taxes levied and assessed upon such prop- 
erty until such taxes are paid by such contractor, or are author- 
ized paid by him from the sums so withheld, provided the col- 
lector of taxes or other person responsible for the collection of 
the taxes notifies the treasurer of the state or political subdi- 
vision that such taxes have been assessed but are unpaid. If the 
taxes so assessed are not paid by the person, firm or corporation 



26 Chapter 23 1953 

liable therefor by December first of the year of assessment the 
treasurer, upon notice from the collector that the taxes remain 
unpaid, shall pay over the same to the collector and take his 
receipt therefor, which shall be a full and complete discharge 
of the treasurer for any further liability for the sum so with- 
held. If on December first the person, firm or corporation is not 
entitled to sufficient sums under the contract from which the 
treasurer can withhold the amount of taxes due, the treasurer 
as soon thereafter as sufficient sums are available for the pur- 
pose shall immediately pay over to the collector the sum so 
withheld. If the person, firm or corporation shall pay to the 
collector the taxes assessed after the notice to withhold by the 
collector to the treasurer, the collector shall immediately notify 
the treasurer so withholding, and the sum so withheld shall be 
paid to the person, firm or corporation, if otherwise due. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 23. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING AND ISSUANCE 
OF TRANSFER CARDS. 

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

1. Qualifications for Voting; Transfer Cards. Amend para- 
graph II of section 8 of chapter 31 of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by section 1, chapter 187 of the Laws of 1943, and by 
chapter 165 of the Laws of 1945, by striking out said paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: II. The super- 
visors 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 sched- 
ule to indicate the name of the voter, the town or city of which 
he is a legal voter, the approximate date of removal therefrom, 
the town or city to which he removes, and such other informa- 
tion 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 ap- 
pear on the check-list, who apply therefor not more than six 
months and not less than five days next prior to any election and 



1953 Chapters 24, 25 27 

who furnish satisfactory evidence of their intention to remove to 
another town or city or to remove to another ward in the same 
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; pro- 
vided, however, that in the event that any legal voter fails to 
apply for such a transfer card within the time stipulated, such 
failure to apply shall not be deemed to be a forfeiture of his 
voting domicile from the town or ward from which he has re- 
moved; and such voter shall retain his voting domicile in the 
town or ward from which he removed until he has resided in 
the town or ward to which he has moved for a period of six 
months next prior to any election. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 24. 



an act relative to change in classification of highway in 

Orange. 

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

1. Change in Classification. The uncompleted section of 
the Class II highway on the Mt. Cardigan road in the town of 
Orange, being approximately six tenths of a mile long, shall 
hereafter be classified as a Class III highway. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE LIQUOR STORE AGENTS. 

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

1. Sale of Alcoholic Liquors. Amend section 10, chapter 
170, Revised Laws, as amended by section 16, part 24, chapter 
5, Laws of 1950, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 10. Operation of State Stores, 



28 Chapter 26 1953 

Sales Agents. The commission may in its discretion operate 
state stores for the sale of liquor in such cities and towns as 
shall have accepted the provisions hereof as hereinafter pro- 
vided, and, subject to the state personnel regulations, and with- 
in the limits of available appropriations and funds, may ap- 
point sales agents to sell liquor in said stores; any sales agent 
appointed for any store shall have been a resident of the town 
or city where said store is located for at least six months prior 
to said appointment, provided that if there is no person who 
is a resident of said town or city available, the commission may 
appoint a sales agent who shall have been a resident of the 
county within which said store is located, for at least six months 
prior to said appointment. The salaries of such sales agents 
shall not be governed by the amount of sales. No sales agent 
authorized to sell liquor under the provisions hereof, shall sell 
liquor except such as may be legally obtained under the pro- 
visions hereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE SPECIAL JUSTICE OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURT OF DoVER. 

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

1. Dover Municipal Court. Amend section 4 of chapter 
377 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapters 179 and 260 
of the Laws of 1947 by inserting after the words "fifteen hun- 
dred dollars" in the ninth line the words, of Dover two hundred 
dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
4. Compensation of Special Justices. The special justice and 
justice of the peace requested to sit owing to the disqualifica- 
tion of the justice and special justice shall be paid, from the 
treasury of the city or town wherein said court is located, three 
dollars a day for each day or part thereof that he shall serve 
in said capacity; provided, that the annual salaries of the spe- 
cial justices of the municipal courts of the following cities and 
town shall be as follows, of Manchester eighteen hundred dol- 
lars, of Nashua fifteen hundred dollars, of Dover two hundred 
dollars, of Concord five hundred dollars, of Portsmouth four 



1953 Chapters 27, 28 29 

hundred dollars, of Laconia two hundred dollars, and of Hamp- 
ton one hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid by said cities and 
town, respectively, quarterly, and shall be in lieu of any other 
compensation or fees to such justices. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NAMING FrEDERIC E. EvERETT HIGHWAY. 

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

1. Frederic E. Everett Highway. The highway running 
from the junction of the Daniel Webster Highway at Man- 
chester Street in the city of Concord, to the junction of the 
Daniel Webster Highway at North Main and Bouton Streets, 
now known as the Concord By-Pass and any future expressway 
extensions thereof between the Massachusetts state line at 
Nashua and Franklin shall be named and hereafter called the 
Frederic E. Everett Highway. The commissioner of public 
works and highways shall forthwith cause suitable markers to 
be erected on such portion of said highway as is now con- 
structed showing the name thereof; and further, shall cause 
suitable markers to be erected on any future expressway ex- 
tensions of said highway. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REINSTATEMENT OF PERMANENT FIREMEN TO 
RETIREMENT BENEFITS. 

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

1. Firemen's Retirement Benefits. Amend section 18, chap- 
ter 220, Revised Laws, as amended by section 6, chapter 202, 
Laws of 1945, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 18. Resignation, Dismissal, Reinstate- 
ment and Withdrawal. Any permanent fireman accepting the 



30 Chapter 29 1953 

provisions hereof, who shall retire, withdraw or be dismissed 
from service, and the named beneficiary of any such permanent 
fireman who may die while in active service from causes not 
due to fire duty as described in section 16, shall be entitled to 
receive from the board all payments made thereto by him with 
interest at such rate as the board may prescribe. The named 
beneficiary of any retired permanent fireman who may die 
while in retirement, and whose retirement benefits to the time 
of death should be less than his total payments, plus interest, 
to the board, shall be entitled to receive from the board an 
amount which shall be the difference, if such exists, between 
such fireman's total payments, plus interest, to the board and 
his total benefits received while on retirement to the time of 
his death. Upon retirement or dismissal from service a per- 
manent fireman shall no longer be obligated to pay assessments 
to the fund. Any permanent fireman resigned or dismissed from 
service as aforesaid, may, if he thereafter re-enters services as 
a permanent fireman, be reinstated to the benefits hereof. Upon 
reinstatement to the benefits hereof his rate of assessment shall 
be established by the board as provided under section 9 and 
his term of creditable service shall begin as of the nearest date 
of his reinstatement to the benefits hereof, excepting that a 
reinstated member may receive credit for prior service if he 
leaves his assessments in the fund and provided he is reinstated 
within thirty-six months after his resignation or dismissal. Prior 
service credit shall be only for his period of actual active serv- 
ice. His rate of assessment upon reinstatement shall be as pro- 
vided under section 9. Notice of dismissal or death, not due to 
fire duty as described in section 16, of a permanent fireman who 
has accepted the provisions of this chapter, shall be sent to the 
board by the chief clerk or other responsible officer of city, 
town or precinct by whom said fireman was employed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWN MANAGER. 

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

1. Town Manager. Amend section 16 of chapter 55 of the 



1953 Chapter 30 31 

Revised Laws as inserted by section 3 of chapter 236 of the 
Laws of 1947, by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 16. Collection of Taxes. Any town 
which shall have adopted the provisions of this chapter may at 
the annual or a special meeting, under a proper article in the 
warrant, vote to authorize the selectmen to appoint the town 
manager to also be collector of taxes within and for sucli town 
and to fix his compensation therefor. In such case and while 
such vote is in effect, the town shall not vote to elect a collector 
of taxes. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 30. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAINTENANCE ALLOTMENT FOR ClASS V 

HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Class V Highways. Amend section 10 of part 13, chapter 
90 of the Revised Laws as inserted by section 1, chapter 83, 
Laws of 1951, by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 10. Maintenance Allotment by State. 
In addition to any funds hereinbefore apportioned for con- 
struction and reconstruction purposes, the commissioner, in 
the month of July in each year, shall allot to each town a sum 
sufficient, when added to the amount which ^vould be derived 
by a tax of thirty-five cents on each one hundred dollars of the 
town's last equalized valuation, to equal one hundred twenty 
dollars for each mile of regularly maintained class V highway 
in such town. The sums so allotted shall be used for the care 
and maintenance of class V highways and for no other pur- 
poses, under the supervision of the commissioner, and shall be 
expended in accordance with specifications provided by the 
commissioner under the direction of a person or persons ap- 
pointed by the selectmen of the town. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



32 Chapter 31 1953 

CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RETIREMENT OF BONDS FOR ClASS IV AND 

Class V highways. 

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

1. Aid for Town Highways. Amend section 2, part 13, 
chapter 90 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 83, Laws 
of 1951, by inserting after the word "date" in the twelfth line 
the words: Any city or town issuing bonds or long term notes 
to accelerate the improvement of its Class IV and Class V high- 
ways may apply any part of the funds herein apportioned, for 
a period not to exceed five years or with the approval of the 
commissioner for a period not to exceed ten years, to aid in 
the retirement of such bonds or notes, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 2. Apportionment. All funds 
available to cities, towns or unincorporated places pursuant to 
the provisions hereof shall be allotted by the commissioner of 
public works and highways upon the following basis: (a) Ap- 
portionment A. The commissioner shall apportion, on the 
basis of a sum of not less than nine hundred thousand dollars, 
to each city, town and unincorporated place, an amount based 
on the proportion which the mileage of the regularly main- 
tained Class IV and Class V highways in that city, town or 
unincorporated place, as of January 1st of the previous year, 
bears to the total mileage of the regularly maintained Class IV 
and Class V highways in the state as of that date. Any city or 
town issuing bonds or long term notes to accelerate the im- 
provement of its Class IV and Class V highways may apply any 
part of the funds herein apportioned, for a period not to ex- 
ceed five years or with the approval of the commissioner for a 
period not to exceed ten years, to aid in the retirement of such 
bonds or notes: (b) Apportionment B. The commissioner 
shall apportion to each city and town of twenty-five hundred 
inhabitants and over, one thousand dollars per mile for the 
mileage of Class IV highways which are urban extensions of 
Class I and Class II highways. If the projects submitted are 
eligible for federal assistance, this apportionment must be used 
to match any federal funds which may be available to the ap- 
plicant city or town. Any city or town issuing bonds to acceler- 
ate the improvement of arterial routes within its compact area 
may apply any part of the funds herein apportioned, for a 



1953 Chapters 32, 33 33 

period not to exceed ten years, to aid in the retirement of such 
bonds: (c) Apportionment C. The commissioner shall appor- 
tion to eligible cities or towns the amount of federal funds 
which are available for their use. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 32. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF PUBLIC 
WEIGHERS. 

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

1. Public Weighers. Amend chapter 192 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 44-a, as inserted by section 6, 
chapter 199, Laws of 1951, the following new section: 44-b. 
Destruction of Records. A public weigher may destroy docu- 
ments and records of weighing certificates filed in his office at 
the end of ten years from the time of filing of the same. 

2. Application of Act. Such parts of section 44 of chapter 
192 of Revised Laws as may be inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such incon- 
sistency. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO NAMING CERTAIN BRIDGES OVER THE BlUE 

Star Memorial Highway. 

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

1. Bridges Named. Bridges over the Blue Star Memorial 
Highway, also known as the New Hampshire Turnpike, shall 
be designated respectively as follows: 

Bridge 1. New Zealand Road, Seabrook, as the Sea- 
brook Veterans Memorial Bridge. 



34 Chapter 34 1953 

Bridge 2. Kensington Road, Hampton Falls, as the 
Robert G. Lord Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 3. Exeter Road, Hampton Falls, as the Lincoln 
H. Akerman Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 4. Drakeside Road, Hampton, as the Pacific 
Veterans Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 5. Exeter Road, Hampton, as the Atlantic Vet- 
erans Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 10. Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland, as the John 
W. Weeks and Charles S. Blakeney Memo- 
rial Bridge. 

Bridge 11. Ocean Road, Greenland, as the Charles H. 
Hayden and the Reginald A. Trefethen Me- 
morial Bridge. 

Bridge 12. Railroad Underpass, Portsmouth, as the 
Robert A. Anderson Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 13. South Side Road, Portsmouth, as the Wil- 
liam A. Dorney, Jr. Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 14. Sherburne Road, Portsmouth, as the Shea 
Memorial Bridge. 

Bridge 15. Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, as the 
George R. Laderbush Memorial Bridge. 

The commissioner of public works and highways shall cause 
suitable markers to be placed on said bridges. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND 
BETTERMENT OF ClASS I, H, IV AND V HIGHWAYS. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of five million dollars is here- 
by appropriated for the construction, reconstruction and bet- 
terment of Class I, Class l\, Class IV and Class V highways. 
The sum so appropriated shall be expended under the direc- 



1953 Chapter 35 35 

tion o£ the commissioner of public works and highways. 

2. Bond Issue Authorized. In order to obtain funds for 
the payment of the appropriation authorized by section 1, 
hereof, the state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the di- 
rection of the governor and council, to borrow upon the credit 
of the state a sum not exceeding five million dollars and for 
that purpose may issue bonds or notes in the name and on 
behalf of the state. Such bonds shall be deemed a pledge of 
the faith and credit of the state. 

3. Forms; Proceeds of Sale; Accounts; Short Term Notes. 

The form of such bonds or notes, their rate of interest, the 
method of issuance shall be in accordance with sections 6, 7, 
8 of chapter 83, Laws of 1951, which sections are made ap- 
plicable to the bond issue provided for herein. 

4. Road Toll. The road tolls as specified by section 9, 
chapter 83, Laws of 1951, shall be used initially to pay the 
interest and principal due on any bonds and notes issued 
under the provisions of said chapter 83, or under any previous 
acts pertaining to highway construction, and in addition there- 
to shall be used to pay the interest and principal on any bonds 
and notes issued under the authority of section 2 of this act. 
Any remainder of said road tolls after meeting said charges 
shall be paid into the highway fund. Nothing herein shall be 
construed as affecting or changing the termination of the 
supplemental road toll of one cent per gallon as provided by 
section 10 of said chapter 83. 

5. Takes Effect. The provisions of this act shall take ef- 
fect July 1, 1953. 

[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAXATION OF PROPERTY HELD BY A TOWN 

OR DISTRICT IN ANOTHER TOWN OR DISTRICT FOR WATER SUPPLY 

OR FLOOD CONTROL PURPOSES. 

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

\. Property Liable for Taxation. Amend section 12 of 



36 Chapter 36 1953 

chapter 73 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 12. Water 
Works; Flood Control. Property held by a city, town or dis- 
trict in another city or town for the purpose of a water supply 
or flood control, if yielding no rent, shall not be liable to 
taxation therein, but the city, town or district so holding it 
shall annually pay to the city or town in which such property 
lies an amount equal to that which such place would receive 
for taxes upon the average of the assessed value of such land, 
without buildings or other structures, for the three years last 
preceding legal process to acquire the same, or other acquisi- 
tion thereof, the valuation for each year being reduced by all 
abatements thereon; but any part of such land or buildings 
from which any revenue in the nature of rent is received shall 
be subject to taxation; such payments shall be paid to the 
collector of taxes of the town or city in which such property 
lies upon notification from him, and such payment shall be 
made on or before December first in each year; provided, how- 
ever, that after such acquisition the valuation thus established 
shall be reviewed by the tax commission at least once in every 
five years, and be raised, or lowered, as the case may be, to 
make such value proportional with the assessed value of other 
property in the town which is subject to taxation, so that 
such payment will not exceed its proportion of the public 
charge in each year. Any city, town or district aggrieved by a 
decision of the tax commission, upon a review of the valuation 
herein provided for, shall have the same right of appeal there- 
from as a taxpayer has from a re-assessment made by the tax 
commission. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 36. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF ASHUELOT RIVER 
AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

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

1. Classification. On and after the effective date of this 



1953 Chapter 37 37 

act the following surface waters shall be classified in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws 
as inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by chap- 
ter 1, Laws of special session, 1950 as follows: 

L Ashuelot River and its tributaries, in the towns of 
Alstead, Gilsum, Goshen, Lempster, Marlow, Stoddard, Sulli- 
van, Surry, Washington and Walpole, from their sources to 
the Surry-Keene town line, except Kidder's Pond and Kidder's 
Pond Brook in the town of Alstead, Class B-1. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 37. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF COLD RIVER AND 

ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

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

1. Classification. On and after the effective date of this 
act the following surface waters shall be classified in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws 
as inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by 
chapter 1, Laws of special session, 1950, as follows: 

L Cold River and its tributaries, in the towns of Ac- 
worth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Lempster, Marlow, 
Unity and Walpole, from their sources to confluence with the 
Connecticut River, Class B-1. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



38 Chapters 38, 39 1953 

CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN WATERS 
OF PiSCATAQUOG RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

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

1. Classification. On and after the effective date of this 
act the following surface waters shall be classified in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws 
as inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by 
chapter 1, Laws of special session, 1950 as follows: 

L South Branch of the Piscataquog River and all its 
tributaries, in the towns of New Boston, Goffstown and Bed- 
ford, from the crest of the old grist mill dam in New Boston 
to confluence with the Piscataquog River in Goffstown, Class 
B-1. 

IL Piscataquog River and all its tributaries, except 
the waters classified under paragraph II, chapter 32, Laws of 
1951, in the towns of Goffstown and Dunbarton and the city 
of Manchester, from the junction with the South Branch of 
the Piscataquog River in Goffstown to the crest of Kelley's 
Falls dam in Manchester, Class B-1. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR FAILURE TO PAY THE 
FEE FOR A DOG LICENSE. 

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

1. Licensing of Dogs. Amend chapter 180 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 10 the following new section: 
lO-a. Additional Charge. In addition to the license fee for 
dogs provided by this subdivision there shall be a charge of 
fifty cents if said fee is not paid before July first in any year. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 40 39 

CHAPTER 40 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A 
SPECIAL HEAD TAX FOR STATE PURPOSES. 

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

1. Special Head Tax. There is hereby levied and assessed 
in 1953 and 1954 for the use of the state a special head tax of 
five dollars upon each and every resident of the state, as de- 
fined herein, over twenty-one and under seventy years of age. 

2. Resident Defined. The word "resident" as used herein 
shall mean a person, whether a citizen or an alien, except 
paupers and insane persons, who has resided in this state for 
at least six months next preceding the date of each assessment 
of the head tax hereunder. 

3. Time of Payment. Said head tax shall be assessed upon 
April 1, 1953, and April 1, 1954, and payable upon demand 
on or after each of said dates. 

4. Collection. The selectmen of towns and assessors of 
cities shall on or before June 1, 1953 and June 1, 1954, make 
a list of all head taxes by them assessed against residents of 
their respective towns and cities and commit the same together 
with a warrant under their hands and seals to the collector of 
taxes for such town or city directing said collector to collect 
such head taxes on or before December first next following and 
keep the same in a special account, and monthly, or oftener, 
pay the same over to the town or city treasurer as the same are 
collected. Upon receipt of the original head tax warrant in 
each year the collector shall forthwith certify to the state treas- 
urer, upon a form prescribed and provided by the state treas- 
urer, the total amount thereof. 

5. Penalty. There shall be added to any special head tax 
not paid in full on or before December first following the as- 
sessment thereof the sum of fifty cents which shall be collected 
with the tax as incident thereto. 

6. Remedies for Collection. Said special head taxes may 
be collected by all of the means and methods provided in 
chapter 80 of the Revised Laws and the provisions of section 3 
of chapter 116 of the Revised Laws as amended shall apply to 
the special head tax assessed hereunder. 



40 Chapter 40 1953 

7. Husband Liable. A husband shall be liable for the pay- 
ment of the special head tax assessed against his wife, if, when 
it was assessed, they were living together. 

8. Liability of Cities and Towns. Each town and city shall 
be liable to the state for all special head taxes lawfully assessed 
in such town or city. 

9. Payment to State. On or before the fifteenth day of 
the months of September, December, March and June, each 
town and city shall cause its tax collector to certify such in- 
formation as the state treasurer shall require and the treasurer 
to pay over to the state treasurer all special head taxes and 
penalties collected during the preceding three months after 
first deducting ten per cent of the head taxes collected. Such 
deduction shall be for the use of the town or city to offset all 
expenses incurred in the assessment and collection of the spe- 
cial head taxes; provided however that in towns where the col- 
lector of taxes is paid on a part time or commission basis not 
less than thirty per cent of the sum so deducted shall be paid 
to said collector for his services in collecting said head taxes. 
If any town or city shall fail to make its payment when due the 
deduction of the ten per cent to be retained by it shall be re- 
duced by one quarter of one per cent for each week or part 
thereof said payment is overdue. 

10. Final Payment. Each town and city shall cause its 
treasurer on the 15th day of June in the year following assess- 
ment to pay to the state treasurer an amount equal to all un- 
collected head taxes for which the city or town is then liable 
less the ten per cent deduction provided that the total deduc- 
tion retained from all payments to the state treasurer shall not 
exceed ten per cent of the total amount of the original war- 
rant less the amount of all lawful abatements certified to the 
state treasurer. If payment is not made as above provided the 
state treasurer shall withhold the amount of any head taxes 
and penalties due to the state for which the town or city may 
be liable, from any amounts payable by the stare to the city or 
town failing to make the payments of head taxes as aforesaid. 
The state treasurer shall not pay to any city or town any 
amounts that may be due to it from the state until all pay- 
ments of head taxes then due have been paid to him. 

11. Extents. The state treasurer shall also issue his extent 
for the amounts of all head taxes and penalties which have 



1953 Chapter 40 41 

been collected and not remitted by any town or city as pro- 
vided herein. 

12. Abatements. Selectmen and assessors may abate any 
special head tax assessed against persons not subject thereto 3« 
provided in sections 1 and 2 of this chapter and upon written 
application may abate such tax when it appears that the pay- 
ment thereof would impose an undue hardship upon the ap- 
plicant or after all methods of collection provided by law have 
proved ineffective. They shall make a written record of all 
abatements made by them and certify the names, addresses and 
precise reasons for all abatements made because of undue hard- 
ship and inability to collect the same to the tax commission for 
review. If, upon review, the tax commission decides that the 
abatement should not have been made it shall disallow the 
abatement and upon notice thereof the town shall pay to the 
state the amount of all abatements so disallowed. 

13. Supplementary Bond of Collector. Whenever the tax 
commission deems it necessary, a collector of taxes or town 
manager may be required to furnish a further and additional 
bond beyond that required by other provisions of law with suf- 
ficient sureties, in such form and amount as the commission 
may approve. The premiums shall be paid by the state. 

14. Supplies, Bills, and Postage. The tax commission shall 
provide each city and town, without charge, printed tax bills, 
envelopes, postage, or postal cards, and other supplies, to be 
used in assessing and collecting such special head taxes and 
in keeping the necessary records relating thereto. It may reim- 
burse any city or town in which it seems more practicable and 
advisable for it to obtain its own supplies, materials and post- 
age, for the cost thereof provided that the purchase of such 
supplies, materials and postage by the city or town has been 
previously approved by the tax commission. The expenses in- 
curred or reimbursements authorized by the tax commission 
hereunder and for supplemental bonds required hereunder, 
shall be a charge against the funds collected by the state under 
the provisions hereof. 

15. Exemptions. All persons on active duty in the armed 
forces of the United States of America on tho date of assess- 
ment shall be exempt from payment of the special head tax. 
Veterans permanently and totally disabled from service con- 
nection who are drawing federal compensation or pension and 



42 Chapter 41 1953 

whose income, exclusive of said compensation or pension, is 
less than one thousand dollars a year, upon written request 
filed on or before April 15th, shall be exempt from the special 
head tax. 

16. Disposition of Taxes. All funds received by the state 
treasurer under the provisions hereof, less costs of collection as 
provided in sections 9 and 14, shall be deposited in the gen- 
eral funds of the state. 

17. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PETITIONS FOR 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 as amended by section 1, chapter 127 of 
the Laws of 1943, by striking out the words "not his own" in 
the seventh line, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 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; but the prayer of a 
petition by a person having a husband or wife shall not be 
granted unless both join therein; and provided that no per- 
son, 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. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 42, 43 43 

CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ADOPTION OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN. 

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

1. Adoption. Amend section 17 of chapter 130 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by chapter 243 of the Laws of 1949 by 
striking out the words "who is a resident of this state" in the 
second line so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 17. Illegitimates. The mother of an illegitimate child 
under the age of sixteen may by an instrument in writing, 
signed by her, and with the consent of the commissioner or 
any licensed child-placing agency, give up such child for adop- 
tion to the commissioner or any of said agencies, and either 
of them may, if the action is deemed for the public interest, 
receive such child and provide therefor on such conditions as 
they may impose. Such surrender by the mother shall operate 
as a consent by her to any adoption subsequently approved by 
the commissioner or such agency. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 43. 



an act relative to nonresident students at university of 

New Hampshire. 

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

1. University Out-of -State Enrollment; Percentages. Amend 
section 23-b of chapter 222 of Revised Laws as inserted by 
section 2, chapter 224 of the Laws of 1949, by adding at the 
end thereof the words, and students attending the university 
pursuant to reciprocal agreements and contracts with other 
educational institutions, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 23-b. Exceptions. The limitation on out- 
of-state enrollment at the university as established in sections 
23 and 23-a shall not apply to the following divisions of the 
university: Applied farming, summer school and graduate 



44 Chapters 44, 45 1953 

school, and students attending the university pursuant to 
reciprocal agreements and contracts with other educationa' 
institutions. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT ENLARGING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES OF 
THE STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY. 

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

1. State College. Amend chapter 222 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 8 the following new section: 8-a. 
Educational Agreements and Contracts. The trustees of the 
college are authorized and empowered to enter into agree- 
ments and contracts with other colleges and universities for 
the purpose of the further education of any qualified New 
Hampshire student in fields of study not provided for in the 
curricula of the state college and university. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PERMITS FOR KINDLING FIRES. 

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

I. Permits. Amend subsection (b) of section 35 of chapter 
233 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 212, 
Laws of 1951 by adding at the end thereof, the words: except 
as provided in subsection (c), so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: (b) No person, firm or corporation shall 
kindle or cause to be kindled any fire or shall burn or cause 



1953 Chapters 46 45 

to be burned any material, and no city or town shall kindle or 
maintain a fire on a public dump, in or near woodlands, pas- 
ture, brush, sprout, waste, or cut-over land, or where fire may 
be communicated to such land, except when the ground is 
covered with snow, without first obtaining a written permit 
from the forest fire warden of the town where the burning is 
to be done unless the same is in the presence of the warden 
or his agent. The state forester may make and adopt such 
reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary to give 
effect to this provision, and he shall prepare all permits issued 
by forest fire wardens, except as provided in subsection (c). 

2. Commercial Burning. Amend section 35 of chapter 233 
of the Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 212, 
Laws of 1951 by inserting after subsection (b) the following 
new subsection: (c) Permits for the burning of blueberry 
stands to increase the productivity thereof, and for the burn- 
ing of waste materials of mills processing forest products may 
be granted by the district chief provided such burnings are 
done under the surveillance of the owner or his agent. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall- take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO PRINTING BANKING LAWS BY THE BANK 
COMMISSIONER. 

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

1. Bank Commission. Amend chapter 307 of the Revised 
Laws by adding at the end thereof the following new section: 
16. Printing of Laws. The commissioner may have printed 
separate copies of the banking laws whenever, in his opinion, 
such copies are necessary. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



46 Chapters 47, 48 1953 

CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BUILDING OF CAMP FIRES. 

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

1. Fire Regulations. Amend section 39 of chapter 233 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 39. Camp Fires. Camp or 
cooking fires may be kindled only with written permission of 
the landowner or his agent and verbal permission of the 
warden of the town in which the fire is to be kindled and only 
at suitable times and in suitable places when said fire will not 
endanger woodlands as described in section 35 (b); except in 
such towns as have adopted by-laws or regulations making 
other requirements and further provided that camp or cook- 
ing fires may be built without written permission on public 
camp or picnic grounds when such areas are open for public 
use or private picnic places where suitable fire places approved 
by the forest fire warden are provided for the same. As used 
herein a camp or cooking fire shall be a small fire suitable for 
cooking purposes used in connection with a camp, picnic or 
lunch purposes and does not include the burning of house- 
hold rubbish, or large amounts of brush or other inflammable 
material. Whoever shall kindle or cause to be kindled any 
such fire or use an abandoned fire in or near woodlands, shall 
totally extinguish the same before leaving it and upon failure 
to do so such person or persons shall be subject to the same 
liabilities and penalties as are prescribed in sections 36 and 38. 
The state forester may adopt such reasonable rules and regula- 
tions as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of 
this section. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT REPEALING THE PROVISION FOR DISCOUNT ON LEGACY 
TAXES AND RELATIVE TO DISPOSAL OF LEGACY TAX RECORDS. 

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



1953 Chapter 49 47 

1. Repeal. Section 50 of chapter 87 of the Revised Laws 
is hereby repealed. 

2. Powers of Director. Further amend said chapter 87 of 
the Revised Laws by adding after section 79 the following new 
section: 79-a. Disposal of Records. Whenever in the opinion 
of the director any books, records or papers more than six 
years old are no longer required, the director may destroy or 
cause such records to be destroyed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 49. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TAXES ON MARINE UNDERWRITING PROFITS. 

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

1. Insurance Companies. Amend section 58 of chapter 
323 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by section 4 of chapter 
71 of the Laws of 1945, by striking out the said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 58. Tax; Fire, Etc. 
Companies. Except as hereinafter provided, every fire, marine, 
fidelity, and casualty company shall pay to the state treasurer, 
within one month after receiving notice from the commissioner 
of the amount thereof, a tax of two per cent upon all gross 
direct premiums written, less return premiums, upon property 
or risks located or persons resident in this state, during the 
year ending on the preceding December thirty-first as assessed 
by the commissioner, and a further deduction in the case of 
all fire, marine, fidelity, and casualty insurance companies, 
taxable under the provisions of this sectiejn, of the amount of 
all unabsorbed premium deposits actually returned or credited 
to policyholders upon business in this state during the year 
for which the tax is determined, provided, however, that pre- 
miums written for ocean marine insurance, as hereinafter de- 
fined in section 58-a, shall not be taxed in accordance with the 
provisions of this section but shall be taxed in accordance with 
the provisions of section 58-a of this chapter. 



48 Chapter 49 1953 

2. Ocean Marine Insurance. Amend chapter 323 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 58 the following new 
section: 58-a. Tax on Marine Underwriting Profits. I. With- 
in one month after receiving notice from the commissioner 
of the amount thereof, every insurer authorized to do the 
business of ocean marine insurance in this state shall, with 
respect to marine insurance written within the state upon 
hulls, freights or disbursements, or upon goods, wares, mer- 
chandise and all other personal property and interests, therein, 
in course of exportation from any country, importation into 
any country, or transportation coastwise, including transporta- 
tion by land or water from point of origin to final destination, 
in respect to, appertaining to, or in connection with, any and 
all risks or perils of navigation, transit or transportation, any 
portion of which exportation, importation, transportation, 
navigation, transit or shipment is upon any ocean, and upon 
the property while being prepared for and while awaiting 
shipment, and during any delays, storage, transshipment or 
reshipment incident thereto, including war risks and marine 
builders risks, pay to the state treasurer a tax of five per cent 
on its taxable underwriting profit, ascertained as hereinafter 
provided, from such insurance written in this state. 

II. The underwriting profit on such insurance writ- 
ten within this state shall be that proportion of the total under- 
writing profit of such insurer from such insurance written 
within the United States, which the amount of net premiums 
of the insurer from such insurance written within this state 
bears to the amount of net premiums of such insurer from 
such insurance written within the United States. 

III. The term "underwriting profit" as used in this 
section shall mean the amount arrived at by deducting from 
the net earned premiums on such marine insurance contracts 
written within the United States during the taxable year, 
meaning thereby the calendar year next preceding the date 
on which such tax is due, the following items: 

(a) Net losses incurred, meaning gross losses incur- 
red during such calendar year under such marine insurance 
contracts written within the United States, less reinsurance 
claims collected or collectible and less net salvages or re- 
coveries collected or collectible from any source applicable to 
the corresponding losses under such contracts; 



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(b) Net expenses incurred in connection with sucli 
marine insurance contracts, including all state and federal 
taxes in connection therewith; but in no event shall the ag- 
gregate amount of such net expenses deducted exceed forty per 
cent of the net premiums on such marine insurance contracts, 
ascertained as hereinafter provided; and 

(c) Net dividends paid or credited to policyholders 
on such marine insurance contracts. 

IV. In determining the amount of such tax, net 
earned premiums on such marine insurance contracts written 
within the United States during the taxable year shall be ar- 
rived at as follows: From gross premiums written on such con- 
tracts during the taxable year deduct any and all return pre- 
miums, premiums on policies not taken, premiums paid for 
reinsurance of such contracts and net unearned premiums on 
all such outstanding marine insurance contracts at the end 
of the taxable year; and add to such an amount net unearned 
premiums on such outstanding marine insurance contracts 
at the end of the calendar year next preceding the taxable 
year. 

V. In determining the amount of such tax net ex- 
penses incurred shall be determined as the sum of the fol- 
lowing: 

(a) Specific expenses incurred on such marine in- 
surance business, consisting of all commissions, agency ex- 
penses, taxes, licenses, fees, loss adjustment expenses, and all 
other expenses incurred directly and specifically in connection 
with such business, less recoveries or reimbursements on ac- 
count of or in connection with such commissions or other 
expenses collected or collectible because of reinsurance or from 
any other source. 

(b) General expenses incurred on such marine in- 
surance business, consisting of that proportion of general or 
overhead expenses incurred in connection with such business 
which the net premiums on such marine insurance written 
during the taxable year bear to the total net premiums writ- 
ten by such insurer from all classes of insurance written by 
it during the taxable year. Within the meaning of this para- 
graph, general or overhead expenses shall include salaries of 
officers and employees, printing and stationery, all taxes of 
this state and of the United States, except as included in para- 



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graph (a) above, and all other expenses of such insurer not 
included in paragraph (a) above, after deducting expenses 
specifically chargeable to any or all other classes of insurance 
business. 

VI. Every insurer transacting such marine insurance 
business in this state shall file, on or before the first day of 
May in each year, with the insurance commissioner, and in 
the form prescribed by him, a report of all items hereinbefore 
enumerated pertaining to its marine insurance business. Every 
insurer which has been writing such marine insurance con- 
tracts in this state for three years shall furnish the insurance 
commissioner a statement of all of the aforementioned items, 
in the form prescribed by him, for each of the three calendar 
years preceding the date on which the report is due. An in- 
surer which has not been writing such marine insurance con- 
tracts within this state for three years shall furnish to the in- 
surance commissioner a report of all the aforementioned items 
for each of the calendar years during which it has written 
such marine insurance contracts in this state. If the insurance 
commissioner finds the report of the reporting insurer cor- 
rect, he shall, if the insurer has transacted such marine insur- 
ance business in the state for three years, (a) ascertain the 
average annual underwriting profit, as hereinbefore defined, 
derived by the insurer from such marine insurance business 
written within the United States during the three calendar 
years next preceding the date when the report required here- 
under is due; (b) ascertain the proportion which the average 
annual net premium of the insurer from such marine insurance 
written by it in this state during the said preceding three 
calendar years bears to the average annual net premiums from 
such marine insurance written by it within the United States 
during the same three years; (c) compute an amount of five 
per centum on this proportion of the aforementioned average 
annual underwriting profit of the insurer from such marine 
insurance; (d) charge the amount of tax thus computed to 
such insurer as a tax upon such marine insurance written by 
it in this state during the calendar year next preceding the 
date when the report required hereunder is due; and (e) notify 
the insurer of the amount of said tax. 

VII. The insurance commissioner shall each year 
compute the tax upon the average annual underwriting profit 
of such insurer from such marine insurance during the three 



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calendar years immediately preceding the date upon which 
the report, required hereunder, is due and he shall notify 
each insurer of the amount of the same; provided, however, 
that in the case of an insurer which has not written such ma- 
rine insurance in this state for three years, the commissioner 
shall, until such insurer has transacted such business in this 
state for that number of years, compute a tax of five per centum 
on the taxable underwriting profit of such insurer from such 
marine insurance business written in this state during the 
taxable year, ascertained as hereinbefore provided; but after 
such insurer has written such marine insurance business within 
this state during three calender years, an adjustment shall be 
made on the three year average basis by ascertaining the 
amount of tax payable in accordance with the average three 
years basis hereinbefore outlined. Any refund due to an in- 
surer as a result of such adjustment may be paid by the state 
treasurer to such insurer upon receipt of notice from the 
commissioner that such refund is due the insurer. 

3. Tax Effective. The tax provided for in this act shall 
apply to the business of the year ending December 31, 1952 
and for each year thereafter. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 50. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COURSES OF STUDY IN SCHOOLS RELATIVE TO 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND THE SAFE USE OF FIREARMS. 

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

1. Schools. Amend chapter 138 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting after section 16 the following new section: 16-a. Use 
of Firearms. A school district may include instruction in the 
safe and proper use of firearms including instruction in game 
laws and good hunting practices, and may raise and appro- 
priate money for said purposes. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 26, 1953.] 



52 Chapter 51 1953 

CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROTECTION FROM ADULTERATED AND 
MISBRANDED FOODS, DRUGS^, DEVICES AND COSMETICS. 

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

1. Application of Statutes. Wherever in the following 
paragraphs and sections the words "food and drugs" or "foods 
and drugs" appear, they shall mean and apply to food, drugs, 
devices and cosmetics: paragraphs I, II, III, VI and VIII of 
section 1, chapter 164, Revised Laws, as amended by section 
4, chapter 25, Laws of 1951; paragraph IX of section 2, chapter 
164, Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 61, Laws 
of 1947; section 10, chapter 164, Revised Laws, as amended 
by section 1, chapter 129, Laws of 1949; section 12, chapter 164, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 6, chapter 25, Laws of 
1951; section 20, chapter 164, Revised Laws, as amended by 
section 7, chapter 25, Laws of 1951. 

2. Definition of Drug. Amend paragraph II, section 2, 
chapter 164, Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 
61, Laws of 1947, by striking out the words "or for toilet or 
disinfectant use" in the sixth line and also by striking out the 
Avords "except that such term shall not include soaps" in the 
last line, so that said paragraph as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: II. The term "drug" means (1) articles recognized in 
the official United States Pharmacopoeia, or official National 
Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (2) articles 
intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or 
prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (3) articles 
(other than food) intended to affect the structure or any func- 
tion of the body of man or other animals; and (4) articles in- 
tended for use as a component of any article specified in clause 
(1), (2) or (3); but does not include devices or their components, 
parts, or accessories. 

3. Device, Cosmetic, Official Compendium, Advertisement. 

Amend section 2, chapter 164, Revised Laws, as amended by 
section 1, chapter 61, Laws of 1947, by adding at the end there- 
of the following new paragraphs: XL The term "device" (ex- 
cept when used in paragraph VI of this section and in sections 
1 VI, 7 VI, 9 III and 9-b (III) ) means instrument, apparatus 
and contrivances, including their components, parts and ac- 



1953 Chapter 51 53 

cessories, intended (1) for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, 
treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; 
or (2) to affect the structure or any function of the body of 
man or other animals. 

XII. The term "cosmetic" means (1) articles intended 
to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced 
into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part there- 
of for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or al- 
tering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use as a 
component of any such articles, except that such term shall 
not include soap intended for cleansing purposes only. 

XIII. The term "official compendium" means the 
official United States Pharmacopoeia. 

XIV. The term "advertisement" means all repre- 
sentations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other 
than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are 
likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of food, 
drugs, devices or cosmetics. 

4. Devices Adulterated. Amend section 5, chapter 164, 
Revised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 5. Adulterated Drugs, Devices. 
A drug or device shall be deemed to be adulterated in the fol- 
lowing cases: 

I. (1) If it consists in whole or in part of any filthy, 
putrid or decomposed substance; or (2) if it has been produced, 
prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions whereby 
it may have been contaminated with filth, or whereby it may 
have been rendered injurious to health, or (3) if it is a drug 
and its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any 
poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the con- 
tents injurious to health; or (4) if it is a drug and it bears or 
contains, for purposes of coloring only, a coal-tar color other 
than one from a batch certified under the authority of the 
federal act. 

II. If it purports to be or is represented as a drug the 
name of which is recognized in an official compendium, and 
its strength differs from, or its quality or purity falls below, 
the standard set forth in such compendium. Such determina- 
tion as to strength, quality, or purity shall be made in accord- 
ance with the tests or methods of assay set forth in such com- 
pendium, or in the absence of or inadequacy of such tests or 



54 Chapter 51 1953 

methods of assay, those prescribed under authority of the 
federal act. No drug defined in an official compendium shall 
be deemed to be adulterated under this paragraph because 
it differs from the standard of strength, quality, or purity 
therefor set forth in such compendium, if its difference in 
strength, quality, or purity from such standard is plainly 
stated on the label. 

III. If it is not subject to the provisions of paragraph 
II of this section and its strength differs from, or its purity or 
quality falls below, that which it purports or is represented to 
possess. 

IV, If it is a drug and any substance has been (1) 
mixed or packed therewith so as to reduce its quality or 
strength; or (2) substituted wholly or in part therefor. 

5. Devices Misbranded. Amend section 9, chapter 164, Re- 
vised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 9. Drugs, Devices, Misbranding. A drug 
or device shall be deemed to be misbranded in the following 
cases: 

I. If its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. 

II. If in package form unless it bears a label containing 
(1) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, 
or distributor; and (2) an accurate statement of the quantity of 
the contents in terms of weight, measure, or numerical court; 
Provided, that under clause (2) of this paragraph reasonable 
variations shall be permitted, and exemptions as to small pack- 
ages shall be established, by regulations prescribed by the 
board. 

III. If any word, statement, or other information re- 
quired by or under authority of this chapter to appear on the 
label or labeling is not prominently placed thereon with such 
conspicuousness (as compared with other words, statements, de- 
signs or devices, in the labeling) and in such terms as to render 
it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual 
under customary conditions of purchase and use. 

IV. If it is for use by man and contains any quantity 
of the narcotic or hypnotic substance alpha-eucaine, barbituric 
acid, beta-eucaine, bromal, cannabis, carbromal, chloral, coca, 
cocaine, codeine, heroin, marihuana, morphine, opium, paral- 
dehyde, peyote, or sulphonmethane, or any chemical derivative 
of such substance, which derivative has been by the board 



1953 Chapter 51 55 

after investigation found to be, and by regulation designated 
as, habit-forming, unless its label bears the name and quantity 
or proportion of such substance or derivative and in juxtaposi- 
tion therewith the statement "Warning — May Be Habit Form- 
ing." 

V. If it is a drug and is not designated solely by a 
name recognized in an official compedium unless its label 
bears (1) the common or usual name of the drug, if such there 
be; and (2), in case it is fabricated from two or more ingre- 
dients, the common or usual name of each active ingredient, 
including the kind and quantity or proportion of any alcohol, 
and also including, whether active or not, the name and quan- 
tity or proportion of any bromides, ether, chloroform, ace- 
tanilid, acetphenetidin, amidopyrine, antipyrine, atropine, hyo- 
scine, hyoscyamine, arsenic, digitalis and digitalis glucosides, 
mercury, ouabain, strophanthin, strychnine, thyroid, or any 
derivative or preparation of any such substances contained 
therein: Provided, that to the extent that compliance with the 
requirements of clause (2) of this paragraph is impracticable, 
exemptions shall be established by regulations promulgated by 
the board. 

VI. Unless its labeling bears (1) adequate directions 
for use; and (2) such adequate warnings against use in those 
pathological conditions or by children where its use may be 
dangerous to health, or against unsafe dosage or methods or 
duration of administration or application, in such manner and 
form, as are necessary for the protection of users: Provided, 
that where any requirement of clause (1) of this paragraph, as 
applied to any drug or device, is not necessary for the protec- 
tion of the public health, the board shall promulgate regula- 
tions exempting such drug or device from such requirements. 

VII. If it purports to be a drug the name of which 
is recognized in an official compendium, unless it is packaged 
and labeled as prescribed therein: Provided, that the method of 
packing may be modified with the consent of the board. 

VIII. If it has been found by the board to be a drug 
liable to deterioration, unless it is packaged in such form and 
manner, and its label bears a statement of such precautions, as 
the board shall by regulations require as necessary for the 
protection of public health. No such regulation shall be estab- 
lished for any drug recognized in an official compendium until 



56 Chapter 51 1953 

the board shall have informed the appropriate body charged 
with the revision of such compendium of the need for such 
packaging or labeling requirements and such body shall have 
failed within a reasonable time to prescribe such requirements. 

IX. If it is a drug and its container is so made, formed, 
or filled as to be misleading; or if it is an imitation of another 
drug; or if it is offered for sale under the name of another drug. 

X. If it is dangerous to health when used in the dos- 
age, or with the frequency or duration prescribed, recom- 
mended, or suggested in the labeling thereof. 

XI. If it is a drug or device sold at retail and its label 
bears a statement that it is to be dispensed or sold only by 
or on the prescription of a physician, dentist or veterinarian; 
unless it is sold on a written prescription signed by a member of 
the medical, dental, or veterinary profession who is licensed by 
law to administer such drug or device, and its label bears the 
name and place of business of the seller, the serial number and 
date of such prescription, and the name of such member of the 
medical, dental, or veterinary profession. 

XII. A drug sold on a written prescription signed by 
a member of the medical, dental, or veterinary profession (ex- 
cept a drug sold in the course of the conduct of a business of 
selling drugs pursuant to diagnosis by mail) shall be exempt 
from the requirements of this section, provided: (1) such mem- 
ber of the medical, dental, or veterinary profession is licensed 
by law to administer such drug and (2) such drug bears a label 
containing the name and place of business of the seller, the 
serial number and date of such prescription, and the name of 
such member of the medical, dental or veterinary profession. 

6. Repeal. Amend section 11, chapter 164, Revised Laws, 
relative to defense to civil suits, by striking out said section. 

7. Maple Syrup. Amend section 15, chapter 164, Revised 
Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 15. Maple Products. No person shall sell, ex- 
pose for sale, exchange, barter, deal in or have in his possession 
with intent to so deal with, any article as and for maple sugar, 
maple candy or maple syrup unless the same shall be made 
solely from the sap of the maple tree. Maple syrup is syrup 
made by the evaporation of maple sap or by the solution of 
maple concrete (sugar), and contains not more than thirty-five 



1953 Chapter 51 57 

per cent of water and weighs not less than eleven pounds to the 
gallon (231 cubic inches). 

8. Cosmetics; False Advertising. Amend chapter 164, Re- 
vised Laws, by inserting after section 9, the following new sec- 
tions: 9-a. Cosmetics Adulterated. A cosmetic shall be deemed 
to be adulterated in the following cases: I. If it bears or con- 
tains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render 
it injurious to users under the conditions of use prescribed in 
the labeling or advertisement thereof, or under such condi- 
tions of use as are customary or usual: Provided, That this 
provision shall not apply to coal-tar hair dye, the label of which 
bears the following legend conspicuously displayed thereon: 
"Caution — This product contains ingredients which may 
cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary 
test according to accompanying directions should first be made. 
This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or 
eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness," and the labeling of 
which bears adequate directions for such preliminary testing. 
For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraph V the term 
"hair dye" shall not include eyelash dyes or eyebrow dyes. 

II. If it consists in whole or in part of any filthy, 
putrid, or decomposed substance. 

III. If it has been produced, prepared, packed, or held 
under insanitary conditions whereby it may have become con- 
taminated with filth, or whereby it may have been rendered 
injurious to health. 

IV. If its container is composed, in whole or in part, 
of any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render 
the contents injurious to health. 

V. If it is not a hair dye and it bears or contains a 
coal-tar color other than one which has been certified under 
authority of the federal act. 

9-b. Cosmetics Misbranded. A cosmetic shall be deemed to 
be misbranded in the following cases: 

I. If its label is false or misleading in any particular. 

II. If in package form unless it bears a label con- 
taining (1) the name and place of business of the manufacturer, 
packer, or distributor; and (2) an accurate statement of the 
quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure, or nu- 



58 Chapter 51 1953 

merical count: Provided, That under clause (2) of this para- 
graph reasonable variations shall be permitted, and exemptions 
as to small packages shall be established by regulations pre- 
scribed by the board. 

III. If any word, statement, or other information re- 
quired by or under authority of this chapter to appear on the 
label or labeling is not prominently placed thereon with such 
conspicuousness (as compared with other words, statements, 
designs, or devices, in the labeling) and in such terms as to 
render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary in- 
dividual under customary conditions of purchase and use. 

IV. If its container is so made, formed, or filled as to 
be misleading. 

9-c. False Advertisement. I. An advertisement of a food, 
drug, device or cosmetic shall be deemed to be false, if it shall 
be false or misleading in any particular. Any statement either 
directly or indirectly implying that the product is recommended 
or endorsed by any agency of the federal or state government 
shall be considered misleading, unless the agency concerned has 
approved the statement prior to its use. 

II. The advertisement of a drug or device represent- 
ing it to have any effect in albuminuria, appendicitis, arteri- 
oschlerosis, blood poison, bone disease, Bright's disease, cancer, 
carbuncles, chloecystitis, diabetes, diphtheria, dropsy, erysipelas, 
gallstones, heart and vascular diseases, high blood pressure, 
mastoiditis, measles, meningitis, mumps, nephritis, otitis media, 
paralysis, pneumonia, poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), pro- 
state gland disorders, pyelitis, scarlet fever, sexual impotence, 
sinus infection, smallpox, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, uremia 
or venereal disease, shall also be deemed to be false; except 
that no advertisement not in violation of paragraph I of this 
section shall be deemed to be false under this section if it 
shall be disseminated only to members of the medical, dental or 
veterinary profession, or shall appear only in the scientific peri- 
odicals of these professions, or is disseminated only for the pur- 
pose of public health education by persons not commercially 
interested, directly or indirectly, in the sale of such drugs or 
devices; Provided, whenever the board shall agree that an ad- 
vance in medical science has made any type of self-medication 
safe as to any of the diseases named above, the board shall, by 
regulation, authorize the advertisement of drugs having cur- 



1953 Chapter 52 59 

ative or therapeutic effect for such disease, subject to such 
conditions and restrictions as the board may deem necessary 
in the interests of public health; Provided, this section shall 
not be construed as indicating that self-medication for disease 
other than those named herein is safe or efficacious. 

9. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 52. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE CROSSING OF PUBLIC LANDS AND W^ATERS 

BY UTILITIES. 

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

1. Public Waters. Amend section 17 of chapter 294 of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 48 of chapter 203 of the 
Laws of 1951 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 17. Petition. Whenever it is necessary, 
in order to meet the reasonable requirements of service to the 
public, that any public utility should construct a pipe line, 
cable, or conduit, or a line of poles or towers and wires and 
fixtures thereon, over, under or across any of the public waters 
of this state, or over, under or across any of the land owned by 
this state, it shall petition the commission for a license to con- 
struct and maintain the same. For the purposes of this sec- 
tion, public waters are defined to be all ponds of more than 
ten acres, tidewater bodies, and such streams or portions there- 
of as the commission may prescribe. Every corporation and in- 
dividual desiring to cross any public water or land for any 
purpose herein defined shall petition the commission for a li- 
cense in the same manner prescribed for a public utility. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



60 Chapters 53, 54 1953 

CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT BENEFITS. 

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

1. Application Extended. The election of Option No. 2 
by the late Nehemiah O. Whitford, an employee of the depart- 
ment of public works and highways, and the nomination of 
his widow, Marion H. Whitford, his beneficiary, and the elec- 
tion of Option No. 3 by the late Alfred E. White, an employee 
of the department of public works and highways, and the nomi- 
nation of his widow, Mary E. White, as his beneficiary, under 
the provisions of section 10, chapter 27-A of the Revised Laws, 
as inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1945, are hereby approved, 
legalized, ratified and confirmed; provided however, that the 
retirement allowances payable to said beneficiaries, as provided 
in said section 10, shall be a charge upon the highway fund and 
shall be paid out of said fund. The said beneficiaries shall be 
entitled to receive from said highway fund the retirement al- 
lowances provided by said section 10 under their respective 
options as determined by the board of trustees of the state 
employees retirement system and certified by said board to the 
commissioner of public works and highways. The state treas- 
urer is directed to transfer to the commissioner of public works 
and highways for deposit in the highway fund the accumu- 
lated contributions paid by said deceased state employees to 
the retirement fund and now on deposit in special accounts in 
the said treasurer's office. The amounts necessary to pay said 
retirement allowances are hereby annually appropriated from 
the said highway fund for the duration of the respective lives 
of said beneficiaries. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 54. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO LANDING AREAS FOR OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT 
UNDER THE AERONAUTICS ACT. 

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



1953 Chapter 55 61 

1. Aeronautics; Prohibited Acts. Amend paragraph VI of 
section 26 of chapter 306, Revised Laws, by striking out said 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: VI. 
For any person to operate or permit operation of aircraft on or 
from any landing area for compensation or hire, unless said 
area is registered with the commission. For the purpose of this 
section an area used either as the point of departure or as the 
destination of an aircraft flown on a chartered or taxi operation 
shall not be considered a landing area. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO ESCAPES FROM PLACES OF LAWFUL 
CONFINEMENT. 

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

1. Escapes from Places of Lawful Confinement. Amend sec- 
tion 8-a, chapter 457 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by sec- 
tion 1, chapter 208, Laws of 1951, by inserting after the word 
"prison" in the second line the words, houses of correction and 
the industrial school, and by striking out the words "not less 
than thirty days and" so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 8-a. Penalty. Whoever, being lawfully detained in 
any jail or other place of confinement, except the state prison, 
houses of correction and the industrial school breaks or es- 
capes therefrom, or attempts to do so, shall be punished by im- 
prisonment or confinement for not more than three years; the 
sentence to such imprisonment or confinement shall not be con- 
current with any other sentence then being served or thereafter 
to be imposed upon such escapee. 

2. Houses of Correction and Industrial School, Escapes 
Therefrom. Amend chapter 462 of the Revised Laws by in- 
serting after section 8 the following new section: 9. Penalty. 
If any offender shall escape from a house of correction or the 
industrial school he shall be punished by confinement therein 



62 Chapters 56, 57 1953 

for not more than twelve months in addition to the time for 
which he was first committed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHEN 
APPROACHING SCHOOL BUSSES. 

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

1. Operation of Motor Vehicles. Amend section 21 -a, chap- 
ter 119, Revised Laws, as inserted by section 1, chapter 114, 
Laws of 1949, by striking out the words "or until signalled by 
its driver to proceed" so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 21-a. Overtaking and Passing School Bus. The driv- 
er of a motor vehicle upon a highway upon meeting or over- 
taking from either direction any school bus displaying flashing 
red lights which has stopped on the highway for the purpose 
of receiving or discharging any school children shall stop his 
motor vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not 
proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until flashing 
red lights cease to operate. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF CERTAIN ASSISTANT 
ELECTION OFFICIALS. 

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

1. Assistant Election Officials. Amend chapter 34 of the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after section 90-a, as inserted by seC' 



1953 Chapter 58, 59 63 

tion 1, chapter 28, Laws of 1943, the following new section: 
90-b. Term of Office. The term of office of each of the assist- 
ant election officials appointed under the provisions of section 
90-a shall expire at the termination of the vproceedings at the 
election for which he was appointed, 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSES UNDER FISH AND GAME LAWS. 

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

1. Fishing and Hunting Licenses. Amend chapter 247 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 12-a as inserted by 
chapter 68, of the Laws of 1949, the following new section: 
12-b. Prohibition. No person shall hold at the same time a 
resident hunting and fishing license and a resident hunting 
license, nor shall any person at the same time hold more than 
one of either of said licenses. Any person who shall procure a 
resident hunting and fishing license while holding a resident 
hunting license or a resident hunting and fishing license, or 
who shall procure a resident hunting license while holding a 
resident hunting license or a resident hunting and fishing li- 
cense, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 59. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN SURFACE 

WATERS IN Grafton County. 

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

I. Classification. On and after the effective date of this act 
the following surface waters shall be classified in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws as 



64 Chapter 59 1953 

inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by chap- 
ter 1, Laws of Special Session, 1950 as follows: 

L Crystal Lake and its tributaries, in the town of 
Canaan, which is the source of public water supply for the 
town of Canaan, Class A. 

IL Enfield Reservoir and its tributaries, in the towns 
of Hanover and Canaan, from their sources to the outlet of 
said public water supply reservoir, Class A. 

in. All waters in the town of Enfield which flow into 
the adjoining water supply reservoirs for the LaSalette Semi- 
nary and the Glendon Poland water supply from their sources 
to the outlet of said reservoirs, Class A. 

IV. Mascoma River and all its tributaries, in the 
towns of Hanover, Lebanon, Enfield and Grantham, from the 
outlet of Mascoma Lake to the upstream side of Goodwin's 
bridge located approximately 1,000 feet downstream of the 
Lebanon Waterworks, Class A. 

V. Mascoma River, in the towns of Lyme, Dorchester, 
Canaan, and Enfield, from its source to the crest of the Baltic 
Mill dam in Enfield, Class B-1. 

VI. All tributaries to the Mascoma River, excepting 
those specified in paragraph IV above, paragraphs IX and X 
below and Great Brook in the town of Lebanon downstream 
from the concrete dam at the "Scrape," in the towns of Lyme, 
Dorchester, Hanover, Canaan, Orange, Grafton, Lebanon, En- 
field, Grantham, and Plainfield-, from their sources to conflu- 
ence with the Mascoma River, Class B-l. 

VIL All tributaries to the lakes and ponds of the 
Mascoma River Basin, in the towns of Lyme, Dorchester, Han- 
over, Canaan, Orange, Lebanon, Enfield, Grafton, Plainfield, 
Grantham, and Springfield, Class B-l. 

VIII. Mascoma River, in the town of Enfield, from 
the crest of the Baltic Mill dam to Mascoma Lake, Class C. 

IX. Reservoir Brook, outlet from Enfield Reservoir, 
in the town of Enfield, from the Canaan-Enfield town line to 
its confluence with the Mascoma River, Class C. 

X. An unnamed brook approximately 0.5 mile long 
in the town of Enfield just west of the village cemetery from 
its source to Mascoma Lake, Class C. 



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XI. Mascoma Lake, in the town of Enfield, extending 
from the entry of Mascoma River to a straight line across the 
lake from the house owned by Fred Columbia #185 on Water 
Pollution Commission Plan of Lake) to the camp owned 
by Cyril Rowan (#183 on same plan), enclosing about 9 acres 
of lake water, Class C. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 60. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN SURFACE 

WATERS. 

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

L Classification. On and after the effective date of this 
act the following surface waters shall be classified in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws as 
inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by chapter 
1, Laws of special session, 1950, as follows: 

L An unnamed brook and its tributaries, in the town 
of Charlestown, from their sources to the outlet of the intake 
dam serving as a public water supply for North Charlestown 
Water Precinct, Class A. 

IL An unnamed brook and its tributaries, in the 
town of Unity, from their sources to the outlet of the intake 
dam and Marshall Pond which serves as a water supply for 
the Sullivan County Farm, Class A. 

in. Little Sugar River and its tributaries, in the towns 
of Acworth, Charlestown, Claremont and Unity, from their 
sources to confluence with the Connecticut River, except those 
portions in paragraphs I and II, Class B-1. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN SURFACE 

WATERS. 

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

1. Classification. On and after the effective date of this act 
the following surface waters shall be classified in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter 166-A of the Revised Laws as 
inserted by chapter 183, Laws of 1947 and amended by chap- 
ter 1, Laws of 1950 as follows: 

I. Albany Brook and all its tributaries, in the town 
of Bartlett, from their sources to the crest of the Bartlett Vil- 
lage public water supply dam located on Albany Brook, Class 
A. 

II. Bartlett Brook and all its tributaries, in the town 
of Bartlett, from their sources to the crest of the Bartlett Vil- 
lage public water supply dam located on Bartlett Brook, Class 
A. 

III. East Branch of the Saco River and all its tribu- 
taries, in the towns and places of Bean's Purchase, Jackson, 
Chatham, and Bartlett, from their sources to the outlet of the 
Lower Bartlett public water supply intake. Class A. 

IV. Kearsarge Brook and all its tributaries including 
Shingle Pond, in the towns of Chatham and Bartlett, from their 
sources to the crest of the precinct of North Conway water sup- 
ply dam located on Kearsarge Brook in Bartlett, Class A. 

V. Hurricane Mountain Brook and all its tributaries, 
in the town of Conway, from their sources to the crest of the 
precinct of North Conway water supply dam. Class A. 

VI. Artist Falls Brook and all its tributaries, in the 
town of Conway, from their sources to the crest of the precinct 
of North Conway water supply dam, Class A. 

VII. White Lot Brook and all its tributaries, in the 
town of Conway, from their sources to the outlet of the East 
Conway public water supply intake. Class A. 

VIII. Mountain Pond, in the town of Chatham, used 
as part of the public water supply for the village of Lower 
Bartlett, Class A. 

IX. Saco River and all its tributaries, between Hart's 



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Location-Bartlett town line and the Maine-N. H. state line, in 
the towns and places of Hart's Location, Hadley's Purchase, 
Sargent's Purchase, Bean's Purchase, Cutt's Grant, Jackson, 
Bartlett, Hale's Location, Conway, Albany, Madison, and Eaton, 
except those waters included in paragraphs I through VIII 
above, Class B-1. 

X. All tributaries to the Saco River, in the towns and 
places of Bean's Purchase, Chatham, and Conway, which flow 
into the state of Maine before joining the Saco River, from 
their sources to the state line. Class B-1. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF SECURITIES AND DEFINING A 

DEALER THEREIN. 

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

1. Sale of Securities. Amend section 1 of chapter 336 of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 30, Laws of 1947, by in- 
serting before the word "selling" in the third line the word, pur- 
chasing, and by inserting before the word "sales" in the twelfth 
line the words, purchases and, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 1. Dealer. Under this chapter dealer 
shall mean any individual, partnership, association or corpora- 
tion engaging in the purchasing, selling or offering for sale of 
securities, except through the medium of or as agent or sales- 
man of a registered dealer. Provided, however, that any corpo- 
ration whose securities are approved by the insurance commis- 
sioner for sale in this state, by general regulation or otherwise, 
engaged in selling such securities to its officers, agents or em- 
ployees or to the officers, agents or employees of any subsidiary 
corporation of which it owns not less than a majority of the 
voting stock, shall not as to such transactions be considered as 
a dealer. And provided further that purchases and sales made 
by or in behalf of a resident of this state in the ordinary course 
of bona fide personal investment of his personal holdings, or 



68 Chapter 63 1953 

change of such investments, shall not constitute a resident or 
the agent of such resident if not otherwise engaged either 
permanently or temporarily in selling securities, a dealer there- 
in. A nonresident desiring to make such sale of his personal 
investments must first obtain the approval of the insurance 
commissioner. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Out-of -State Vehicles. Amend chapter 116 Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 35 the following new section: 35-a. 
Reciprocal Fines and Penalties. When under the laws of any 
other state any taxes, fines, penalties, licenses, fees, deposits or 
other obligations or prohibitions, additional to any imposed 
by this state upon any class of private or public motor vehicles 
not registered in such state are imposed upon any class of pri- 
vate or public motor vehicles registered in this state and their 
owners and operators traveling upon the public highways of 
such state, the same taxes, fines, penalties, licenses, fees, de- 
posits or other obligations or prohibitions shall be imposed 
upon all similar classes of private or public motor vehicles 
registered in such state and traveling upon the public high- 
ways of this state so long as such laws shall remain in force. 
The commissioner may make such rules and regulations as are 
necessary to carry out the purposes of this section and his de- 
termination shall be final. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 64, 65 69 

CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXPIRATION OF REGISTRATION OF MOTOR 
VEHICLES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicles. Amend section 8 of chapter 116 of the 
Revised Laws, by adding at the end thereof the words, and 
further provided that when an emergency is declared to exist 
by the governor the commissioner may extend said expiration 
date to cover the period of the emergency, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 8. Expiration. The registra- 
tion of every motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, or tractor shall 
expire at midnight upon March thirty-first next following the 
date of its issue, unless otherwise provided, and further pro- 
vided that when an emergency is declared to exist by the gov- 
ernor the commissioner may extend said expiration date to 
cover the period of the emergency. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 31, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION WEEKLY 

BENEFIT RATE. 

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

1. Weekly Benefit Rate. Amend paragraph (1) of subsec- 
tion B of section 2 of chapter 218 of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by section 5, chapter 56 of the Laws of 1943, chapter 
78 of the Laws of 1945, section 7, chapter 59 of the Laws of 
1947, section 1, chapter 30 of the Laws of 1949, and section 2, 
chapter 34 of the Laws of 1951, by striking out in the last line 
thereof the words "and over" and inserting in place thereof the 
figures, 2299.99, and by adding at the end of said paragraph 
the following: 

2300.00 — 2399.99 29 754 

2400.00 — and over 30 780 



70 Chapter 65 1953 

so that said paragraph as amended shall read as follows: (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 para- 
graph on the line on which in column A there is indicated 
the individual's annual wage class except as otherwise pro- 
vided in paragraph (2) of this subsection. 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 except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this sub- 
section. 

A B C 



TOTAL ANNUAL EARNINGS 


WEEKLY BENEFIT 


MAXIMUM 


IN BASE PERIOD 


AMOUNT 


BENEFITS 


$300.00-$349.99 


$7 


$182 


350.00- 399.99 


8 


208 


400.00- 499.99 


9 


234 


500.00- 599.99 


10 


260 


600.00- 699.99 


11 


286 


700.00- 799.99 


12 


312 


800.00- 899.99 


13 


338 


900.00- 999.99 


14 


364 


1000.00-1099.99 


15 


390 


1100.00-1199.99 


16 


416 


1200.00-1299.99 


17 


442 


1300.00-1399.99 


18 


468 


1400.00-1499.99 


19 


494 


1500.00-1599.99 


20 


520 


1600.00-1699.99 


21 


546 


1700.00-1799.99 


22 


572 


1800.00-1899.99 


23 


598 


1900.00-1949.99 


24 


624 


1950.00-1999.99 


25 


650 


2000.00-2099.99 


26 


676 


2100.00-2199.99 


27 


702 


2200.00-2299.99 


28 


728 


2300.00-2399.99 


29 


754 


2400.00-and over 


30 


780 



2. Effective Date. This act shall take effect as of April 1, 
1953 provided that benefits for all payable weeks ending after 



1953 Chapter 66 71 

the effective date of said 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 31, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 66. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS 

OF THE New Hampshire Soldiers' Home. 

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

1. New Hampshire Soldiers' Home. Amend section 2 of 
chapter 18 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chap- 
ter 186 of the Laws of 1945 by striking out the words "the gov- 
ernor, ex officio," in the third and fourth lines so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 2. Board of Managers. 
The government of the home is vested in the board of man- 
agers of the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, consisting of the 
commanders of the following veterans' departments of New 
Hampshire, ex officiis, United Spanish War Veterans, Ameri- 
can Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Dis- 
abled American Veterans, and five citizens of the state, four 
of whom, at least, served in the armed forces of the United 
States in any war in which the United States has been, is, or 
shall be engaged, and who are, or shall be, honorably dis- 
charged, to be appointed by the governor with the advice and 
consent of the council, and provided further that at least one 
of said appointees shall be a member of the said department 
of the United Spanish War Veterans, one of the said depart- 
ment of the American Legion, one of the said department of 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and one member of the Disabled 
American Veterans or any other national veterans organization 
that may arise in the future. Each appointed member shall hold 
office for a term of five years and until his successor is appointed 
and qualified; and in case of any vacancy, an appointment shall 
be made for the unexpired term. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS 
AND FLAGS. 

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

1. Permission for Sales. Amend section 19 of chapter 188 
of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 24, Laws of 1945, 
by Striking out said section and inserting in its place thereof 
the following: 19. Permission Granted. The mayor and al- 
dermen of a city or the selectmen of towns, may, in their dis- 
cretion, authorize from time to time the sale or the offering 
for sale on the streets, or any other place frequented by the 
public in said city or town, of artificial flowers or miniature 
flags by The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 
the Disabled American Veterans, United Spanish War Vet- 
erans, and organizations affiliated with them and other rec- 
ognized charitable, patriotic, fraternal, labor or military or- 
ganizations chartered in this state; provided, however, that 
nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the sale 
or the offering for sale by bona fide merchants in their stores 
or other business establishments of such merchandise as herein 
named. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 68. 



AN ACT RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF 
ORGANIZATIONS FOR CIVIL DEFENSE. 

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

1. Workmen's Compensation Law. Amend section 4 of 
chapter 216 of the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 266, 
Laws of 1947 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 4. Compensation for State Employees. 
The governor and council, upon petition and hearing, may 
award compensation to employees of the state receiving per- 



1953 Chapter 69 73 

sonal injuries as defined herein to an amount not exceeding 
that provided under this chapter. All regularly enrolled mem- 
bers of the civil defense organization of the state or any of its 
political subdivisions shall, while undergoing authorized civil 
defense training, or participating in duly authorized civil de- 
fense drills, or when actually engaged in civil defense work in 
an emergency, be considered, for the purposes of this chapter, 
employees of the state. Provided, however, that if any such 
regularly enrolled member is an employee of a municipality 
which has accepted the provisions of this chapter as provided 
in section 6, he may elect to receive compensation from such 
municipality rather than as provided in this section, but he 
shall not be entitled to compensation from both the state and 
such municipality. The term actually engaged in civil defense 
work shall be interpreted to include travel from home or place 
of occupation to scene of work and return thereto. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT REIATIVE TO INCREASING BENEFITS UNDER WORKMEN'S 
COMPENSATION LAW. 

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

1. Workmen's Compensation. Amend the first paragraph 
of section 20 of chapter 216, Revised Laws, as inserted by chap- 
ter 266, Laws of 1947 and as amended by chapter 202, Laws 
of 1949, by striking out the same and inserting the following: 
If death results from the injury, the employer shall pay to, or 
for the dependent or dependents of the deceased employee, as 
defined in section 1, for a period not to exceed three hundred 
and nineteen weeks, a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six 
and two-thirds per cent of the deceased employee's average 
weekly wages, but not less than eighteen nor more than thirty- 
three dollars per week; provided that the total amount payable 
on account of a single death shall not exceed the sum of ten 
thousand five hundred dollars. Any weekly payments made un- 



74 Chapter 69 1953 

der sections 21, 23 or 24 shall be deducted from the total period 
of three hundred and nineteen weeks and the maximum of 
ten thousand five hundred dollars. 

2. Increase in Amount. Amend section 21, chapter 216, 
Revised Laws as inserted by section 1 of chapter 266, Laws of 
1947, as amended by section 2, chapter 202, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out the word "thirty" in the eighth line and inserting 
the word, thirty-three, and by striking out the words "three 
hundred" in the thirteenth and sixteenth lines and inserting 
in place thereof the words, three hundred and nineteen, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 2L Com- 
pensation for Temporary Total Disability. Where the injury 
causes total disability for work at any gainful occupation the 
employer, during such disability, but not including the first 
seven days thereof, unless such disability continues for seven 
days or longer, shall pay the injured employee a weekly com- 
pensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds per cent of the em- 
ployee's average weekly wages, but not less than ten dollars 
nor more than thirty-three dollars per week, unless the injured 
employee's average weekly wages as defined herein are less than 
ten dollars per week, in which case the compensation shall be 
the full amount of said average weekly wages. Payments shall 
not continue after the disability ends nor longer than three 
hundred and nineteen weeks, and in case the total disability 
begins after a period of partial disability, the period of partial 
disability shall be deducted from such total period of three 
hundred and nineteen weeks. 

3. Total Disability. Amend section 22, chapter 216, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by section 1 of chapter 266, Laws of 
1947, as amended by section 2, chapter 74, Laws of 1951, by 
striking out the word "fifteen" in the sixteenth line and in- 
serting the word, eighteen, and by striking out the words "nine 
thousand" in the seventeenth line and inserting the words, ten 
thousand five hundred, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 22. Compensation for Permanent Total Dis- 
ability. In case of the following injuries, the disability caused 
thereby shall be deemed total and permanent. 

I. Total and permanent loss of sight in both eyes; 

II. The loss of both feet at or above the ankle; 

III. The loss of both hands at or above the wrist; 



1953 Chapter 69 75 

IV. The loss of one hand and one foot; 

V. An injury to the spine resulting in permanent and 
complete paralysis of both legs or both arms, or of one leg and 
of one arm; and 

VI. An injury to the skull resulting in incurable im- 
becility or insanity. 

The above enumeration is not to be taken as exclusive. Com- 
pensation for permanent total disabilities shall be computed as 
provided in section 21, except that the minimum shall be not 
less than eighteen dollars a week. The total amount payable 
on account of one accident shall not exceed ten thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

4. Partial Disability. Amend section 23, chapter 216, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by section 1 of chapter 266, Laws of 
1947, by striking out the words "three hundred" in the tenth 
and thirteenth lines and inserting in place thereof the words, 
three hundred and nineteen, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 23. Compensation for Temporary Par- 
tial Disability. Where the disability for work resulting from 
an injury is partial, the employer during such disability, but 
not including the first seven days thereof, unless such disability 
continues for seven days or longer, shall pay to the injured 
employee a Aveekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two- 
thirds per cent of the difference between his average weekly 
wage before the injury and the average weekly wage which he 
is able to earn thereafter. Payments shall not continue after the 
disability ends, nor longer than three hundred and nineteen 
weeks, and in case the partial disability begins after a period 
of total disability, the period of total disability shall be de- 
ducted from such total period of three hundred and nineteen 
weeks. 

5. Compensation. Amend section 24, chapter 216, Revised 
Laws, as inserted by section 1 of chapter 266, Laws of 1947, as 
amended by section 1, chapter 75, Laws of 1951, by striking 
out the whole thereof and inserting the following: 24. Com- 
pensation for Permanent Partial Disability. In case of dis- 
ability partial in character but permanent in quality, com- 
pensation computed as provided in section 21, except that the 
minimum shall be not less than eighteen dollars a week, shall 
be paid to the employee as follows: 



76 Chapter 69 1953 

I. Arm lost, two hundred weeks' compensation, plus 
for actual healing period not in excess of thirty-two weeks' com- 
pensation; 

II. Hand lost, one hundred sixty-four weeks' compensa- 
tion, plus for actual healing period not in excess of thirty-two 
weeks' compensation; 

III. Thumb lost, forty-seven weeks' compensation, plus 
for actual healing period not in excess of twenty-four weeks' 
compensation; 

IV. Index finger lost, twenty-nine weeks' compensa- 
tion, plus for actual healing period not in excess of eighteen 
weeks' compensation; 

V. Middle finger lost, twenty-four weeks' compensa- 
tion, plus for actual healing period not in excess of twelve 
weeks' compensation; 

VI. Ring finger lost, eighteen weeks' compensation, 
plus for actual healing period not in excess of eight weeks' com- 
pensation; 

VII. Little finger lost, twelve weeks' compensation, 
plus for actual healing period not in excess of eight weeks' 
compensation; 

VIII. Leg lost, two hundred weeks' compensation, plus 
for actual healing period not in excess of forty weeks' com- 
pensation; 

IX. Foot lost, one hundred forty-one weeks' compensa- 
tion, plus for actual healing period not in excess of thirty-two 
weeks' compensation; 

X. Great toe lost, twenty-four weeks' compensation, 
plus for actual healing period not in excess of twelve weeks' 
compensation; 

XI. Toe other than great toe lost, nine weeks' compen- 
sation, plus for actual healing period not in excess of eight 
weeks' compensation; 

XII. Eye lost, one hundred and eighteen weeks' com- 
pensation, plus for actual healing period not in excess of twenty 
weeks' compensation; 

XIII. Loss of hearing in one ear, forty-nine weeks' com- 
pensation; 



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XIV. Loss of hearing in both ears, two hundred weeks' 
compensation; 

XV. Compensation for the loss of more than one phal- 
ange of a digit shall be the same as for the loss of an entire 
digit. Compensation for the loss of the first phalange shall be 
one-half of the compensation for the loss of the entire digit; 

XVI. Compensation for an arm or leg if amputated at 
or above the elbow or at or above the knee, shall be the same 
as for the loss of the arm or leg, but if amputated between the 
elbow and the wrist, or the knee and the ankle shall be the 
same as for the loss of hand or foot; 

XVII. Compensation for loss of eighty per cent or 
more of the vision of an eye shall be the same as for the loss 
of an eye; 

XVIII. Compensation for loss of two or more digits or 
one or more phalanges of two or more digits of a hand or foot, 
may be proportioned to the loss of use of the hand or foot 
occasioned thereby, but shall not exceed the compensation for 
loss of hand or foot; 

XIX. Compensation for permanent total loss of use of 
a member shall be the same as for the loss of the member; 

XX. Compensation for permanent 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 pro- 
duced by the injuries named in said paragraphs. 

XXI. Compensation for loss of less than one phalange 
of a digit shall be not less than one-quarter of the compensa- 
tion for the entire digit. 

6. Increase in Amounts. Amend section 28, chapter 216, 
Revised Laws, as inserted by section 1, chapter 266, Laws of 
1947 and as amended by section 3, chapter 202, Laws of 1949 
and section 3, chapter 74, Laws of 1951 by striking out the 
word "thirty" in the fifth line and inserting the word, thirty- 
three, and by striking out the words "nine thousand" in the 
sixth line and inserting the words, ten thousand five hundred, 
and by striking out the words "three hundred" in the seventh 
and eighth lines and inserting the words, three hundred and 
nineteen, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
28. Maximum Benefits. In no case, except as provided in 
sections 20, 22, 24 and 27, shall the weekly compensation pay- 



78 Chapters 70, 71 1953 

able under this chapter exceed sixty-six and two-thirds per cent 
of the average weekly wages, or exceed thirty-three dollars per 
week in amount, nor shall the total compensation exceed the 
sum of ten thousand five hundred dollars; nor shall any pay- 
ments extend over a period of more than three hundred and 
nineteen weeks from the date of the injury, 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall become effective July 1, 1953. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NONRESIDENT TRUSTEES. 

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

1. Agent for Nonresident Trustees. Amend chapter 363, of 
the Revised Laws, by adding after section 1 1 of said chapter 
the following new section: 11-a. Appointment. Every resi- 
dent trustee who removes from the state or who goes out of the 
state with the intention of being absent more than a year, and 
every resident of another state who is appointed trustee within 
this state, shall forthwith appoint some person residing in this 
state as his agent, to receive notice of claims against the estate 
and service of process against him as trustee. The appointment 
shall be in writing, and shall state the full name and post office 
address of the agent, and shall be filed in the office of the regis- 
ter of probate. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL DONATIONS 
BY BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

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

1 . Business Corporations; Powers. Amend section 4 of chap- 



1953 Chapters 72, 73 79 

ter 274 of the Revised Laws by inserting at the end thereof the 
following new paragraph: VIII. To make donations for the 
public welfare or for charitable, scientific or educational pur- 
poses. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT NAMING THE HaMPTON RiVER ToLL BrIDGE. 

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

1. Name Given. The bridge over the Hampton River, now 
known as the Hampton River Toll Bridge shall be named and 
hereafter known as the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge, 
in memory of Lieut. Neil R. Underwood of Hampton, a mem- 
ber of the United States 12th Air Force who lost his life in the 
Mediterranean area on August 17, 1944. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 73. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURT OF CONCORD. 

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

1. Salaries of Justices. Amend paragraph I of section 31 
of chapter 377 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 232 
of the Laws of 1947 by striking out said paragraph and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 

I. Salaries of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal 
courts shall be paid from the treasury of the city or town in 



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which such courts are located, may be paid quarterly or month- 
ly, and shall be in the following sums per annum: 

In Manchester, three thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Nashua, two thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Concord, three thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Dover, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Laconia, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Keene, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Claremont, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Berlin, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Rochester, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Lebanon, one thousand dollars; 

In Newport, nine hundred dollars; 

In Derry, nine hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, nine hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, eight hundred dollars; 

In Somersworth, eight hundred dollars; 

In Littleton, eight hundred dollars; 

In Milford, six hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 6, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE 
SUPREME AND SUPERIOR COURTS. 

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

1. Supreme Court. Amend section 15 of chapter 369 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 25, Laws of 1947, by 
striking out the same and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 15. Salaries. The annual salary of the chief justice 
and the associate justices shall be twelve thousand dollars each. 

2. Superior Court. Amend section 5 of chapter 370 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by chapter 25, Laws of 1947, by 
striking out the same and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing. 5. Salaries, Expenses. The annual salary of the chief 



1953 Chapters 75, 76 81 

justice and the associate justices of the superior court shall be 
twelve thousand dollars each. Actual expenses and office rent 
shall be allowed the justices as provided for justices of the 
supreme court. Each justice of the superior court shall forward 
his monthly expense account to the comptroller who shall pre- 
pare the manifest for payment of said accounts. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1st, 195.S. 
[Approved April 6, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RIGHTS OF RETIRED TEACHERS. 

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

1. Teachers Retirement System. Amend chapter 136-B, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by chapter 6, Laws of 1950, by inserting 
at the end of section 12 the following new paragraph: VI. 
Authorized Deductions. Notwithstanding any other provisions 
of this chapter, any member who makes application for bene- 
fits hereunder and who is at the time a member of so called 
Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance plan may request that the 
monthly payments for such insurance be deducted from the 
benefit payments which he is to receive, and in such case said 
deduction shall be made from the sums due the member. Pro- 
vided further that deductions from retirement benefits shall be 
made, if requested by teachers presently receiving such bene- 
fits who transfer an existing direct pay membership or sub- 
scribe as a new member for such insurance plan, if permitted 
by regulations of such plan. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 6, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 76. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REGISTRATION OF FARM TRUCKS. 

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



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1. Registration of Trucks. Amend paragraph IV of section 
1 of chapter 118 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 1, 
chapter 48, Laws of 1945, and by section 2, chapter 273 of the 
Laws of 1947 by striking out the words "not exceeding sixteen 
thousand pounds" in the twentieth line and also by adding in 
the twenty-fourth line after the word "dollars" the words: for 
the first sixteen thousand pounds and at the same rates as set 
forth in paragraph III of this section for any additional weight 
above sixteen thousand pounds, so said paragraph as amended 
shall read as follows: IV. For each road oiler or bituminous 
distributor the fee shall be seventy-five dollars. For each tractor 
used for agricultural purposes only, each vehicle of the tractor 
type used for agricultural purposes only and used to draw an- 
other vehicle in such a way that a part of the load is carried on 
such towing vehicle, each tractor used for power purposes only 
that does not haul loads on the public highways except as 
hereinbefore provided for tractor type vehicles, each tractor or 
truck used only on snow and each snowmobile, two dollars. 
Each commercial vehicle or truck used for agricultural pur- 
poses only and used on the public highways within a radius of 
five miles from the main entrance of the farm upon which said 
vehicle is operated, or used to transport animals and agricul- 
tural products to agricultural fairs and exhibits for exhibition 
purposes only, two dollars, provided that such vehicle under 
such limited registration shall not be used for the purpose of 
transporting products for sale or for hire. For each farm truck 
of a total weight, determined as provided in paragraph III of 
the section, used only for the transportation of agricultural 
products produced on, and meant to be used in connection 
with the operation of, a farm or farms owned, operated or oc- 
cupied by the registrant, the fee shall be twenty-five dollars, 
for the first sixteen thousand pounds and at the same rates 
as set forth in paragraph III of this section for any additional 
weight above sixteen thousand pounds, provided that a farm 
truck so registered shall not be used for the transportation of 
wood and lumber for sale other than from such farms on which 
the production of wood and lumber is incidental to other farm 
operations, nor shall such trucks be used for the retail de- 
livery of milk. In the event that a farm truck registered under 
the twenty-five dollar fee as hereinbefore provided is thereafter 
registered for general use during the same registration year 



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such fee shall be applied toward the fee for such general regis- 
tration. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1953. 
[Approved April 9, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MINORITY OF VETERANS. 

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

1. Minor Veterans and Spouses. Amend chapter 178 of the 
Laws of 1945 by striking out said chapter and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 1. Rights of Minors. The dis- 
ability of minority of any person otherwise eligible for a loan, 
or guaranty or insurance of a loan, pursuant to the Act of the 
Congress of the United States entitled the Servicemen's Re- 
adjustment Act of 1944, (58 Stat. 284) as heretofore or here- 
after amended (38 U.S.C. 693 et seq.), and of the minor spouse 
of any eligible veteran, in connection with any transaction en- 
tered into pursuant to said act of the Congress of the United 
States, as heretofore or hereafter amended, shall not affect the 
binding effect of any obligation incurred by such eligible per- 
son or spouse as an incident to any such transaction, including 
incurring of indebtedness and acquiring, encumbering, sell- 
ing, releasing, or conveying property, or any interest therein, 
if all or part of any such obligation be guaranteed or insured 
by the government or the administrator of veterans' affairs 
pursuant to said act and amendments thereto; or if the ad- 
ministrator be the creditor, by reason of a loan or a sale pur- 
suant to said act and amendments. This act shall not create, or 
render enforceable, any other or greater rights or liabilities 
than would exist if neither such person nor such spouse were 
a minor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FEES FOR CORPORATIONS PROCURING 
PASSAGE OF PRIVATE ACTS. 

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

1. Payment to Secretary of State. Amend section 5, chapter 
20, Revised Laws, by striking out the words "state treasurer" 
in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the words, secre- 
tary of state, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 5. Local Corporations. Within thirty days after the 
close of any session of the legislature, parties procuring the 
passage of any act at that session incorporating, or renewing 
the corporate powers of, a corporation which is to carry on its 
business and have its principal office in this state shall pay to 
the secretary of state a sum according to the nature of the 
corporation, as follows: Savings-banks, one hundred dollars; 
other banks one tenth of one per cent and railroads and in- 
surance companies one twentieth of one per cent, upon the 
largest amount of capital authorized by the act; other corpora- 
tions having for their object a division of profits, fifty dollars; 
and for every act in amendment of any such act, twenty-five 
dollars. 

2. Fees. Amend section 6, chapter 20, Revised Laws, by 
striking out the words "state treasurer" in the third and fourth 
lines, and inserting in place thereof the words, secretary of 
state, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 6. 
Other Corporations. Every corporation which is not to carry 
on its business and have its principal office in this state, ob- 
taining a charter or an act increasing its capital stock from the 
legislature, shall pay to the secretary of state, within thirty 
days after the close of the session, a charter fee on the largest 
amount of the capital or increase of capital authorized by its 
charter, as follows: Where the amount of said capital or in- 
crease does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, ten dollars; 
where it exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars and does not 
exceed one hundred thousand dollars, twenty-five dollars; 
where it exceeds one hundred thousand dollars and does not 
exceed five hundred thousand dollars, fifty dollars; where it 
exceeds five hundred thousand dollars and does not exceed one 
million dollars, one hundred dollars; where it exceeds one mil- 
lion dollars, two hundred dollars. 



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3. Avoidance of Charters. Amend section 7, chapter 20, 
Revised Laws, by striking out all of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 7. Nonpayment of Fees. Acts 
of the legislature which come within the provisions of the two 
preceding sections shall be void thirty days after notice from 
the secretary of state demanding payment of fees therein speci- 
fied, if the payment of said sums is not made. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO WRITE-IN VOTES AT PRIMARY ELECTIONS. 

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

1. Primary Elections. Amend chapter 33 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 46 the following new section: 
46-a. Write-in Votes. No person who did not file a declara- 
tion of candidacy or primary petition shall be entitled to the 
nomination for any office unless he received ten write-in votes 
or ten per cent of the votes cast at said primary for said office, 
whichever is the smaller. Provided, further, that this section 
shall not be deemed to apply to cases where nominations were 
made by party committees as provided in section 27. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 80. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMMITMENT TO JAIL FOR 
NON-PAYMENT OF FINES. 

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

1. Computation of Jail Term. Amend section 11, chapter 



86 Chapter 81 1953 

430, Revised Laws, as amended by section 7, chapter 163, Laws 
of 1951, by striking out the word "twice" in the sixth line, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: IL Com- 
mittal for Non-Payment, Term. Whenever a person is com- 
mitted to jail or to a house of correction in default of payment 
of a fine imposed by a justice of the peace or municipal court 
he shall be discharged from custody by the keeper thereof, at 
the expiration of a number of days after the date of his com- 
mitment equal to the number of dollars and the fraction of a 
dollar of the fine so imposed. The keeper shall keep a record 
of all discharges made under the provisions of this section. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE PLATES. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Registration. Amend chapter 116, Re- 
vised Laws, by inserting after section 7 the following new sec- 
tion: 7-a. Special Number Plates. Upon purchase of motor 
vehicle registration, the motor vehicle commissioner shall issue 
a special plate, to be designated by him, to the governor, to 
the members of the governor's council, president of the senate, 
members of the senate, and speaker of the house of represent- 
atives; and special tags to be attached to the usual license plate 
to members of the house of representatives. All special plates 
for members of the general court shall be sold at no expense to 
the state. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of April 1,' 
1953. 

[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT EXTENDING 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 chapter 4 of the Laws of 1936 by inserting after section 
17 the following new section: 18. Additional Powers. The 
Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority (herein- 
after sometimes called the "Authority"), created by the com- 
pact or agreement between the State of Maine and the State 
of New Hampshire, to which the consent of the Congress of 
the United States was given by act approved July 28, 1937 (50 
Stat. 538), is hereby authorized and empowered to reconstruct 
or improve the toll bridge heretofore constructed by the Au- 
thority across the Piscataqua River between the City of Ports- 
mouth in New Hampshire and the Town of Kittery in Maine, 
its approaches and approach facilities, and to issue at one time 
or from time to time its bridge revenue bonds to refund any 
of the bridge revenue refunding bonds of the Authority then 
outstanding, including, if necessary, the payment of any re- 
demption premium thereon and any interest accrued or to 
accrue to the date of redemption of such bonds, and to pay 
all or any part of the cost of such reconstruction or improve- 
ment. The issuance of such bonds, the maturities and other 
details thereof, the rights of the holders thereof, and the rights, 
duties and obligations of the Authority in respect of the same, 
shall be governed by the provisions of the act of the legislature 
of the state of New Hampshire being chapter 4, Laws of 1936, 
approved May 13, 1936, in so far as the same may be applicable. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT CONFERRING JURISDICTION UPON SUPERIOR COURT OF 
ACTIONS FOUNDED ON IMPLIED CONTRACTS. 

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



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1. Implied Contracts. Amend section 22 of chapter 370 of 
the Revised Laws as inserted by section 1 of chapter 243 of the 
Laws of 1951 by inserting after the word "express" in the fourth 
line, the words, or implied, so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows: 22. Jurisdiction, Actions Against State. 
The superior court shall have jurisdiction to enter judgment 
against the state of New Hampshire founded upon any express 
or implied contract with the state. Any action brought under 
this section shall be instituted by bill of complaint and shall 
be tried by the court without a jury. The jurisdiction con- 
ferred upon the superior court by this section includes any 
set-off, claim or demand whatever on the part of the state 
against any plaintiff commencing an action under this section. 
The attorney general upon the presentation of a claim founded 
upon a judgment against the state shall submit the claim to 
the department or agency which entered into the contract and 
said department or agency shall manifest said claim for pay- 
ment from the appropriation under which the contract was 
entered into, provided that if there is not sufficient balance in 
said appropriation the attorney general shall present said claim 
to the general court for the requisite appropriation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS. 

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

1. Household Chemicals. Amend chapter 193, Revised 
Laws, by inserting after section 56, the following new section: 
56-a. Authority to Embargo and Condemn. Any article found 
in violation of this subdivision may be subject to embargo and 
condemnation in accord with the provisions of section 20, chap- 
ter 164, Revised Laws, as inserted by section 7, chapter 25, 
Laws of 1951. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EXPIRATION OF LICENSES TO OPERATE 

MOTOR VEHICLES, AND INCREASING FEES FOR MOTOR 

VEHICLE OPERATORS. 

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

1. Licenses. Amend section 8 of chapter 117 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by section 1 of chapter 1 70 of the Laws 
of 1949 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 8. Expiration. All licenses shall ex- 
pire on the second anniversary of the license holder's date of 
birth following the date of issuance. The anniversary of the 
date of birth of any license holder born on February 29> shall, 
for the purpose of this section during the years when there is 
no February 29, expire on March first. The commissioner shall 
forward to each holder of a license, a renewal application to 
the holder's last known address, thirty days prior to expiration 
date. 

2. Motor Vehicle Fees. Amend paragraph I of section 9 of 
chapter 118 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 9 of 
chapter 189 of the Laws of 1949 by striking out said paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: L For each 
operator's original license and examination, five dollars; for 
each commercial operator's original license and examination, 
seven dollars, and for all subsequent renewals of operator's and 
commercial operator's licenses, four dollars each. 

3. Motor Cycle Operators. Amend paragraph II of section 
9 of chapter 118 of the Revised Laws by striking out said para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: II. For 
each motor cycle operator's license, two dollars. 

4. Repeal. Paragraph IV of section 9 of chapter 118 of the 
Revised Laws, relative to non-resident certificates, is hereby 
repealed. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 1954. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SALE OF BROOK TROUT FOR USE AS FOOD. 

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

1. Sale of Brook Trout. Amend chapter 246 of the Revised 

Laws by inserting after section 25 the following new section: 
25-a. Sale of Brook Trout. Brook trout raised by any such 
licensee may be possessed, bought and sold for use as food in 
hotels and restaurants, provided, however, that there shall be 
attached to each fish or part thereof so possessed, bought or 
sold, a special tag provided by the director, which tag shall re- 
main attached to the fish or part thereof until immediately 
prior to cooking. Brook trout raised outside the state may 
similarly be possessed, bought and sold for use as food in hotels 
and restaurants within the state, provided they be tagged as 
provided for brook trout raised by licensees. Out-of-state whole- 
salers who wish to sell brook trout in this state must first pro- 
cure a wholesaler's license to so do, the fee for which shall be 
five dollars. The director is authorized to make tags available 
to licensees and to out-of-state wholesale licensees outside the 
state at a nominal charge. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. 

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

1. Eligibility for Assistance. Amend section 10 of chapter 
126 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 7, chapter 139 
of the Laws of 1951 by adding after paragraph VI the follow- 
ing new paragraph: VII. Public assistance shall not be grant- 
ed to anyone who has refused to accept available employment. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BURIAL OF INDIGENT PERSONS. 

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

1. State Hospital. Amend section 24 of chapter 17 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the words "in a lot purchased for 
that purpose" in the second line and the word "elsewhere" in 
the fourth line so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 24. Burial. The trustees may cause to be buried 
at the expense of the state, any indigent inmate of the hospital 
who dies without kindred or friends who will provide a decent 
burial at their own expense. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 89. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS INSURANCE 
COVERAGE FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Federal-State Agreement and Interstate Instrumentali- 
ties. Amend subparagraph (3), paragraph I, section 3 of chap- 
ter 234 of the Laws of 1951 by striking out said subparagraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: (3) Such agree- 
ment or modification of the agreement shall be effective with 
respect to services performed after an effective date specified 
in such agreement or modification, but in no case prior to 
January 1, 1951, and in no case (other than in the case of an 
agreement or modification agreed to prior to January 1, 1954) 
prior to the first day of the calendar year in which such agree- 
ment or modification, as the case may be, is agreed to by the 
administrator and the state. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF THE HiLLSBOROUGH 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND NAMING THE HiLLSBOROUGH 

COUNTY HOSPITAL. 

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

1. Hillsborough County. Amend section 27 of chapter 47 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapters 119, 150, 195 
and 202 of the Laws of 1943, by chapters 66 and 163 of the 
Laws of 1945, by chapters 202 and 284 of the Laws of 1947, 
by chapters 73 and 162 of the Laws of 1949 and chapters 149 
and 233, Laws of 1951 by striking out in the eighth line the 
words "three thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, thirty-five hundred, so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows: Section 27. Commissioners. The an- 
nual salary of each commissioner of the following counties 
shall be as follows, payable monthly by the county: 

In Rockingham, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, ten hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll county each commissioner, when employed 
in the business of the county, shall receive eight dollars a day, 
payable as hereinbefore provided. To the foregoing sums shall 
be added, in all the counties, a reasonable sum for all neces- 
sary expenses, upon order of the county auditors. 

2. Hillsborough County Hospital Named. Hillsborough 
county hospital shall be named the Moore General Hospital. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 13, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 91. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF CHILD PLACING 
AGENCIES AS GUARDIANS. 

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

1. Guardians. Amend section 6 of chapter 342 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by section 1, chapter 128, Laws of 1947, 
by striking out the words "the New Hampshire Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children," and inserting in place 
thereof the words, Family Service of Concord, New Hampshire, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 6. Peti- 
tioners; Appointment. The probate court in the county in 
which any minor is residing may, after reasonable notice to 
the parents, appoint a guardian for such minor, who shall have 
during the minority of his ward the full custody and control 
of said ward and his estate and earnings, upon petition of the 
mayor, overseer of the poor, or selectmen of the city or town 
in which the minor is residing, the county commissioners, the 
commissioner of public welfare. New Hampshire Children's 
Aid Society, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc., or Fam- 
ily Service of Concord, New Hampshire, such petition setting 
forth that the parents of said minor, or other person having 
his custody, are unfit to have the custody and control of said 
minor and of his estate and earnings, or that his parents are 
living apart and the circumstances are such that the interests of 
such minor require that a guardian be appointed. 

2. Family Service. Amend section 9 of chapter 342 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 128, Laws of 
1947, by striking out the words "the New Hampshire Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children" and inserting in 
place thereof the words, the Family Service of Concord, New 
Hampshire, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 9. Institutional Guardians. Any home for orphans 
situated in and incorporated under the laws of this state, the 
commissioner of public welfare, the Family Service of Concord, 
New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Children's Aid Society, 
or the New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc. may be ap- 
pointed guardian of any minor. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM BUSINESS RECORDS 
AS EVIDENCE ACT. 

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

1. Definition. The terms "business" shall include every 
kind of business, profession, occupation, calling or operation 
of institutions, whether carried on for profit or not. 

2. Business Records. A record of an act, condition or event, 
shall, in so far as relevant, be competent evidence if the custo- 
dian or other qualified witness testifies to its identity and the 
mode of its preparation, and if it was made in the regular 
course of business, at or near the time of the act, condition or 
event, and if, in the opinion of the court, the sources of in- 
formation, method and time of preparation were such as to 
justify its admission. 

3. Uniformity of Interpretation. This act shall be so in- 
terpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to 
make uniform the law of those states which enact it. 

4. Short Title. This act may be cited as the Uniform Busi- 
ness Records as Evidence Act. 

5. Repeal. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed, however, this act shall not be con- 
strued to limit the admissibility of evidence which is other- 
wise admissible by statute or at common law. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF SUPERIOR COURT. 

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

1. Superior Court Terms. Amend section 1 of chapter 372 



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of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 1. Time; Place. Terms of 
the superior court shall be holden annually, at the following 
places in the following counties: 

For the county of Rockingham: At Portsmouth and 
Exeter. 

For the county of Strafford: At Dover. 

For the county of Belknap: At Laconia. 

For the county of Carroll: At Ossipee. 

For the county of Merrimack: At Concord. 

For the county of Hillsborough: At Manchester and 
Nashua. 

For the county of Cheshire: At Keene. 

For the county of Sullivan: At Newport. 

For the county of Grafton: At Lebanon, Woodsville, 
and Plymouth. 

For the county of Coos: At Lancaster and Berlin. Ad- 
journment from Lancaster or Berlin may be made to Cole- 
brook whenever the presiding justice deems it advisable. The 
times for holding the terms of court at the places designated 
in each county shall be established by rule of the superior 
court, which shall provide for the holding of not less than two 
terms annually in each county. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENTRY AND OTHER FEES 
IN SUPERIOR COURT. 

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

I. Fees. Amend section 17 of chapter 374 of the Revised 
Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 17. Superior Court. For the benefit of the 
county, the following fees shall be paid to the clerk of the su- 
perior court: 



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For the entry of every action, petition, appeal or complaint, 
two dollars and fifty cents. 

For a blank writ and summons, or blank writ of summons, 
twenty cents. 

For a writ of review or scire facias, one dollar. 
For a writ of possession, one dollar. 
For a writ of habeas corpus, fifty cents. 
For a writ of execution, fifty cents. 
For a writ of protection or subpoena, twenty-five cents. 
For entering a continuance, ten cents. 
For discharging a recognizance, twenty-five cents. 
For certifying the proof of a deed in court, fifty cents. 
For recording a sheriff's deputation and certificate, or a dis- 
charge from office, fifty cents. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE LICENSES TO SELL CHATTELS. 

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

1. Licenses. Amend section 7, chapter 353, Revised Laws, 
by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: The judge 
may issue such a license after the expiration of the six months' 
period for good cause shown, so that said section 7, as amended, 
shall read as follows: 7. Accountability for Chattels. All 
goods and chattels shall be accounted for at the appraised value, 
unless sold at auction or private sale by license of the judge, 
which may be granted at any time within six months after the 
date of the bond; and in that case the administrator, comply- 
ing with the orders prescribed in the license, and conducting 
with fidelity and impartiality in the sale, shall be credited with 
the loss, or charged with the gain, upon the sale. The judge 
may issue such a license after the expiration of the six months' 
period for good cause shown. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PURCHASE AND OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT 
BY THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION. 

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

1. State Aeronautics Commission. Amend chapter 306 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 8-a, as inserted by 
chapter 281, Laws of 1947, the following new section: 8-b. Pur- 
chase and Operation of Aircraft. The commission is hereby 
authorized to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise and to 
maintain and operate such aircraft as may be approved by the 
governor and council and to provide for the use of such air- 
craft by other departments and agencies of the state. The com- 
mission is further authorized to promulgate rules and regula- 
tions relative to use of such aircraft and to establish fees for 
the use thereof. All fees collected from state departments and 
agencies hereunder shall be credited to a special fund to be 
used to pay costs of maintenance and operation of said air- 
craft. Funds in said special fund shall not lapse but may be 
used as a revolving fund for the purposes of this section. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 15, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 97. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ALLOWANCE OF PROBATE ACCOUNTS OF 
FIDUCIARIES UPON WRITTEN CONSENT OF INTERESTED PARTIES. 

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

1. Waiver of Notice in Probate Proceedings. Amend chap- 
ter 349 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 6, chapter 
264, Laws of 1947 and chapter 140, Laws of 1947, by adding 
after section 9 the following new section: 10. Waiver of No- 
tice. The notice required in any proceeding in a probate 
court may be dispensed with if all parties entitled thereto as- 
sent in writing to such proceeding or in writing waive notice. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE FILING OF SMALL CLAIMS. 

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

1. Small Claims. Amend section 3 of chapter 378 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by section 2 of chapter 70 of the 
Laws of 1945 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 3. Process. An action on a small claim 
may be commenced by filing a statement of the claim in the 
municipal court having jurisdiction thereof. The statement 
may be filed by the plaintiff or his authorized attorney and 
shall set forth the nature of the claim and the amount thereof, 
the parties thereto, and the residence of each party. The plain- 
tiff or his authorized attorney shall on the filing of such claim 
pay the entry fee of one dollar and fifty cents plus the amount 
of postage as provided in section 4, and upon the filing of such 
statement and the payment of the entry fee and postage the 
justice of the municipal court shall set a time and place for 
hearing. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 99. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CARE AND EDUCATION OF 
THE FEEBLE-MINDED. 

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

1. State School. Amend section 1 of chapter 129 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out the last sentence thereof so that the 
section as amended shall read as follows: 1. State School. The 
state shall maintain a school for the care and instruction of the 
feeble-minded, which shall be known as Laconia State School. 

2. State Charges. Amend section 5 of chapter 129 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the words "of prescribed age" in 
the first and second lines thereof so that the section as amended 
shall read as follows: 5. State Charges. All indigent and 



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feeble-minded persons in this state may be received as state 
charges. 

3. Commitinent and Transfer. Amend section 9 of chapter 
129 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: 9. Commitment and 
Transfer. Feeble-minded persons may, with the approval of 
the trustees and superintendent of said school, be transferred 
from the state hospital by its superintendent to said school. 

4. Committal by Court. Amend section 10 of chapter 129 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 10. Application, etc. Any 
application for the committal of any person to the Laconia 
State School shall be referred by the judge of probate to the 
mental hygiene clinic, or a suitable and adequate agency ap- 
proved by the mental hygiene clinic, for study, report and rec- 
ommendation prior to hearing. Upon the finding that such 
person is a suitable subject for said institution, such person 
may, with the approval of the trustees and superintendent of 
said school, be committed to said school by an order of commit- 
ment directed to the superintendent, accompanied by a certi- 
fied copy of the report prepared and executed by said clinic. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
FOR THE STATE SANATORIUM. 

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

1. Trustees of Institutions. Amend section 4 of chapter 14 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 4. Meetings. Regular meet- 
ings of the board of trustees of the state sanatorium shall be 
held at the sanatorium at least four times a year. Other regular 
meetings of said board shall be held at such other times and 
places as may be deemed necessary by said trustees. Regular 
meetings of the board of trustees of the other institutions shall 



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be held at least once a month at the institution of which they 
have charge and special meetings at such other times and 
places as may be deemed necessary for the proper performance 
of their duties. Each board shall have authority, subject to 
state personnel regulations, and within available appropriations 
and funds, to employ such clerical and other assistants as may 
be necessary for the proper performance of their duties. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SHOOTING HUMAN BEINGS WHILE HUNTING. 

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

1. Hunting. Amend section 35, chapter 241, Revised Laws, 
as amended by chapter 63, Laws of 1945, and section 1, chapter 
223, Laws of 1949 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 35. Shooting Human Beings. 
Any person, while on a hunting trip, or in pursuit of wild 
animals or wild birds, or in the field, who negligently or care- 
lessly shoots and wounds or kills any human being, shall be 
fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not 
more than twelve months, or both, and in addition thereto his 
license shall be revoked and he shall not be granted a license 
to hunt for a period of ten years. After ten years from the date 
of revocation his license to hunt may be restored at the discre- 
tion of the director and the commission. Persons convicted of 
negligently and carelessly shooting and wounding a human 
being while hunting in another state shall not be issued a li- 
cense to hunt in this state. 

2. Additional Penalties. Amend section 35-a, chapter 241, 
Revised Laws, as inserted by section 2, chapter 223, Laws of 
1949 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 35-a. Any person who shall have negligently 
or carelessly shot and wounded or killed a human being as 
set forth in the preceding section shall forthwith render neces- 
sary assistance to the injured person and report immediately 



1953 Chapter 102 101 

to the nearest law enforcement officer. Upon conviction of 
violation of the provisions of this section the guilty person 
shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars or impris- 
oned not more than five years or both, and his license to hunt 
shall be revoked for life. The penalty for conviction under 
this section shall be in addition to any penalty imposed under 
section 35. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PLACING OR THROWING OBSTRUCTIONS ONTO 
HIGHWAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES. 

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

1. Highways and Other Public Places. Amend section 22, 
part 19, chapter 90, Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 188, 
of the Laws of 1945, by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 22. Throwing, Depositing and 
Dumping of Refuse: Penalty. If any person shall put or place, 
or cause to be put or placed, in or upon any highway, street, 
square, lane, alley, public bathing place or the approaches 
thereto, or into any public waters, streams or watercourse or 
other public place in any city or town any bottles, glass, crock- 
ery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, old automobile or 
parts thereof or refuse of any nature whatsoever or any noxious 
thing, he shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. Pro- 
vided that nothing herein shall be construed as affecting au- 
thorized collections of such articles as garbage or refuse. 

2. Nuisances. Amend section 13 of chapter 165, Revised 
Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 133 of the Laws of 
1949 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 13. Offensive Matter. If a person shall place, 
leave, or cause to be placed or left, in or near a highway, street, 
alley, public place or wharf, or shall allow to be exposed un- 
buried, any animal or other substance liable to become putrid 
or offensive, or injurious to the public health or deposits gar- 



102 Chapter 103 1953 

bage or refuse on premises not designated as public dumping 
facilities in accordance with the provisions of sections 26 to 32, 
he shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars; and the 
health officer shall remove or cause to have removed the same. 
Provided that nothing herein shall be construed as affecting 
authorized collections of garbage or refuse. 

3. Nuisances. Amend section 21 of chapter 165 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out the word "ten" in the second line 
and inserting in place thereof the word, twenty-five, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 21. Penalty. 
Any person violating the provision of the four preceding sec- 
tions shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 103. 

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 House 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 and who is on leave or furlough may make application 
to the director of fish and game or his agent 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, or his agent, 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 servicemen's 
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 who is quar- 



1953 Chapter 104 103 

tered in the state or who is a guest of a resident of this state 
while on leave or furlough may make application for a special 
fish and game license as provided in the preceding section for 
residents, provided that such license for a nonresident shall 
have marked or stamped thereon the words "nonresident serv- 
icemen's license" and the fee to be paid to the director or his 
agent for such license shall be $4.00. If he wishes to make ap- 
plication for a special fishing license the fee to be paid to the 
director or his agent for such license shall be $2.50. If he 
wishes to make application for a special hunting license the 
fee to be paid to the director or his agent for such license shall 
be $2.50. 

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 January first 
next following its issuance. 

4. Licenses for Aged Persons. Any resident of this state 
who is over sixty-five years of age and who is receiving public 
aid may, upon presentation of proof of such aid, make appli- 
cation to the director of fish and game for a special license to 
fish, and to transport fish and salt water smelt, under the re- 
strictions of Title XX of the Revised Laws. Such license shall 
be marked in such manner as the director may designate and 
there shall be no fee for such license. 

5. 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 
the provisions of this act are hereby suspended as to licensees 
hereunder during the effective dates of this act. 

6. Effective Dates. This act shall take effect thirty days 
after its passage. 

[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRINTING OF THE 
FIRE INSURANCE CONTRACT. 



104 Chapter 105 1953 

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

1. Printing. Amend section 25 of chapter 326 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 25. Chapter Part of Contract. This 
chapter need not be printed as part of every contract of insur- 
ance to which it is applicable; however, no waiver of any part 
of it shall be set up by the insurer and every stipulation in the 
contract in conflict with it shall be void. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE SPECIAL JUSTICE OF THE 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF CONCORD AND PER DIEM FOR 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 

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

1. Concord Municipal Court and Per Diem for Justices of 
the Peace. Amend section 4 of chapter 377 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapters 179 and 260 of the Laws of 1947, 
and chapter 26, Laws of 1953, by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 4. Compensation of 
Special Justices. The special justice and justice of the peace 
requested to sit owing to the disqualification of the justice and 
special justice shall be paid, from the treasury of the city or 
town wherein said court is located, ten dollars a day for each 
day or part thereof that he shall serve in said capacity; pro- 
vided, that the annual salaries of the special justices of the 
municipal courts of the following cities and town shall be as 
follows, of Manchester eighteen hundred dollars, of Nashua 
fifteen hundred dollars, of Dover two hundred dollars, of Con- 
cord one thousand dollars, of Portsmouth four hundred dol- 
lars, of Laconia two hundred dollars, and of Hampton one 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid by said cities and town, 
respectively, quarterly, and shall be in lieu of any other com- 
pensation or fees to such justices. 



1953 Chapters 106, 107 105 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF ACTING JUDGES 
OF PROBATE. 

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

1. Judges of Probate. Amend section 16, chapter 346, Re- 
vised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 16. Compensation of Acting Judge. 
Such judge shall be allowed twenty dollars for each day he may 
be employed in attending such court, and a reasonable com- 
pensation for his travel and expenses, which shall be paid by 
the executor, administrator, guardian or trustee of the estate 
in relation to which such case may arise, and shall be allowed 
him on settlement of his account. 

2. Increase in Fee. Amend section 18 of said chapter 346 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 18. Vacancy, etc. Whenever there is a vacancy 
in the office of the judge of any county, or he shall be unable 
to attend at a regular term of the probate court, the register of 
probate shall call upon the judge of some other county in this 
state, who shall act during said vacancy or inability of the 
judge to attend. Said judge shall receive twenty dollars a day 
and his traveling expenses for each day of actual service, which 
sum shall be paid by the county in which he sits. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 107. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROCEEDINGS IN THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES 
OF RAILROADS AND UTILITIES, 

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



106 Chapter 107 1953 

1. Railroads and Utilities. Amend section 15 of chapter 
83 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 17 of part 8 of 
chapter 5 of the Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 15. Certificates of 
Tax. The tax commission shall file with the director of the 
division of interest and dividends certificates of their decisions. 

2. Payment of Taxes. Amend section 19 of chapter 83 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by section 19 of part 8 of chap- 
ter 5 of the Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 19. Notice of Tax; Pay- 
ment. Upon receipt of said certificates of decisions, the direc- 
tor of the division of interest and dividends shall notify the 
parties against whom taxes have been assessed and such taxes 
shall be paid to the state tax commission within fifteen days 
after the date of such notices. 

3. Rehearings and Appeals. Amend section 21 of chapter 
83 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 20, part 8, 
chapter 5, Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 21. Final Adjustment, Refund. 
If upon a rehearing before the commission, or of an appeal 
to the superior court, the proceedings result in a decision for 
the reduction of the tax previously assessed, the commission or 
the court, as the case may be, shall certify that fact to the state 
treasurer and the treasurer shall refund to the taxpayer the 
amount of any overpayment of the tax from any funds not 
otherwise appropriated. And if upon such rehearing or appeal 
it shall be found that the tax against such corporation or com- 
pany was less than the same should have been, the difference 
between the amount assessed and the amount that should have 
been assessed shall forthwith be paid by the corporation or 
company as of the date of the decision. 

4. Franchise Taxes. Amend section 8 of chapter 84 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by section 31 of part 8 of chapter 
5 of the Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 8. Certificates of Tax. When 
the determination of the value of the franchises hereunder has 
been made the commission shall certify its decisions to the di- 
rector of the interest and dividend tax division. 

5. Change in Date of Payment. Amend section 1 1 of chap- 
ter 84 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 33 of part 8 
of chapter 5 of the Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and 



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inserting in place thereof the following: 11. Notice of Tax; 
Payment. Upon receipt of said certificates of decisions, the 
director of the division of interest and dividends shall notify 
the parties against whom taxes have been assessed, and such 
taxes shall be paid to the state tax commission within fifteen 
days after the date of such notice. 

6. Reduction of Taxes. Amend section 13 of chapter 84 
of the Revised Laws as amended by section 34, part 8, chap- 
ter 5, Laws of 1950, by striking out the same and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 13. Final Adjustment, Refund. 
If upon a rehearing before the commission, or of an appeal 
to the superior court the proceedings result in a decision for 
the reduction of the tax previously assessed, the commission or 
the court, as the case may be, shall certify that fact to the state 
treasurer and the treasurer shall refund to the taxpayer the 
amount of any overpayment of the tax from any funds not 
otherwise appropriated. And if upon such rehearing or appeal 
it shall be found that the tax against such utility was less than 
the same should have been, the difference between the amount 
assessed and the amount that should have been assessed shall 
forthwith be paid by the utility as of the date of the decision. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

an act relative to the salary of the solicitor of 
Rockingham county. 

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

1. Salary of Solicitor of Rockingham County. Amend sec- 
tion 20 of chapter 24 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapters 40 and 136 of the Laws of 1943, and by chapters 2, 
27, 202, 213, 242, 263, 268 and 270 of the Laws of 1947, and by 
chapter 183, Laws of 1949, by striking out the word, eighteen, 
in the third line and inserting in place thereof the words, 
twenty-two, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 20. Salaries. The annual salaries of the solicitors in 



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the several counties shall be as follows: 

In Rockingham, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twenty-eight hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, eisrhteen hundred dollars. 

In Coos, eighteen hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT RELATING TO COMMON TRUST FUNDS AND TO MAKE 
UNIFORM THE LAW WITH REFERENCE THERETO. 

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

1. Uniform Common Trust Fund Act. Amend Revised 
Laws by inserting after chapter 312 the following new chapter: 

Chapter 312-A 

Uniform Common Trust Fund Act 

1. Establishment of Common Trust Funds. Any bank or 
trust company qualified to act as fiduciary in this state may 
establish common trust funds for the purpose of furnishing in- 
vestments to itself as fiduciary, or to itself and others, as co- 
fiduciaries; and may, as such fiduciary or co-fiduciary, invest 
funds which it lawfully holds for investment in interests in 
such common trust funds, if such investment is not prohibited 
by the instrument, judgment, decree, or order creating such 
fiduciary relationship, and if, in the case of co-fiduciaries, the 
bank or trust company procures the consent of its co-fiduciaries 
to such investment. Any person acting as a co-fiduciary with 
any such bank or trust company is hereby authorized to con- 
sent to the investment in such interests. 



1953 Chapter 109 109 

2. Court Accountings. Unless ordered by a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction the bank or trust company operating such 
common trust funds is not required to render a court account- 
ing with regard to such funds; but it may, by application to 
the probate court in the county in which the bank or trust 
company operating the common trust fund is located, secure 
approval of such an accounting on such conditions as the court 
may establish. When an accounting of a common trust fund 
is presented to a court for approval, the court shall assign a 
time and place for hearing and order notice thereof by: (1) 
publication once a week for three weeks, the first publication 
to be not less than twenty days prior to the date of hearing, of 
a notice in a newspaper having a circulation in the county in 
which the bank or trust company thereof operating the com- 
mon trust fund is located, and (2) mailing not less than four- 
teen days prior to the date of the hearing a copy of the notice 
to all beneficiaries of the trusts participating in the common 
trust fund whose names are known to the bank or trust com- 
pany from the records kept by it in the regular course of busi- 
ness in the administration of said trusts, directed to them at the 
addresses shown by such records, and (3) such further notice 
if any as the court may order. 

3. Taxability. A common trust fund shall not constitute 
a taxable entity within the meaning of Revised Laws, chapter 
78. Each estate having a participating interest in a common 
trust fund shall include in its return its proportionate share 
of any taxable income of the classes described in Revised Laws, 
chapter 78, section 3, received by such common trust fund, 
whether or not such income is distributed by the common trust 
fund. 

4. Uniformity of Interpretation. This chapter shall be so 
interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose 
to make uniform the law of those states which enact it. 

5. Short Title. This chapter may be cited as the Uniform 
Common Trust Fund Act. 

6. Severability. If any provision of this chapter or the ap- 
plication thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, 
such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or applica- 
tions of the chapter which can be given effect without the in- 
valid provision or application, and to this end the provisions 
of this chapter are declared to be severable. 



110 Chapters 110, 111 1953 

2. Repeal. All acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage and shall apply to fiduciary relationships then in exist- 
ence or thereafter established. 

[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO METHOD OF PAYMENT OF CERTAIN 
RETIREMENT BENEFITS. 

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

1. Use of Funds. Amend paragraph II of section 5 of chap- 
ter 27-A of the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 183 of the 
Laws of 1945 by inserting at the end thereof the following: 
(d) Whenever the governor and council under the authority of 
paragraph (c) shall authorize the payment of an additional 
state annuity the state shall pay annually to the retirement fund 
the amounts required to meet such payment. Said payments 
shall be a charge against funds not otherwise appropriated. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of April 1, 
1953, and shall also apply to additional state annuities author- 
ized by the governor and council prior to April 1, 1953 to the 
extent only that such additional state annuities on April 1, 
1953 have not prior thereto been paid from other sources. 
[Approved April 22, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CERTIFICATION OF PAYROLL MANIFESTS 
BY THE DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL. 

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

1. Repeal. Section 15 of chapter 27-B of the Revised Laws 



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as inserted by chapter 9 of the Laws of 1950, relative to the 
certification of payroll manifests or accounts by the director of 
personnel, is hereby repealed. 

2. Working capital. Amend section 5-a of chapter 22 of 
the Revised Laws, as inserted by section 2 of chapter 21 of the 
Laws of 1943 and amended by section 2 of chapter 252 of the 
Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 5-a. Purposes. The governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant with the advice and 
consent of the council, upon any money in the general fund 
of the treasury, for departments other than public works and 
highways or fish and game, for such sums to be set apart from 
time to time to the credit of the state treasurer as a working 
capital fund as may appear to the governor and council neces- 
sary and proper upon recommendation of the comptroller for 
such of the following purposes as the governor and council may 
direct: The prompt payment of bills for materials, equipment 
and supplies purchased upon purchase orders issued by the 
director of purchase and property and bills incurred for liquor 
purchased by the state liquor commission under the provisions 
of chapter 170, Revised Laws, as amended, on which discounts 
are available upon such prompt payment; the payment of bills 
for postage stamps; the payment of salaries and expenses for 
officers and of persons employed in the state service on pay- 
rolls certified by the heads of the said departments, institutions 
or agencies or their duly authorized deputies; any payment of 
direct aid to welfare recipients under programs administered 
by the department of public welfare. The governor is likewise 
(for working capital) hereby authorized to draw his warrant, 
with the advice and consent of the council, upon any money in 
the highway fund for the following expenditures for the public 
works and highways department, or upon any money in the 
fish and game fund for the following expenditures for the fish 
and game department: The prompt payment of bills for mate- 
rials, equipment and supplies purchased upon purchase orders 
issued by the director of purchase and property on which dis- 
counts are available upon such prompt payment; for the pay- 
ment of bills for postage stamps, the payment of salaries and 
expenses of officers and of persons employed in the state serv- 
ice for the respective departments as determined and certified 
as above provided. No other payments shall be made from 
said working capitals except as provided for herein. This 



112 Chapter 112 1953 

section shall not authorize the manifesting, approval, or pay- 
ment of any claims in excess of appropriations or for the pur- 
poses for which appropriations do not exist. A warrant duly 
executed under this section shall be a sufficient warrant under 
section 9 of chapter 22 of the Revised Laws. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 22, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO POLICEMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

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

I. Policemen's Retirement System. Amend section 7 of 
chapter 221 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 7. Retirement 
Fund; Assessments on Salaries. The retirement and other com- 
pensation provided for by this chapter shall be paid out of a 
retirement fund, which shall consist of all moneys collected 
from assessments or appropriations or gifts provided for herein. 
At the beginning of each fiscal year the board shall fix the 
applicable rate of assessment upon the annual salaries of all 
permanent policemen who accept the provisions hereof. Prior 
to July 1, 1953 such rate shall be four per cent of each police- 
man's annual salary. Commencing July 1, 1953 such rate shall 
be five and three-fourths per cent of each policeman's annual 
salary; provided, however, that in the case of policemen em- 
ployed by a city having a population of more than thirty thou- 
sand inhabitants, such rate shall continue at four per cent un- 
til the governing body of said city shall elect to discontinue its 
present policy of paying a supplementary retirement benefit 
to any permanent policeman employed by the city who may 
thereafter be granted a retirement benefit under the provisions 
of the New Hampshire Policemen's Retirement System. Subse- 
quent to the aforesaid election of the governing body of such 
city the applicable rate of assessment upon the annual salaries 
of all permanent policemen employed by the city shall be five 
and three-fourths per cent. The board shall, in such manner 
as it may prescribe, give notice of the rate and amount of as- 



1953 Chapter 112 113 

sessment on each permanent policeman's salary to the treasurer 
or other disbursing officer of the state, city, town, village or 
precinct where such permanent policeman is employed. All 
assessments under this section shall be payable in equal month- 
ly installments on the last business day of each calendar month. 
It shall be the duty of the treasurer or other disbursing officer 
of the state, city, town, village or precinct, employing per- 
manent policemen, who accept the provisions hereof, to with- 
hold from the monthly salary of each such permanent police- 
man and to pay the board an amount equal to the monthly 
assessment against such permanent policeman's salary, as be- 
fore provided. All permanent policemen who shall accept the 
provisions hereof by such acceptance agree that the treasurer 
or other disbursing officer of the state, city, town, village or 
precinct which employs them shall have the power to with- 
hold from their monthly salaries the amounts as aforesaid. 
However, in the case of any policeman assessed by the board 
at the rate of five and three-fourths per cent, no assessment 
shall be made upon that part of his annual salary in excess of 
three thousand four hundred dollars; and in the case of any 
policeman assessed by the board at the rate of four per cent, 
no assessment shall be made upon that part of his annual salary 
in excess of two thousand four hundred dollars. 

2. Basis for Allowance. Amend section 7-a of said chapter 
221, as inserted by chapter 63, Laws of 1951, by striking out 
the words "that part of any policeman's annual salary not in 
excess of two thousand four hundred dollars as hereinbefore 
provided" and inserting in place thereof the words, the assess- 
able part of any policeman's annual salary as hereinbefore pro- 
vided, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
7-a. Additional Retirement Allowance. In addition to the 
assessment made on the assessable part of any policeman's an- 
nual salary as hereinbefore provided, and subject to the ap- 
proval of the board and to such rules and regulations as the 
board may prescribe with respect thereto, any permanent po- 
liceman may provide for himself an additional retirement al- 
lowance by making special deposits in his individual account. 
Such special deposits together with interest credited thereon 
as determined by the board shall be paid to him upon resigna- 
tion or dismissal from service, or to his estate or his designated 
beneficiary upon his death before retirement. Upon his re- 
tirement for any cause, his accumulated special deposits shall 



114 Chapter 112 1953 

be returnable to him in cash, or, at his election, part or all 
of such accumulated special deposits may be taken as a monthly 
annuity of equivalent actuarial value; provided such annuity 
together with his regular monthly retirement allowance shall 
not exceed a sum equal to one-half his average monthly salary 
during the twelve-month period preceding his retirement. 

3. Amounts. Amend section 12 of said chapter 221 by 
striking out the words "but in no event shall this sum exceed 
twelve hundred dollars per year" at the end of the first sen- 
tence and inserting in place thereof the words; but in no 
event shall this sum be less than twelve hundred dollars per 
year or more than one-half of the assessed part of his annual 
salary at retirement. However, an appropriate adjustment, as 
determined by the board under rules uniformly applicable to 
all policemen similiarly situated, shall be made in the sum 
otherwise payable to the policeman if at any time subsequent 
to July 1, 1953 the rate of assessment upon the assessable part 
of his annual salary has been less than five and three-fourths 
per cent, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
12. Retirement Benefits. Any permanent policeman who re- 
tires or is dismissed from service as provided in section 1 1 , and 
who shall have complied with all the provisions hereof and 
with the rules and regulations of the board, shall be entitled 
to receive from the retirement fund, for each year during the 
remainder of his life, a sum equal to one-half of his average 
annual salary for the five years next preceding his retirement 
as determined by the board, but in no event shall this sum 
be less than twelve hundred dollars per year or more than one- 
half of the assessed part of his annual salary at retirement. How- 
ever, an appropriate adjustment, as determined by the board 
under rules uniformly applicable to all policemen similarly 
situated, shall be made in the sum otherwise payable to the 
policeman if at any time subsequent to July 1, 1953 the rate 
of assessment upon the assessable part of his annual salary has 
been less than five and three-fourths per cent. This shall be 
paid to him in equal monthly installments on the first business 
day of each calendar month. 

4. Death or Permanent Disability. Amend section 13 of 
said chapter 221 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 13. Compensation in Case of 
Death or Permanent Disability. Any permanent policeman 
accepting the provisions hereof who shall have become per- 



1953 Chapter 112 115 

manently and totally disabled to perform useful service, be- 
cause of injury received in the actual performance of his duty, 
may be retired by the board, and shall be entitled to the bene- 
fits hereunder and shall receive an annual sum equal to one- 
half of the assessed part of his annual salary at the date of his 
disability, for the duration of such disability, as determined by 
the board, but in no case shall such payment be less than twelve 
hundred dollars per year. Any permanent policeman accept- 
ing the provisions hereof, who has performed faithful service 
in his department for at least twenty years and who shall be- 
come permanently and totally incapacitated from performing 
useful service, either mentally or physically, may be retired 
and shall be entitled to the benefits hereunder, and for the 
duration of his incapacity he shall receive an annual sum equal 
to one-half of his average annual salary for the five years next 
preceding the date of such permanent and total incapacity as 
determined by the board, but in no case shall such payment 
be less than twelve hundred dollars per year or more than one- 
half of the assessed part of his annual salary at retirement; pro- 
vided, that if at the date of his incapacity he shall not have 
completed thirty years of service the sum so determined shall be 
reduced pro rata in the proportion which the actual number 
of completed years of service bears to thirty, but in no case 
shall the policeman receive less than twelve hundred dollars 
per year. However, an appropriate adjustment, as determined 
by the board under rules uniformly applicable to all policemen 
similarly situated, shall be made in the sum otherwise payable 
to the policeman disabled because of injury in the actual per- 
formance of duty or incapacitated from performing useful 
service, either mentally or physically, if at any time subsequent 
to July 1, 1953 the rate of assessment upon the assessable part 
of his annual salary has been less than five and three-fourths 
per cent. The fact of such disability or such incapacity shall 
be established from time to time as the board may require 
by a certificate of a physician designated by the board. In case 
a permanent policeman, accepting the provisions hereof, shall 
die as the result of injury received in line of duty, his widow, 
or, if none, his minor child or children shall receive an annual 
sum equal to one-half the assessed part of the annual salary 
of such deceased policeman at the time of his death, but in 
no case less than twelve hundred dollars per year. This sum 
shall be payable until, in the case of a widow, she dies, or re- 



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marries, or in the case of a minor child or children, they die 
or reach the age of eighteen years, but if there is no wife, child 
or children under the age of eighteen years, surviving such 
policeman, then to his totally dependent father or mother, or 
both, or the survivor of them, as the board shall determine, 
during dependency. In case the widow dies without remarrying 
and leaves a minor child or children the payment shall con- 
tinue until such minor child or children die or reach the age 
of eighteen years. Said sums shall be paid in equal monthly 
installments on the first business day of each calendar month. 
Should such deceased policeman leave no widow, minor child 
or children, or totally dependent father or mother, his estate 
shall be entitled to receive from the retirement fund all pay- 
ments made thereto by him, without interest. 

5. Refund Upon Death After Retirement. Amend chapter 
221 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 14 the fol- 
lowing new section: 14-a. Refund Upon Death After Retire- 
ment. The estate of any permanent policeman who shall die 
after having retired under the provisions of section 12 or sec- 
tion 13 hereof shall be entitled to receive from the retirement 
fund any excess of the total payments made thereto by him, 
without interest, over the aggregate retirement allowance pay- 
ments received by him prior to his death. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 22. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO AUTHORITY OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE 

VETERANS COUNCIL TO ACT AS GUARDIAN OF MENTALLY 

INCOMPETENT VETERANS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

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

1. Appointment of Guardian. Amend section 3, chapter 
344 of the Revised Laws by inserting at the end thereof the 
following: The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
the director of the state veterans council acting under appoint- 



1953 Chapter 113 117 

ment made pursuant to section 4-a so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 3. Limitation. Except as 
hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to 
accept appointment as guardian of any ward if such proposed 
guardian shall at that time be acting as guardian for five wards. 
In any case, upon presentation of a petition by an attorney of 
the bureau under this section alleging that a guardian is acting 
in a fiduciary capacity for more than five wards and requesting 
his discharge for that reason, the court, upon proof substan- 
tiating the petition, shall require a final accounting forthwith 
from such guardian and shall discharge such guardian in said 
case. An individual may be guardian of more than five wards 
if they are all members of the same family. The provisions of 
this section shall not apply to the director of the state veterans 
council acting under an appointment made pursuant to the 
section 4-a. 

2. Director of the State Veterans Council. Amend chapter 
344 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 4 the fol- 
lowing new section: 4-a. Petition of Guardianship for Vet- 
eran in Custody of a State Institution. If a mentally incom- 
petent veteran in a state institution shall have no guardian, 
and if no petition for appointment of a guardian shall be made 
as hereinbefore provided, the director of the state veterans 
council may file a petition praying that he or his successor in 
office, as and in the capacity of the director of the state veterans 
council, may be appointed guardian of such veteran. Such peti- 
tion shall set forth the matters required by section 4 hereof. 

3. Limitation. Amend section 8 of chapter 344 of the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting at the end thereof the following: The 
provisions of this section shall not apply to the director of the 
state veterans council acting under an appointment as guardian 
as herein provided. Said director shall not be entitled to any 
compensation, in addition to his regular salary, for acting as 
such guardian, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 8. Compensation. Compensation payable to guard- 
ians shall not exceed five per cent of the income of the ward 
during any year. In the event of extraordinary services rend- 
ered by such guardian the court may, upon petition and after 
hearing thereon, authorize additional compensation therefor 
payable from the estate of the ward. Notice of such petition 
and hearing shall be given the proper office of the bureau in 
the manner provided in section 7. No compensation shall be 



118 Chapter 114 1953 

allowed on the corpus of an estate received from a preceding 
guardian. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the 
director of the state veterans council acting under an appoint- 
ment as guardian as herein provided. Said director shall not 
be entitled to any compensation, in addition to his regular 
salary, for acting as such guardian. 

4. Takes EflEect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 23. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 114. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CARE, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION 
OF SEXUAL PSYCHOPATHS. 

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

1. Mandatory Inquiry. Amend subsection (1) of paragraph 
I of section 3 of chapter 314 of the Laws of 1949 by striking 
out said subsection and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: (1) Whenever a person is arrested and charged with one 
or more of the following sex offenses: unnatural and lascivious 
act, bestiality, sodomy, enticing female child, rape, except in 
the case of rape where the woman is under the age of sixteen 
and carnal copulation is without force and not against her 
will, or any attempt to commit such offenses, the county solici- 
tor shall be notified immediately and shall within seventy-two 
hours of said arrest prepare a petition requesting the su- 
perior court in the county having jurisdiction over the offense 
charged, to conduct an inquiry into his mental condition. 
Where the offender is under eighteen years of age, the peti- 
tion shall be filed with the superior court in such county, and 
the provisions of chapter 132 of the Revised Laws do not apply. 

2. Discretionary Inquiry. Amend subsection (2) of para- 
graph II of section 3 of chapter 314 of the Laws of 1949 by 
striking out said subsection and inserting in place thereof the 
following: (2) Whenever a person is arrested and charged 
with the crime of incest or rape where, in the case of rape, the 
woman is under the age of sixteen and the carnal copulation 
is without force and not against her will, the superior court 



1953 Chapter 115 119 

in the county having jurisdiction over the offense charged shall 
be notified immediately as to such arrest and charge and may, 
if in his judgment the circumstances of the particular case re- 
quire it, direct the county solicitor to file a petition and the 
provisions of this act shall apply in like manner as if the peti- 
tion had been required under paragraph I of this section. 

3. Parole. Amend section 7 of chapter 314 of the Laws of 
1949 by inserting after paragraph II of the said section the 
following new paragraph: III. The commission with the 
approval of the committing court may release on parole for 
not more than one year at one time any sexual psychopath 
upon recommendation of the director that the person is im- 
proved and that, in his opinion, he is no longer dangerous to 
himself or others. The commission may establish the terms 
and conditions of such parole. The director may at any time 
for any reason revoke the parole and order the parolee to be 
returned to the institution from which he was paroled, under 
the original commitment. Such order shall be enforced by 
any officer in the state authorized to make arrests. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 23, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

AN ACT REPEALING PROVISIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF 
SEARCH WARRANTS. 

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

1. Oleomargarine, Search Warrant. Paragraph VII of sec- 
tion 1 of chapter 424 of the Revised Laws relative to the issu- 
ance of search warrants in connection with concealment of 
oleomargarine, butterine or any oleaginous substance, is hereby 
repealed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 23, 1953.] 



120 Chapter 116 1953 

CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SO-CALLED STATE AID FORMULA. 

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

1. State Aid for Education. Amend section 9-a of chapter 
140 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by section 1, chapter 148, 
Laws of 1951, by striking out the whole thereof and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 9-a. Formula, For the pur- 
poses of section 9, the formula to determine the required pro- 
grams shall be the sum of one hundred seventy-five dollars an- 
nually for each elementary pupil and two hundred twenty-five 
dollars annually for each high school pupil in average daily 
membership in approved public schools. A district which re- 
ceives from local taxation for school purposes during the pre- 
ceding fiscal year previous to computation of said aid a sum less 
than the yield of a tax of seventeen dollars per thousand of 
the district's adjusted valuation shall be ineligible to receive 
any foundation aid. Between October first and December 
thirty-first in each year the department of education shall com- 
pute the amount of state aid to be paid to eligible districts in 
the succeeding fiscal year using as a basis the last adjusted 
valuation of the district and the average daily membership in 
approved public schools for the preceding year. Whenever it 
shall appear or be made to appear to the tax commission that 
circumstances have so changed in any school district from one 
year to another, so that the use of the last adjusted valuation 
of the district is unfair, unjust or inequitable, the tax com- 
mission shall determine what changes or modifications shall 
be made in its adjusted valuation and shall so certify the same 
to the department of education by October first, which shall 
use such modified adjusted valuation in computing the aid 
to which such district is entitled. Such aid shall be paid to 
the district legally responsible for the education of the pupils 
who attend approved public schools within the district or in 
other districts as the case may be; such payment to be made 
on or before January fifteenth in the fiscal year for which such 
aid is granted. 

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

[Approved April 23, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 117, 118 121 

CHAPTER 117. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PARI MUTUEL POOLS AT RACE MEETS. 

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

1. Horse Racing. Amend section 15 of chapter 171 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by chapter 83, Laws of 1943, chapter 
117, Laws of 1945, and by chapters 24 and 190, Laws of 1949, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 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 commission is hereby permitted and 
authorized during the calendar years 1941 to 1966, inclusive. 
Commissions on such pools, excepting at tracks or race meets 
conducted solely for harness racing by agricultural fairs where 
such commissions shall be fifteen per cent, shall be uniform 
throughout the state at the rate of eleven and one-half per cent 
of each dollar wagered plus the odd cents of all redistribution 
to be based upon each dollar wagered exceeding a sum equal 
to the next lowest 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 five per cent tax hereinafter pre- 
scribed. For the purpose of the exception set forth in this sec- 
tion, an "agricultural fair" shall be deemed to be such an as- 
sociation" as does provide for and pay premiums of five thou- 
sand dollars, or more, annually as is determined by the com- 
missioner of agriculture in accordance with section 18 of this 
chapter. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 23, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PER DIEM AND MILEAGE EXPENSES OF 

MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY CONVENTION WHO ARE NOT 

REPRESENTATIVES. 



122 Chapter 119 1953 

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

1. County Conventions. Amend section 20-a of chapter 44 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by section 2 of chapter 172, 
Laws of 1945, and as amended by section 2, chapter 155, Laws 
of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 20-a. Meetings: Expenses. The chair- 
man of the convention may call such further regular meetings 
of the county convention to be held at the state house in Con- 
cord during each biennial session of the general court as are 
necessary and proper for the conduct of its business, and no- 
tice of such meetings shall be sufficient when printed for two 
legislative days in the journal of the house of representatives. 
The members of the county convention who are not represent- 
atives shall be entitled to receive three dollars per day for ac- 
tual attendance at regular meetings and mileage expenses as 
provided for attendance of legislators under the provisions of 
chapters 117 and 301, Laws of 1949, said per diem compensa- 
tion and mileage shall be paid from the county treasury. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 24, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIABILITY BETWEEN COUNTIES FOR 
SUPPORT OF PAUPERS. 

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

1. County Paupers. Amend section 9 of chapter 125 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 9. Liability Between Counties. The 
county which shall have last relieved any county pauper within 
ninety days shall be liable to the county in which he may after- 
ward be relieved for all sums of money paid for his relief, sup- 
port, or funeral, provided he has not resided in the latter 
county more than ninety days at the time of his first applica- 
tion there for relief. The county in which a person without a 
legal settlement shall have last resided not less than ninety 
days shall be liable to the county in which he may afterward 



1953 Chapter 120 123 

make application for relief for all sums of money paid for his 
relief, support, or funeral, provided he has not resided in 
the latter county more than ninety days at the time of his first 
application to the latter county for relief. A copy of any affi- 
davit required by section 4 of this chapter shall be forwarded 
by the county commissioners liable under section 3 of this 
chapter to the county commissioners of the county to be 
charged. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 24, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 120. 

AN ACT REGARDING THE CLOSING OF CERTAIN LAKES AND PONDS 

FOR FISHING. 

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

1. Regulations by Fish and Game Director. Amend section 
14 of chapter 240 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 
132, Laws of 1947, by inserting after the word "days" in the 
seventh line the words, for stocking or conservation purposes 
and ninety days to reclaim ponds, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 14. Areas Closed Temporarily 
to Hunting. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this 
chapter, the director shall have the power and authority to 
close to hunting any area in which it is in his opinion danger- 
ous to human life to hunt thereon because of people working 
therein, and he shall have the power and authority to close 
any season for the taking of fish in any area for not over sixty 
days for stocking or conservation purposes and ninety days to 
reclaim ponds in any calendar year when in his opinion such 
action shall be necessary for the protection or preservation of 
the fish in such area. Any rule, regulation or order of the di- 
rector issued pursuant to this section shall take effect at such 
time as shall be stated therein and shall be given such publica- 
tion as the director may in his discretion deem proper to fairly 
acquaint the residents of the locality affected thereby of the 
provisions thereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



124 Chapters 121, 122 1953 

CHAPTER 121. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE AUDIT AND POST-AUDIT OF 
STATE ACCOUNTS. 

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

1. Repeal. Paragraphs X and XI of section 12 of chapter 
23-A of the Revised Laws as inserted by section 1, part 6, chap- 
ter 5 of the Laws of 1950, relative to auditing duties of the 
director of accounts of the department of administration and 
control, are hereby repealed. 

2. Audits. Amend chapter 23-A of the Revised Laws as 
inserted by section 1, part 6, chapter 5 of the Laws of 1950 by 
inserting after section 12 the following new section: 12-a. 
Legislative Budget Assistant. The legislative budget assistant, 
shall post-audit all state revenue receipts and audit the ac- 
counts of the state treasurer. The latter audit shall include, 
but shall in no way be limited to, a post-audit of expenditures 
under the capital budget. Said budget assistant shall appoint 
such employees as may be necessary to enable him to perform 
the duties assigned to him hereunder and within the limits of 
available appropriations. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 122. 

an act relative to the salary of the solicitor of 
Hillsborough county. 

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

1. Salary of Solicitor of Hillsborough County. Amend sec- 
tion 20 of chapter 24 of the Revised Laws as amended by 
chapters 40 and 136, Laws of 1943, chapters 2, 27, 202, 213, 
242, 263, 268 and 270, Laws of 1947, by chapter 183, Laws of 
1949, and by chapter 108, Laws of 1953, by striking out the 
word "twenty-eight" after the word "Hillsborough" and in- 



1953 Chapter 123 125 

serting in place thereof the word, thirty-three, 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, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, thirty-three hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Coos, eighteen hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 123. 

an act relative to the salaries for commissioners of 
Carroll and Sullivan counties. 

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

1. Carroll and Sullivan Counties. Amend section 27 of 
chapter 47 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapters 119, 
150, 195 and 202 of the Laws of 1943, by chapters 66 and 163 
of the Laws of 1945, by chapters 202 and 284 of the Laws of 
1947, by chapters 73 and 162 of the Laws of 1949 and by chap- 
ters 149 and 233 of the Laws of 1951, by striking out in the 
fourteenth line the word "eight" and inserting in the place 
thereof the word, ten, and by striking out the word, ten, in 
the tenth line and inserting in place thereof the word, twelve, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 27. Com- 
missioners. The annual salary of each commissioner of the 
following counties shall be as follows, payable monthly by the 
county: 

In Rockingham, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, twelve hundred dollars. 



126 Chapter 124 1953 

In Merrimack, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, three thousand dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Coos, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll county each commissioner, when em- 
ployed in the business of the county, shall receive ten dollars 
a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To the foregoing 
sums shall be added, in all 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 April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 124. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ATTACHMENTS. 

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

1. Power of Court. Amend chapter 388, Revised Laws, by 
inserting after section 52 the following new section: 52-a. Ex- 
cessive Attachments. If an excessive or unreasonable attach- 
ment of any kind, by trustee process or otherwise, has been 
made on mesne process, the defendant may apply to the su- 
perior court to have the amount of the attachment reduced or 
to have it discharged. If, on hearing, the court shall find that 
the attachment is excessive or unreasonable under all the cir- 
cumstances, it shall order the reduction or discharge of the 
attachment, as justice may require. The findings and order 
of the court under this section shall be inadmissible in evi- 
dence for any purpose at any other stage of the cause. 

2. Construction. This act shall be construed as remedial 
in nature. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 125, 126 127 

CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSES TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Registration. Amend section 4 of chapter 117, Revised 
Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 4. Age Limit. No license to operate motor 
vehicles shall be issued to any person under sixteen years of 
age and it shall be unlawful for any person under sixteen 
years of age to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this 
state except as provided in section 4-a. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 126. 

AN ACT SETTING UP A UNIFORM ACT ON BLOOD TESTS TO 
DETERMINE PATERNITY. 

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

1. Authority for Test. In a civil action, in which paternity 
is a relevant fact, the court, upon its own initiative or upon 
suggestion made by or on behalf of any person whose blood is 
involved may, or upon motion of any party to the action made 
at a time so as not to delay the proceedings unduly, shall order 
the mother, child and alleged father to submit to blood tests. 
If any party refuses to submit to such tests, the court may re- 
solve the question of paternity against such party or enforce 
its order if the rights of others and the interests of justice so 
require. 

2. Selection of Experts. The tests shall be made by ex- 
perts qualified as examiners of blood types who shall be ap- 
pointed by the court. The experts shall be called by the court 
as witnesses to testify to their findings and shall be subject to 
cross-examination by the parties. Any party or person at whose 
suggestion the tests have been ordered may demand that other 
experts, qualified as examiners of blood types, perform inde- 



128 Chapter 126 1953 

pendent tests under order of court, the results of which may 
be offered in evidence. The number and qualifications of such 
experts shall be determined by the court. 

3. Compensation of Expert Witnesses. The compensation 
of each expert witness appointed by the court shall be fixed 
at a reasonable amount. It shall be paid as the court shall 
order. The court may order that it be paid by the parties in 
such proportions and at such times as it shall prescribe, or 
that the proportion of any party be paid by the county, and 
that, after payment by the parties or the county or both, all 
or part or none of it be taxed as costs in the action. The fee 
of an expert witness called by a party but not appointed by 
the court shall be paid by the party calling him but shall not 
be taxed as costs in the action. 

4. Effect of Test Results. If the court finds that the con- 
clusions of all the experts, as disclosed by the evidence based 
upon the tests, are that the alleged father is not the father of 
the child, the question of paternity shall be resolved accord- 
ingly. If the experts disagree in their findings or conclusions, 
the question shall be submitted upon all the evidence. If the 
experts conclude that the blood tests show the possibility of 
the alleged father's paternity, admission of this evidence is 
within the discretion of the court, depending upon the in- 
frequency of the blood type. 

5. Effect on Presumption of Legitimacy. The presumption 
of legitimacy of a child born during wedlock is overcome if 
the court finds that the conclusions of all the experts, as dis- 
closed by the evidence based upon the tests, show that the hus- 
band is not the father of the child. 

6. Applicability to Criminal Actions. This act shall apply 
to criminal cases subject to the following limitations and pro- 
visions: (a) An order for the tests shall be made only upon ap- 
plication of a party or on the court's initiative; (b) the com- 
pensation of the experts shall be paid by the county under 
order of court; (c) the court may direct a verdict of acquittal 
upon the conclusions of all the experts under the provisions 
of section 4, otherwise the case shall be submitted for deter- 
mination upon all the evidence. 

7. Uniformity of Interpretation. This act shall be so in- 
terpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to 



1953 Chapter 127 129 

make uniform the law of those states which enact it. 

8. Severability Clause. If any part of this act is declared 
invalid the remaining portion shall continue in full force and 
effect and shall be construed as being the entire act. 

9. Short Title. This act may be cited as the Uniform Act 
on Blood Tests to Determine Paternity. 

10. Repeal. All acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

11. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN FINES COLLECTED 
BY MUNICIPAL COURTS. 

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

1. Municipal Courts. Amend section 12 of chapter 377 of 
the Revised Laws, as amended by section 17, of chapter 163, 
Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 12. Duties of Clerk; Disposition of 
Fines. The clerk shall receive all fines and forfeits paid into 
the municipal court from any source. After deducting witness 
fees, costs of clerk's bond, if any, court seal, record books, print- 
ing blanks, and such other expenses as may be legally incurred 
in the maintenance and conduct of said court the clerk shall, 
except in cases otherwise provided, pay the same over to the 
treasurer of the city or town wherein the said court is located, 
for the use of said city or town. Provided that whenever fines 
are assessed on account of violations of Title XXV, Revised 
Laws, relative to public utilities, and aeronautics. Title XV, 
Revised Laws, relative to public health, chapter 181, Revised 
Laws relative to navigation, chapter 218 of the Revised Laws, 
relative to unemployment compensation, chapters 194 to 199, 
inclusive, and chapters 223 to 232, inclusive, of the Revised 
Laws relative to agriculture, or any other statutes wherein it 
is provided that the fines shall be paid to the state or to a 



130 Chapter 128 1953 

department or agency of the state, the clerk of the municipal 
court shall deduct from each of said fines so collected by the 
court the sum of five dollars and ten per cent of that part of 
the fine which exceeds five dollars, and shall pay over the 
balance to the state or department or agency to whom due, 
within seven days after the receipt thereof. The part of said 
fines deducted by said clerk as hereinbefore provided shall be 
retained and used for payment of expenses of the court as 
hereinabove provided. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 128. 
An act relative to reimbursement to towns and cities for 

LAND taken by THE UNITED StATES FOR FLOOD CONTROL. 

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

1. Land Taken by United States, for Flood Control. Amend 
section 4, chapter 4, Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 41, 
Laws of 1945, and by chapter 260, Laws of 1949, by striking 
out the word "fifteen" in the ninth line and inserting in place 
thereof the word, sixteen, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 4. Reimbursement to Cities and Towns Au- 
thorized. On or before the first day of October of each year, 
the state treasurer shall pay to each town and city in which 
any land or interest therein is acquired hereunder by the 
United States a sum equal to the taxes which would have been 
assessed against said lands or interest therein in such town if 
the same had been included in the list of taxable property for 
such year, at the assessed valuation of the same as determined 
for the tax year 1939, for a period of sixteen years next en- 
suing the year said lands or interest therein becomes exempt 
from taxation, less any amount paid or due that town for that 
year by or from the United States or any agency thereof be- 
cause of loss of taxable valuation, the amount of said payment 
to be determined by the tax commission and certified by it 
to the state treasurer on or before the fifteenth day of Septem- 



1953 Chapters 129, 130 131 

ber of each year for which such reimbursement is to be made; 
and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the 
payment thereof out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. Provided, however, that no payments shall 
be made or required on account of reimbursement for loss of 
taxes on any structure which may be erected on such premises 
in connection with the construction or use of said project, or 
on account of any railroad or other public utility which may 
be relocated as a result of such acquisition and which there- 
after is included in the list of taxable property in said town 
when relocated. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF DEER. 

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

1. Method of Taking Wild Deer. Amend chapter 242 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after section 4 the following 
new section: 4-a. Limitation. Notwithstanding the provi- 
sions of section 4, wild deer shall not be taken by the use of 
a 22 cal. rim fire firearm at any time. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Registration. Amend section 2 of chapter 116 of the Re- 
vised Laws by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: 
No certificate of registration shall be issued to any person under 



132 Chapter 130 1953 

sixteen years of age, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 2. Registration. The commissioner shall then 
register in a book, or upon suitable index cards to be kept for 
the purpose, the motor vehicle described in the application, 
giving to said vehicle a distinguishing number or other mark 
to be known as the register number for said vehicle, and shall 
thereupon issue to the applicant a certificate of registration. 
The certificate shall contain the name, residence and address of 
the applicant and the register number or mark, and shall be 
in such form and contain such further information as the com- 
missioner shall determine. No certificate of registration shall 
be issued to any person under sixteen years of age. 

2. Collection of Fees. Amend section 20 of chapter 116 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 81 of the Laws of 
1945 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 20. Fees. The treasurer of each city, or such 
other person as the city government may designate, and the 
town clerk of each town shall collect fees for such permits as 
follows: on each motor vehicle offered for registration a sum 
equal to seventeen mills on each dollar of the maker's list price 
for a motor vehicle manufactured in the current calendar year, 
twelve mills on each dollar of the maker's list price for a motor 
vehicle manufactured in the first preceding calendar year, nine 
mills on each dollar of the maker's list price for a motor ve- 
hicle manufactured in the second preceding calendar year, five 
mills on each dollar of the maker's list price for a motor vehicle 
manufactured in the third preceding calendar year, and three 
mills on each dollar of the maker's list price for a motor vehicle 
manufactured in the fourth preceding calendar year and any 
calendar year prior thereto. The commissioner of motor ve- 
hicles shall make the final determination of year of manufacture 
of a motor vehicle in any case in which a dispute arises. The 
fee collected hereunder for a commercial vehicle or truck, used 
for agricultural purposes only and used on the public highways 
within a radius of five miles from the main entrance of the 
farm upon which said vehicle is operated which said commer- 
cial vehicle or truck is not used for the purpose of transport- 
ing produce or goods for sale or for hire, shall be two dollars: 
and provided further, that the fee collected hereunder for a 
farm tractor shall be two dollars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1954. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 131, 132 133 

CHAPTER 131. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFIED PERSONNEL SYSTEM 
FOR THE STATE. 

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

1 . Personnel System. Rules and Regulations. Amend para- 
graph XI of section 10, chapter 27-b as inserted by chapter 9, 
Laws of 1950, by striking out said paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following: XL To consult with two classi- 
fied employees who shall be designated by the state employees 
association and one classified employee who shall be designated 
by the members of the American Federation of state, county 
and municipal employees, before submission of the code of 
rules for the classified service and at other times to foster and 
develop programs for improvement of personnel standards. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE FEEDING OF UNTREATED GARBAGE 

TO SWINE. 

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

1. Feeding Untreated Garbage to Swine. Amend the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after chapter 229 the following new 
chapter: 

Chapter 229-A 

1. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the fol- 
lowing words shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this 
section: 

I. "Garbage" means putrescible animal and vegetable 
wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and 
consumption of foods including animal carcasses or parts there- 
of. 

II. "Person" means the state, any municipality, political 



134 Chapter 132 1953 

subdivision, institution, public or private corporation, indivi- 
dual, partnership, or other entity. 

III. "Commissioner" means the commissioner on domes- 
tic animals. 

2. Permit for Feeding Garbage to Swine. I. No person 
shall feed garbage to swine, without first securing a permit 
therefor from the commissioner or the state veterinarian. Such 
permits shall be secured sixty days after the effective date of this 
chapter and shall be renewed one year from the date issued. 
II. This chapter shall not apply to any person who feeds only 
his own household garbage to swine which are raised for such 
person's own use, or slaughtered under permit issued by the 
commissioner or his agent. 

3. Application For Permit. Any person desiring to obtain 
a permit to feed garbage to swine shall make written applica- 
tion therefor to the commissioner or the state veterinarian in 
accordance with the requirements of said commissioner or state 
veterinarian. At the time of filing such application the appli- 
cant shall pay to the state department of agriculture a permit 
fee in the sum of two dollars. All such fees shall be remitted 
to the state treasurer who shall place all moneys received to 
the credit of the state department of agriculture account for 
the purpose of carrying out the provisions hereof. 

4. Revocation of Permits. Upon determination that any 
person having a permit issued hereunder, or who has applied 
for a permit hereunder, has violated or failed to comply with 
any of the provisions hereof, or any of the rules or regulations 
promulgated thereunder, the commissioner or the state veteri- 
narian may revoke such permit or refuse to issue a permit to 
any applicant therefor. 

5. Cooking or Other Treatment. All garbage, regardless of 
previous processing, shall, before being fed to swine, be thor- 
oughly heated to at least 212 degrees F. for at least 30 minutes, 
unless treated in some other manner which shall be approved 
in writing by the commissioner or the state veterinarian, as 
being equally effective for the protection of public health. 

6. Inspection and Investigation; Maintenance of Records. 

I. Any authorized representative of the commissioner or the 
state veterinarian shall have the power to enter at reasonable 



1953 Chapter 132 135 

times upon any private or public property for the purpose of 
inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the treating 
of garbage to be fed to swine as required hereby. II. Any au- 
thorized representative of the commissioner or the state veteri- 
narian may examine any records or memoranda pertaining to 
the feeding of garbage to swine. The commissioner or the state 
veterinarian may require maintenance of records relating to 
the operation of equipment for and procedure of treating gar- 
bage to be fed to swine. Copies of such records shall be sub- 
mitted to the commissioner or the state veterinarian on request. 

7. Cooperation with the Federal Govemment. Insofar as 
available funds will permit, the commissioner or the state vet- 
erinarian is authorized to cooperate with the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry as set forth 
in section 8, chapter 229 of the Revised Laws, and may pay 
such indemnities as may be agreed upon, but in no case shall 
the indemnities paid by the state of New Hampshire exceed 
that paid by the United States government, and in no case shall 
indemnity be paid by the state of New Hampshire for swine 
fed garbage that has not been treated as provided for in section 
5 hereof. 

8. Enforcement; Rules and Regulations. The commission- 
er is hereby charged with administration and enforcement of 
the provisions hereof, and is authorized to make and enforce 
all rules and regulations which he may deem necessary to carry 
out the purposes hereof. 

9. Penalties. Any person who shall violate any of the pro- 
visions of, or who fails to perform any duty imposed by, this 
chapter, or who violates any rules or regulations promulgated 
thereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convic- 
tion thereof shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more 
than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for a term of 
not more than thirty days, or by both such fine and imprison- 
ment. In addition thereto, such person may be enjoined from 
continuing such violation. Each day upon which such violation 
occurs shall constitute a separate violation. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 1* 1953.] 



136 Chapters 133, 134 1953 

CHAPTER 133. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD RIGHT. 

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

1. Homestead, Increase. Amend section 1 of chapter 260 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by section 1, chapter 72, Laws of 
1947, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 1. Amount. Every person is entitled to fifteen 
hundred dollars' worth of his homestead, or of his interest 
therein, as a homestead. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of January 1, 
1954 but shall not apply to attachments, sales on execution or 
levies made and to other liens accrued, prior to such date. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISPOSITION OF MONEYS FROM SPECIAL 
LICENSES FOR TAKING LOBSTERS AND CRABS, CLAMS OR OYSTERS. 

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

L Lobsters and Crabs. Amend chapter 245 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 56 the following new section: 
56-a. Disposition of Fees and Fines. All moneys collected from 
lobster and crab licenses and fines under the provisions of this 
subdivision shall be kept in a separate account to be used only 
for the administration of laws relative to lobsters and crabs. In 
the enforcement of the provisions of this subdivision by the 
fish and game department said department shall not expend in 
any year sums in excess of the amounts collected from lobster 
and crab fees and fines except such sums as may be otherwise 
appropriated for said purpose from general funds. 

2. Clams; Oysters. Amend chapter 245, Revised Laws, by 
inserting at the end thereof the following *new section: 66. 
Disposition of Revenue. All moneys collected from licenses 
and fines for taking of clams or for taking of oysters shall be 
kept in two separate accounts to be used for the administration 



1953 Chapter 135 137 

of laws relative to clams or laws relative to oysters, respectively. 
In the enforcement of the provisions relative to taking of clams 
or oysters the fish and game department shall not expend in 
any year sums in excess of the amounts collected from said clam 
or oyster licenses and fines except such sums as may be other- 
wise appropriated for either of said purposes from general 
funds. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES AND THE 
OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

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

1. Emergency Vehicles. Amend chapter 119 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 20 the following new section: 20-a. 
Equipment. It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle to be 
operated on the ways of the state equipped with a red light on 
the front thereof or a red beacon on the roof thereof. This pro- 
vision shall not apply to vehicles of law enforcement officers, 
forestry departments, fire departments, volunteer members of 
fire departments, state, city or town highway or public works 
departments, public utilities, wreckers, or public or private 
ambulances. 

2. Motor Vehicle Licenses. Amend section 5 of chapter 85, 
Laws of 1953, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 5. Takes Effect. This act shall 
take effect January 1, 1954, provided that licenses in effect as 
of said date shall expire in accordance with the provisions of 
law in force prior to the passage of this act, unless sooner re- 
voked or suspended. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



138 Chapters 136, 137 1953 

CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TIME OF PAYMENT OF LOSS OR 
DAMAGE BY FIRE. 

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

1. Loss or Damage by Fire. Amend section 11 of chapter 
326 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "forty-five" in 
the second line and inserting in place thereof the word, ten, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 11. Time 
of Payment. No fire insurance company shall pay any loss or 
damage by fire until after the expiration of ten days from the 
date when notice of loss is given, if the aggregate loss under 
policies covering the risk exceeds one hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 1, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 137. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO WEATHER MODIFICATIONS. 

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

1. Weather Modifications. Any department or agency of 
the state may, with the approval of the governor and council 
and within the limits of appropriated funds or by means of 
gifts, donations or grants, engage in and undertake experi- 
mentation in the techniques and methods for weather modifi- 
cation, and may cooperate therein with the federal govern- 
ment, with authorized agencies of other states, and with inter- 
ested persons and organizations. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 7, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 138 139 

CHAPTER 138. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FROZEN DESSERTS. 

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

1. Designation of Foods. Amend section 17, chapter 164, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 101, Laws of 
1949, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 17. Frozen Desserts. No person, firm, com- 
pany, or corporation shall manufacture for sale within the 
state, distribute, keep for sale or sell any frozen desserts which 
shall not conform to the following requirements respecting 
composition and methods of manufacture: 

I. Terms Defined. As used in this section the following 
words shall have the following meanings: (1) T(^he term "frozen 
desserts" means ice cream, frozen custard, french ice cream, 
french custard ice cream, milk sherbet, water ices, and imita- 
tion ice cream. 

(2) The term "milk products" means cream; or cream 
and butter; or cream or butter or both combined with one or 
more of the following: milk, concentrated milk, evaporated 
milk, sweetened condensed milk, dried milk, skim milk, con- 
centrated skim milk, evaporated skim milk, sweetened con- 
densed skim milk, dried skim milk, sweetened skim milk which 
has been concentrated and from which part of the lactose has 
been removed. Water may be added to each such dairy in- 
gredient, and each is pasteurized. The term "milk" as used 
herein means cow's milk. 

(3) The term "stabilizers" or "emulsifiers" means whole- 
some edible substances employed to retard the formation of 
large ice crystals and to improve whipping such as gelatin, egg 
white, algin, locust bean gum, gum acacia, gum karaya, gum 
tragacanth, agar-agar, or other agents approved by the board. 
The total weight of the solids of any such ingredients used 
singly, or of any combination of two or more such ingredients 
used, shall not exceed one-half of one per cent of the finished 
frozen dessert. 

(4) The term "sweetening ingredients" means sugar (su- 
crose), dextrose, invert sugar sirup, corn sirup, dried corn 
sirup, maple sirup, maple sugar, honey, brown sugar, and mo- 
lasses. 



140 Chapter 138 1953 

(5) The term "egg ingredients" means liquid eggs, frozen 
eggs, dried eggs, egg yolks, frozen yolks, and dried yolks. 

n. Ice Cream. Ice cream shall mean the pure, clean frozen 
product resulting from a combination of two or more of the 
following ingredients: milk products; egg ingredients; sweet- 
ening ingredients; stabilizers or emulsifiers; with or without 
harmless flavoring and color. It shall contain not less than four- 
teen per cent by weight of milk fat in the finished product 
except that when fruit, nuts, cocoa or chocolate, sirup, cakes 
or confections are used for the purpose of flavoring, it shall 
contain not less than twelve per cent by weight of milk fat in 
the finished product except for such reduction in milk fat as 
is due to the addition of such flavoring, but in no case shall it 
contain less than twelve per cent by weight of milk fat in the 
finished product. Ice cream may be seasoned with salt and 
may be homogenized. It is frozen while being stirred and the 
finished product shall contain not less than thirty-six per cent 
total solids and shall weigh not less than four and one-half 
pounds to the gallon. 

III. Frozen Custard, French Ice Cream, French Custard 
Ice Cream. Frozen custard, french ice cream, french custard 
ice cream shall conform to the standards of identity for ice 
cream as contained in paragraph II, except that one or more 
egg ingredients shall be added in 'such quantity that the total 
weight of egg yolk solids therein is not less than one and four- 
tenths per cent by weight of the finished frozen custard. 

IV. Milk Sherbet. Milk sherbet shall mean the pure, 
clean, frozen product resulting from a combination of two or 
more of the following ingredients: milk products; egg ingre- 
dients; sweetening ingredients; stabilizers or emulsifiers; ma- 
ture properly prepared fresh, frozen or canned fruit or mixture 
of fruits; fresh, canned or concentrated juice or mixture of 
juices of mature fruit. The finished milk sherbet shall con- 
tain not less than two per cent by weight of milk fat but less 
than eight per cent by weight of total milk solids. Its flavor 
shall be derived from fruit or fruit juices with or without 
added color, with not less than thirty-five one hundredths of 
one per cent of fruit acid as determined by titration with stan- 
dard alkali and the results expressed as lactic acid. Milk sher- 
bet may be seasoned with salt and may be homogenized. It is 
frozen while being stirred and the finished product shall weigh 



1953 Chapter 139 141 

not less than six pounds to the gallon. 

V. Water Ices. Water ices shall mean the pure clean 
frozen product resulting from a combination of two or more 
of the following ingredients: water; sweetening ingredients; 
stabilizers or emulsifiers; mature properly prepared fresh, 
frozen or canned fruit or mixtures of fruits; fresh, canned or 
concentrated juice or mixtures of juices of mature fruit. It is 
frozen while being stirred and shall weigh not less than six 
pounds to the gallon. Water ices shall contain no milk solids. 

VI. Prohibitions. No person, firm, company, or corpora- 
tion shall manufacture for sale within the state, distribute, 
keep for sale or sell any product, regardless of the name under 
which it is represented, made in semblance of frozen desserts 
or is prepared or frozen as frozen desserts are customarily pre- 
pared or frozen and which does not comply with the standards 
of identity as defined in this section for ice cream, frozen cus- 
tard, french ice cream, french custard ice cream, milk sherbet 
or water ices. This shall not serve to prohibit the sale of ice 
cream, as defined in paragraph II of this section to which ap- 
proved artificial sweetening agents have been substituted for 
customary sweetening ingredients; provided the finished pro- 
duct shall be sold in pre-packed containers, and not from bulk, 
and such containers shall be labeled in accord with the regula- 
tions promulgated by the board under authority of section 7 
(X), chapter 164, Revised Laws as amended by section 4, chap- 
ter 61, Laws of 1947. 

VII. Bacteria Limits. The state board of health may 
make and may revise regulations establishing limits for the 
bacteria content of frozen desserts and of the materials from 
which these are made. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 7, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO INCREASE IN EXEMPTION OF ATTACHABLE 

PROPERTY. 

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



142 Chapter 140 1953 

1. Attachments. Amend paragraph III of section 2 of 
chapter 388 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"one hundred dollars" and inserting in place thereof the words, 
five hundred dollars, so that said paragraph as amended shall 
read as follows: III. Household furniture to the value of five 
hundred dollars. 

2. Provisions and Fuel. Amend paragraph VI of section 
2 of chapter 388 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"fifty dollars" and inserting in place thereof the words, one 
hundred dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: VI. Provisions and fuel to the value of one hundred 
dollars. 

3. Tools. Amend paragraph IX of section 2 of chapter 388 
of the Revised Laws by striking out the words "one hundred 
dollars" and inserting in place thereof the words, three hun- 
dred dollars, so that said paragraph as amended shall read as 
follows: IX, Tools of his occupation to the value of three 
hundred dollars. 

4. Domestic Fowl. Amend paragraph XIII of section 2 of 
chapter 388 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"fifty dollars" and inserting in place thereof the words, seventy- 
five dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: XIII. Domestic fowls not exceeding seventy-five dollars 
in value. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE BAR- 
BERS' EXAMINING AND LICENSING BOARD^ AND TO FEES FOR RE- 
NEWAL OF CERTAIN LICENSES. 

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

1. Barbers' Board. Amend section 6, chapter 158, Revised 
Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place there- 
of the following: 6. Compensation. Each member of the 



1953 Chapter 141 143 

board shall receive as compensation the sum of ten dollars for 
each day actually devoted to the work of the board and shall 
be reimbursed for necessary traveling expenses incurred in 
the discharge of his duty, provided that the total expenditures 
hereby authorized shall not exceed the amount of moneys re- 
ceived by the state treasurer from the board during the cur- 
rent year. 

2. Renewal Certificates. Amend section 18, chapter 158, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 9, Laws of 
1947, by striking out the word "three" in the eighteenth line 
and inserting in place thereof the word, five, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 18. Fees. The fees to 
be paid by an applicant for an examination to determine his 
fitness to receive a certificate of registration to practice barber- 
ing shall be ten dollars and for the issuance of the certificate 
one dollar. 

The fee to be paid by an applicant for a certificate of 
registration to practice as an apprentice shall be five dollars 
and for the issuance of the certificate one dollar. 

The fee to be paid for the renewal of a certificate of regis- 
tration to practice barbering shall be two dollars and for -the 
restoration of an expired certificate three dollars. 

The fee to be paid for the renewal of a certificate of regis- 
tration to practice as an apprentice shall be two dollars and 
for the restoration of an expired certificate two dollars. 

The fee to be paid for a certificate of registration or li- 
cense to maintain a barber shop shall be ten dollars. 

The fee to be paid for a renewal of a certificate of regis- 
tration or license to maintain a barber shop shall be five dol- 
lars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of June 30, 
1953. 

[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. 

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



144 Chapter 142 1953 

1. Board of Examiners. Amend chapter 250 of the Revised 
Laws by adding a new section as follows: 22. Compensation. 
The members of the board may receive a per diem of fifteen 
dollars for meetings and examinations. Said board shall re- 
ceive no compensation in excess of the fees received, and shall 
be of no expense to the state beyond such amount. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 142. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS. 

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

1. Unincorporated Associations. Amend chapter 272, of 
the Revised Laws, by adding at the end of said chapter the 
following new section: 13. Unincorporated Association. If a 
donation, grant or gift be made to any unincorporated asso- 
ciation, society, foundation or similar organization, it shall be 
a corporation so far as may be necessary to take, hold, manage, 
use and convey any such donation, gift or grant made to it. 
Any donations, gifts or grants heretofore made to any such 
association, society, foundation or similar organization are 
hereby fully ratified and confirmed to them in their aforesaid 
corporate capacity, and said association, society, foundation 
or similar organization may sue and be sued in regard to such 
property in said corporate capacity. The directors, trustees 
or other similar officers of such unincorporated association, 
society, foundation or similar organization, if citizens of the 
United States, shall have the power of taking, holding and con- 
veying in succession grants, gifts and donations whether real 
or personal estate made either to them and their successors or 
to their respective association, society, foundation or similar 
organization, or to their beneficiaries. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 143 145 

CHAPTER 143. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS CORPORATIONS, ISSUANCE OF FRAC- 
TIONAL SHARES AND ORGANIZATION MEETING OF INCORPORATORS. 

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

1. Business Corporations. Amend section 26 of chapter 274 
of the Revised Laws by adding at the end the following sen- 
tence; Any such corporation may provide for and issue frac- 
tional shares, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 26. Classes. Every such corporation may create two 
or more kinds or classes of stock with such preferences, voting 
powers, restrictions, and qualifications as shall be fixed in the 
articles of agreement or determined by vote at the organiza- 
tion meeting, or by any amendment adopted as hereinafter 
provided. Any such corporation may provide for and issue 
fractional shares. 

2. Stock. Amend chapter 274 of the Revised Laws by add- 
ing after section 27 the following new section: 27-a. Treasury 
Stock; Power of Corporation to Acquire and Dispose of its 
Own Shares. A corporation formed under the provisions of 
this chapter shall have power to purchase, take, receive or 
otherwise acquire, hold, own, pledge, transfer, or otherwise 
dispose of its own shares, but it shall not purchase, either di- 
rectly or indirectly, its own shares except out of its earned sur- 
plus, or, with the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 
two-thirds of all shares entitled to vote thereon, out of its capi- 
tal surplus. Notwithstanding the foregoing limitation, a cor- 
poration may purchase or otherwise acquire its own shares 
for the purpose of: (a) eliminating fractional shares; (b) col- 
lecting or compromising indebtedness to the corporation; (c) 
paying dissenting shareholders entitled to payment for their 
shares under the provisions of this chapter; (d) effecting, sub- 
ject to the other provisions of this chapter, the retirement of its 
redeemable shares by redemption or by purchase at not to ex- 
ceed the redemption price; (e) in partial liquidation of the 
assets of the corporation. 

3. Meetings. Amend section 80 of chapter 274 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in its 
place the following: 80. Place; Time. The organization meet- 
ing of the incorporators shall be held in this state at such 



146 Chapter 143 1953 

place and time as determined by sections 6 and 7 of this chap- 
ter. Meetings of stockholders shall be held in this state unless 
otherwise provided by the articles of agreement, and at such 
time and place within the state as shall be fixed by the by- 
laws. Although stockholders' meetings outside of the state 
may be authorized by the articles of agreement, no such stock- 
holders' meetings, if held outside the state of New Hampshire, 
shall be valid unless within ten days thereafter there shall be 
filed with the clerk of the corporation a record of such meet- 
ing, sworn to under penalties of perjury by the clerk pro 
tempore. 

4. Amendments. Amend section 12 of chapter 274 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 12. Amendments of Articles of 
Agreement or Action Taken Prior to Issuance of Stock. In 

case the articles of agreement or any action taken at the organ- 
ization meeting (other than action relating solely to the by- 
laws) shall be amended by the incorporators before any stock 
shall have been issued, a record of amendment, signed and 
sworn to by the treasurer and a majority of the directors, shall 
be prepared, setting forth a true copy of the vote effecting such 
amendment, and stating that it has been duly adopted by the 
incorporators. Such record shall be submitted to, and exam- 
ined, certified and endorsed by, the attorney-general or deputy 
attorney-general in the same manner as if such amendment had 
been adopted by the stockholders subsequent to the issue of 
stock and shall, together with such endorsement thereon, be 
recorded in the office of the secretary of state upon payment 
of the fee as herein provided. Such amendment shall not take 
effect until such record of amendment shall have been de- 
posited for record as aforesaid and the fee therefor shall have 
been paid. 

5. Fees. Amend section 113 of chapter 274 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by section 4, chapter 265, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 113. Amendments. The fee for recording any 
record of amendment required by section 12 or section 45 
which embodies an increase in the authorized capital stock, 
shall be such sum as, when added to the fees paid at the time 
of the original authorization and prior increase, if any, will 
make the total fees accord with the foregoing schedule; pro- 



1953 Chapter 144 147 

vided, however, that the minimum fee shall be ten dollars. 

6. Increase in Fees. Amend section 114 of chapter 274 
of the Revised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 114. Certificates. The fee for 
recording any certificates required by section 35 or any record 
of amendment required by section 12 or section 45 which does 
not embody an increase in the authorized capital stock shall 
be ten dollars. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTRATION AND LICENSE FEES; 
PENALTIES^ ETC. 

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

1. Penalty. Amend section 20 of chapter 118 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by section 4, chapter 66, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out the words "twenty-five dollars" appearing in 
the fourth line and inserting in place thereof the words, five 
hundred dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 20. Penalty. Whoever fails to comply with the fore- 
going requirements relating to injury to property, or relating 
to the report to be made to the commissioner, shall be fined not 
more than five hundred dollars; and whoever gives informa- 
tion required knowing or having reason to believe that such 
information is false, or fails to comply with any of the other 
requirements thereof shall be fined not more than one thou- 
sand dollars, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



148 Chapters 145, 146 1953 

CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DEPOSITS OF MONEY BY CREDIT UNIONS IN 
FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS, 

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

1. Credit Unions. Amend section 17, chapter 315, Revised 
Laws as amended by section 1, chapter 26, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 17. Use of Funds. While awaiting calls of its mem- 
bers for loans, it may deposit its money in any savings bank, 
trust company, federal savings and loan association, or national 
bank in this state, or, by majority vote of the board of directors 
and with the approval of the commissioner, in any savings 
bank, trust company, federal savings and loan association, or 
national bank in New England. It may invest any surplus 
funds in the purchase of any securities that are legal invest- 
ments for savings banks of this state. Such investments shall 
be subject to the laws that are applicable to savings banks. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 

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

1. Sale of Checks. Amend chapter 309 of the Revised Laws, 
as amended, by inserting after section 34 the following new 
section: 34-a. Sale of Checks. Savings banks, building and 
loan associations or cooperative banks may, under regulations 
made by the commissioner, sell negotiable checks and drafts 
issued by it or drawn by or on it and payable by or through a 
trust company or a national banking association. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 147, 148 149 

CHAPTER 147. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SUPPORT OF CHILDREN IN DIVORCE CASES. 

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

1. Court Orders. Amend chapter 339 of the Revised Laws 
by adding after section 15 the following new section: 15-a. 
Orders for Support. Whenever the court, acting under the 
foregoing sections, shall award the custody of a child to the 
commissioner of public welfare, the court shall make a further 
order requiring the town in which the child resides at the 
time the order is made to bear the expense for the maintenance 
and care of said child, and the town shall have a right of action 
over for such expense against whoever is legally chargeable 
for the child's support, and the court may make orders of re- 
imbursements to town of residence as may be reasonable and 
just. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 148. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NEGLECTED AND DELINQUENT CHILDREN. 

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

1. Custody. Amend section 7 of chapter 132 of the Revised 
Laws by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: 
Provided, however, that if custody in any such case is awarded 
to the commissioner of public welfare, the expense for the 
maintenance and care of the child shall be borne by the town 
in which the child resides, and the town shall have a right of 
action over for such expense against whoever is legally charge- 
able for the child's support and the court may make orders of 
reimbursements to town of residence as may be reasonable and 
just, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
7. Custody. Pending final disposition of the case, the child 
may be retained in the custody of the person having the child 
in charge, or in the custody of the probation officer, or may 



150 Chapter 149 1953 

be kept in some suitable place at the expense of the town, 
county or state, as may be ordered by the court. Provided, 
however, that if custody in any such case is awarded to the 
commissioner of public welfare, the expense for the mainte- 
nance and care of the child shall be borne by the town in which 
the child resides, and the town shall have a right of action 
over for such expense against whoever is legally chargeable 
for the child's support, and the court may make orders of reim- 
bursements to town of residence as may be reasonable and just. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BOUNTIES ON PORCUPINES. 

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

1. Bounty Increased. Amend section 2, chapter 180, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by chapter 203 of the Laws of 1945, and 
as amended by section 1, chapter 283, Laws of 1949, by striking 
out the words "twenty-five" in the seventh line and inserting in 
place thereof the word, fifty, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 2. Porcupines. If any person shall kill 
a porcupine within this state and shall produce the head there- 
of to the selectmen of the town or clerk of the city in which it 
was killed, and shall prove to their satisfaction that such porcu- 
pine 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 pro- 
ducing 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 reimbursed for pay- 
ment of said bounties as provided in section 5 hereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 150, 151 151 

CHAPTER 150. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MORTUARY REGULATIONS. 

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

1. Mortuary Regulations. Amend section 15 of chapter 
168 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 154, 
Laws of 1949, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 15. Corporations, etc. No cor- 
poration or partnership shall be issued a certificate of registra- 
tion as a registered funeral director nor shall any corporation 
or partnership or any individual connected therewith publicly 
advertise such corporation or partnership as being registered 
funeral directors. This section shall not apply to any corpora- 
tion licensed prior to January 1st, 1953, nor to any corpora- 
tion whose application for a license or certificate was pending 
before the board of registration on that date. 

2. Licenses. Amend section 30 of said chapter 168 by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 30. Apprentice Licenses. Apprentice licenses shall 
be issued for a period of two years and shall terminate two 
years from the date of registration unless sooner ended by 
death, resignation, revocation or by ruling or decision of the 
board. Such licenses may be renewed in the discretion of 
of the board. 

3. Repeal. Section 47 of said chapter 168, relative to death 
certificates, is hereby repealed. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 151. 



AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF MUNICIPAL COURTS IN CITIES 
AND CERTAIN TOWNS. 

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

1. Municipal Courts. Amend chapter 377 of the Revised 



152 Chapter 152 1953 

Laws by inserting after section 18 the following new section: 
18-a. Additional Jurisdiction. Municipal courts located in 
cities and towns of not less than fifteen hundred inhabitants 
shall have jurisdiction and authority to issue a continuing 
judgment to order the defendant to pay weekly on a litigated 
claim a certain sum, the amount of which shall be dependent 
upon income and reasonable living expenses. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 152. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FOREST CONSERVATION AND TAXATION. 

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

1. Study Committee. There is hereby created an advisory 
committee on forest conservation consisting of eleven mem- 
bers to be appointed by the governor on the recommendation 
of the legislative council as soon as reasonably possible after 
the adjournment of the general court. Said appointments shall 
be made from a panel of twenty names submitted to the gov- 
ernor by the legislative council. The panel shall consist of 
members representative of small and large timber land owners, 
forest products operators, representatives of organized labor 
and persons experienced in conservation. The committee shall 
investigate the operation of the forest conservation and taxa- 
tion laws of 1949, as amended, and shall recommend changes 
to insure increased conservation and reduce cost to the state. 
This report shall be submitted to the legislative council and 
shall be a part of its biennial report to the 1955 session of the 
general court. The committee shall have the use of the facili- 
ties of the legislative council, of the state tax commission, and 
of the department of forestry and recreation. These agencies 
are directed to cooperate with the committee, as well as any 
other agency, or agencies, of the state whose services and/or 
advice it may seek. The committee shall hold public hearings 
in those places wherever it shall be deemed necessary. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 153 153 

CHAPTER 153. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DISABILITY BENEFITS UNDER FIREMEN's 
RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

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

1. Firemen's Retirement System. Amend section 16 of 
chapter 220 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 3, 
chapter 202, Laws of 1945, by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 16. In Case of Death 
or Disability. A permanent fireman accepting the provisions 
of this chapter, who shall have become permanently disabled 
from fire duty, because of injury received in line of duty, shall 
receive an annual sum equal to one-half his annual salary at 
the date of his disability, and in case of call, volunteer, or 
substitute firemen, who become permanently and totally dis- 
abled because of injury received in line of fire duty, an annual 
sum equal to one-half the annual salary allowed to permanent 
firemen of private grade, first year, in same department to 
which said call fireman belonged, or in nearest fire department 
employing permanent firemen, of the grade private, first year, 
for the duration of such disability, provided that at any time 
such sum shall not exceed, for either permanent or call fire- 
man, one thousand two hundred fifty dollars per year. Fire- 
men shall be acknowledged as performing their duty when 
they are going to, returning from or working at a fire or other 
public emergency; when performing all work within the scope 
of employment of the fireman under the expressed or implied 
authority of a superior officer; and in such other cases as the 
board may from time to time decide to be for the public in- 
terest. The fact of permanent disability may be established by 
the certificate of a physician designated by the board. In case 
a fireman accepting the provisions hereof shall die as the re- 
sult of injury received in line of duty, his widow or if none, 
his minor child or children shall receive an annual sum equal 
to the compensation allowed for disability for either perma- 
nent or call firemen, as the case may be, until in case of a 
widow, she dies or remarries, or, in case of a minor child or 
children, the board in its discretion shall pay such sum as a 
joint and survivor annuity, until such child dies or attains the 
age of eighteen years, and in case there is no wife, child or 
children under age eighteen surviving such member, then to 



154 Chapter 154 1953 

his totally dependent father or mother, or both, and the sur- 
vivor of either one of them, as the board in its discretion shall 
determine, during dependency, and until remarriage of either. 
No further claim for retirement benefits shall be valid at the 
death of a retired member whose retirement was the result of 
disability received in line of duty. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 154. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AND LICENSING OF 

BICYCLES. 

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

1. Bicycles. Amend section 19 of part 20, chapter 188 of 
the Laws of 1945 by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 19. Ordinances and By-laws. Any 
town shall have the power to make ordinances, by-laws, or 
regulations respecting the use and equipment of bicycles on 
its highways. It may require bicycles to be licensed, and may 
charge reasonable fees therefor. Any such ordinance, by-laws 
or regulations shall include, among others, a provision that no 
bicycle shall be licensed or operated on the highways unless the 
same is equipped with a luminous dial or light on the rear, 
and at least twelve square inches of luminous paint on the rear 
mudguard. If a town has not adopted ordinances or by-laws 
hereunder, the selectmen are directed to require that bicycles 
in the town shall be licensed and equipped as stated above. 

2. Lights. Amend section 20 of said part 20 by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
20. Penalty. Any person violating the provisions of section 18 
or any ordinance, by-law, or regulation made under the provi- 
sions of section 19, shall be deprived of his bicycle by the law 
enforcement agents until such provisions and requirements 
have been complied with. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 155, 156 155 

CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RE-REGISTRATION OF PHARMACISTS. 

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

1. Pharmacists. Amend section 26 of chapter 256 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 280, Laws of 
1949, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 26. Re-registration. Every registered pharma- 
cist and holder of a reciprocity certificate who desires to con- 
tinue the business of apothecary and druggist shall re-register, 
on January 1, 1954, and annually thereafter, and shall pay a 
fee of three dollars. When making application for such re-regis- 
tration the applicant shall give his place of residence and em- 
ployment, whether as proprietor or employee, and any change 
of location or employment shall be reported to the secretary of 
the board within fifteen days. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 156. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DEFINITIONS UNDER PURE FOOD, DRUGS AND 

COSMETIC LAW. 

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

1. Definition under Laws for Foods, Drugs, Devices and 
Cosmetics. Amend paragraph XII, of section 2, chapter 164, 
Revised Laws, as inserted by section 3, chapter 51, Laws of 
1953, by striking out the words "intended for cleansing pur- 
poses only" so that said paragraph as amended shall read as 
follows: XII. The term "cosmetic" means (1) articles intended 
to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced 
into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part 
thereof for cleaning, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or 
altering the appearance, and (2) articles intended for use as a 
component of any such articles, except that such term shall 
not include soap. 



156 Chapters 157, 158 1953 

2. Definitions under Laws Relative to Adulterated Drugs. 

Amend paragraph XIII of section 2, chapter 164, Revised 
Laws, as inserted by section 3, chapter 51, Laws of 1953, by 
adding at the end thereof the words, official National Formu- 
lary, or any supplement to any of them, so that said paragraph 
as amended shall read as follows: XIII. The term "official 
compendium" means the official United States Pharmacopoeia, 
official National Formulary, or any supplement of any of 
them. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CLERK HIRE IN 
THE OFFICES OF REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 

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

1. Clerks, Registers of Probate. Amend chapter 347 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 22 the following new 
section: 22-a. Time for Payment of Salaries. Notwithstanding 
the provisions of section 22, upon request of a register of pro- 
bate, clerks in his office shall be paid by the county on a weekly 
or semi-monthly basis. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 158. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF HAIR- 
DRESSERS AND LICENSES FOR THE PRACTICE OF HAIRDRESSING. 

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

I. Hairdressing. Amend section 7, chapter 157, Revised 
Laws, as amended by section 14, part 24, chapter 5, Laws of 



1953 Chapter 158 157 

1950, by striking out said section and inserting in place there- 
of the following: 7. Compensation of Board; Disposition of 

Revenue. The secretary shall receive and receipt for all fees 
received by the board and shall at the end of each month 
report to the comptroller the total amount of all money re- 
ceived from all sources and shall at the same time deposit with 
the treasurer the entire amount of said receipts. Each member 
of the said board shall receive ten dollars a day while in at- 
tendance upon examinations or performing duties as said 
member and reasonable expenses while traveling in the per- 
formance of his duties. The compensation and expenses of the 
members of the board shall be paid by the state treasurer upon 
the warrant of the governor, but the total expenditures for 
such purposes shall not exceed the total moneys received by 
the state treasurer under the provisions hereof. 

2. Applicant for License. Amend subparagraph (2) of para- 
graph I of section 1 1 of chapter 157, Revised Laws, as amended 
by section 3, chapter 39, Laws of 1947, by striking out the six- 
teenth to the twenty-first lines, and by striking out the words 
"one year" in the tenth line and inserting in place thereof the 
words, two years, so that said paragraph as amended shall read 
as follows: (a) Hairdresser. Any person who is (1) at least 
sixteen years of age, (2) who is of good moral character and 
temperate habits, (3) who shall have had an education equiva- 
lent to the completion of the second grade in the public high 
schools of this state, (4) who has had training of at least fifteen 
hundred hours extending over a school term of at least one 
year in a school of cosmetology, approved by the board, (5) and 
who has passed the hairdresser's examination or any person who 
has complied with the requirements of (1), (2), (3) and (5) and 
(6) who has served at least two years in this state as an ap- 
prentice in a hairdresser's shop, or any person who has com- 
plied with the requirements of (1), (2), (3) and (5), and either 
(4) or (6) for a like period in a state whose requirements are 
substantially the same as in this state and in which hairdressers 
licensed in this state are given like recognition. 

3. Expiration Date. Amend section 19, chapter 157, Re- 
vised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 19. Licenses and Registration. Each 
license and registration issued hereunder shall expire on June 
thirtieth next succeeding its date of issuance but may be re- 
newed upon application therefor and payment of the renewal 



158 Chapters 159, 160 1953 

tee at any time prior to July thirty-first after said expiration 
date. Any license or registration which has expired may be 
renewed at any time during the eleven months next following 
said July thirty-first upon payment of the renewal fee and an 
additional fee of three dollars. If the holder of any license or 
registration certificate fails to renew the same as hereinbefore 
provided he shall be required to pay the original license or 
registration fee in the event that he subsequently applies for 
the same within a period of five years after said expiration 
date. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXEMPTION FROM TRUSTEE PROCESS. 

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

1. Trustee Process Exemption. Amend paragraph II of 
section 21 of chapter 412 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
section 1, chapter 30, of the Laws of 1943 by striking out said 
paragraph 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 
shall be exempt. The employer shall pay said exempted amount 
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 May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO REPORTS OF COURT EXPENDITURES, AND 
COUNTY BORROWING. 

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



1953 Chapter 161 159 

1. Superior Court. Amend section 5 of chapter 374 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 5. Accounts, to Court. At the close of 
each term the clerk shall render to the presiding justice a full 
and correct account of all money belonging to the county, and 
of all fines, and forfeitures imposed by the court in criminal 
cases, received by him and not before accounted for, and of all 
his legal fees and charges against the county; and the justice 
shall ascertain and certify the balance, which, if in favor of the 
county, shall be forthwith paid by the clerk to the county 
treasurer. At the time of making the above account the clerk 
shall forward a copy thereof to the executive committee of the 
county convention. 

2. County Borrowing. Amend chapter 48 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 8 the following new section: 
8-a. Additional Report. Whenever application is made, under 
the provisions of section 8, for authority for a county treasurer 
to borrow money the county commissioners shall, prior to ap- 
plication for the approval of the superior court, forward a 
statement to the executive committee of the county convention 
setting forth the reason for the request for said borrowing, to 
be considered by the said committee at their next regular meet- 
ing. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 16L 

AN ACT PROVmiNG FOR ADDITIONAL DUTIES FOR HIGHWAY AGENTS. 

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

I. Duties of Highway Agents. Amend part 16 of chapter 
188 of the Laws of 1945 by inserting after section 6 thereof the 
following new section: 6-a. Additional Duties. Any town may 
vote to require a highway agent, in addition to his usual duties 
as highway agent, to have charge, under the direction of the 
selectmen, of the care and maintenance of any one or more of 
the following: collection of waste, refuse and garbage; care of 



160 Chapter 162 1953 

public dumps; care of public parks and cemeteries; public 
beaches; public forests; public playgrounds; shade and orna- 
mental trees. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 162. 

AN ACT RELATING TO JOINT ACCOUNTS AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF. 

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

1. Distribution of Joint Accounts. Whenever any account 
shall be maintained in any bank doing business in this state 
in the names of two persons payable to either of such persons, 
and payable to the survivor of them, the said account shall 
upon the death of either of said persons become the property 
of and be paid in accordance with its terms to the survivor, 
irrespective of whether or not the funds deposited were 
the property of only one of said persons, and irrespective of 
whether or not at the time of the making of such deposits there 
was any intention on the part of the person making such de- 
posit to vest the other with a present interest therein, and 
irrespective of whether or not only one of said persons during 
their joint lives had the right to withdraw such deposit, and 
irrespective of whether or not there was any delivery of any 
bank book, account book, savings account book, certificate of 
deposit, or other evidence of such an account, by the person 
making such deposit to the other of such persons. 

2. Definition. The term bank in section 1 shall apply to 
state banks, mutual savings banks, guaranty savings banks, 
national banking associations, building and loan or co-oper- 
ative banks, Morris Plan banks, trust companies, federal sav- 
ings and loan associations and credit unions. 

3. Application of Act. This act shall apply to all types of 
accounts in the above-named institutions, whether such ac- 
count is represented by a certificate, an account book, or by 
any other form of document, as well as to checking accounts. 

4. Construction. Nothing contained in this act shall be 



1953 Chapter 163 161 

construed to prohibit the person making such deposit from 
withdrawing or collecting the same during his lifetime, nor 
shall the fact that such person had the right to withdraw or 
collect said deposit during his lifetime operate to defeat the 
rights herein provided for the person or persons surviving 
such depositor. 

5. This act shall in no way affect the provisions of section 
20, chapter 309 relative to savings banks and section 8, chapter 
314 relative to building and loan associations as well as sec- 
tions 3 and 4, chapter 87 relative to the inheritance tax. 

6. Invalidity. The invalidity of any part of this act shall 
not affect the remainder of this act. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 14, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF HEAD AND REAR 
LIGHTS ON TRACK MOTOR CARS OPERATED BY RAILROADS. 

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

1. Track Motor Cars. Amend chapter 299 of the Revised 
Laws as inserted by section 58, chapter 203, Laws of 1951, by 
inserting after section 1 the following new sections: 

1-a. Required Equipment. Every person, firm or corpo- 
ration operating or controlling any railroad running through 
or within the state shall equip each of its track motor cars used 
during the period from thirty minutes before sunset to thirty 
minutes after sunrise, with an electric headlight of such con- 
struction and with sufficient candlepower to render plainly 
visible at a distance of not less than three hundred feet in ad- 
vance of such track motor car, any track obstruction, landmark, 
warning sign or grade crossing, and further shall equip such 
track motor car with a red rear electric light of such construc- 
tion and with sufficient candlepower as to be plainly visible 
at a distance of three hundred feet. 



162 Chapter 164 1953 

1-b. Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation oper- 
ating or controlling any railroad running through or within 
this state using or permitting to be used on its line in this 
state a track motor car in violation of the provisions of the 
preceding section shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred 
dollars for each violation, to be recovered in a suit or suits 
to be brought by the county solicitor in the superior court of 
the county having jurisdiction in the locality where such vio- 
lation occurred. Upon duly verified information being given 
him of such violation, such prosecuting attorney shall bring 
such suits. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 1954. 
[Approved May 14, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CLASS III RECREATIONAL ROADS. 

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

1. Recreational Roads. Amend section 6 of part 2 of 
chapter 90 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 199, 
Laws of 1945, and as amended by section 2, chapter 215, Laws 
of 1947, section 1, chapter 230, Laws of 1949, and section 2, 
chapter 177, Laws of 1951, by inserting after the word "Jaffrey" 
in the twenty-second line the words, and the road to the beach 
development at Mt. Sunapee State Park in the town of New- 
bury, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
6. Class III Recreational Roads. The department of public 
works and highways shall assume full control of reconstruction 
and maintenance of roads designated by the forestry and rec- 
reation commission and highway commissioner within the fol- 
lowing state reservations and rights of way thereto, and such 
roads shall be known as recreational roads; Belknap State 
Reservation in the town of Gilford; Cathedral Ledge State 
Reservation in the towns of Conway and Bartlett; the Arethusa 
Falls road in the town of Hart's Location; Pillsbury State 
Reservation in the town of Washington; White Lake State 
Park in the town of Tamworth; Pawtuckaway State Reserva- 



1953 Chapter 165 163 

tion in the towns of Nottingham and Deerfield; Milan Hill 
State Park in the town of Milan; Cardigan State Reservation 
in the town of Orange; Kearsarge State Reservation in the town 
of Wilmot; Mt. Sunapee State Park in the town of Newbury; 
Rhododendron State Reservation in the town of Fitzwilliam; 
Bear Brook State Reservation in the towns of Deerfield, Hook- 
sett, Allenstown and Candia; and the road formerly known as 
the Kearsarge Mountain Toll road in the town of Warner, 
extending from the original toll gate location to its terminus 
near the summit of Kearsarge Mountain; and Monadnock State 
Forest Reservation in the town of Jaffrey, and the road to the 
beach development at Mt. Sunapee State Park in the town of 
Newbury. The cost of reconstruction and maintenance shall 
be a charge upon the highway funds. This section shall not 
be construed as affecting the control of the forestry and rec- 
reation department over parking areas or other facilities with- 
in said reservations. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 15, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INVESTMENT OF EXCESS FUNDS BY 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 23, 
chapter 314 of the Revised Laws by adding at the end thereof 
the following new paragraph: V. Shareholders Pass Book. In 
notes secured by any book of deposit issued by any savings 
bank or by a savings department of a state bank existing under 
the laws of the state of New Hampshire, or a national bank 
whose principal place of business is located in New Hamp- 
shire, or in notes secured by the shareholders pass book of any 
building and loan association or cooperative bank of this state, 
or federal savings and loan association whose principal place 
of business is located in the state of New Hampshire, provided 
that the investment in the case of banks shall not be in excess 



164 Chapter 166 1953 

of the amount due the depositor as shown in said deposit book 
and in the case of building and loan associations, federal sav- 
ings and loan associations and cooperative banks shall not be 
in excess of the amount due the shareholder as shown on said 
pass book. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SHARES OF 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 5-b of 
chapter 314, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 43, Laws of 
1947, and as amended by section 3, chapter 106, Laws of 1949, 
by striking out the words "five thousand" and inserting in 
place thereof the words, ten thousand, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 5-b. Shares. Such associations 
may issue savings shares in connection with accounts upon 
which payments may be made at the option of the shareholder. 
No person shall hold such savings shares in any one associa- 
tion with an aggregate participation value exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, or one-half of one per cent of the total assets 
of said association whichever is the greater. 

2. Limitation on Amount. Amend section 35, chapter 314, 
Revised Laws, as amended by section 3, chapter 7, Laws of 
1943, and by section 9, chapter 106, Laws of 1949, by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
35. Investment Shares. Associations may issue investment 
shares bearing dividends at a rate not to exceed five per cent 
per annum payable semi-annually. No person shall hold more 
than fifteen thousand dollars in these shares, or a combination 
of paid-up shares and investment shares. Investment shares 
may be withdrawn or retired under the same conditions as 
provided for paid-up shares by sections 33 and 34. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 167, 168 165 

CHAPTER 167. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LICENSING OF PRACTICAL NURSES. 

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

1. Application of Chapter. Amend chapter 257-A, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by chapter 26, Laws of 1951, by insert- 
ing after section 5 the following new section: 5-a. Limitation. 
All applications for an original license under the provisions of 
section 5 shall be filed prior to July 1, 1953, and after said 
date the board shall not license a person under the provisions 
thereof. The provisions of this section shall not be construed 
as affecting the license of a practical nurse legally issued be- 
tween January 1, 1952, and July 1, 1953. 

2. Educational Requirements. Amend section 3, chapter 
257-A, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 26, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 3. Qualification of Applicants. An applicant for 
a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse shall submit 
to the board written evidence under oath, that the applicant 
(a) is eighteen years of age or over; (b) is a citizen of the United 
States, or has legally declared his intention of becoming a citi- 
zen or is a citizen of a Canadian province; (c) is of good moral 
character; (d) is in good physical and mental health; (e) has 
completed one year of high school or its equivalent and such 
other preliminary qualifications as the board may prescribe; 
(f) and holds a diploma from a school of practical nursing ap- 
proved by the board of nurse examiners, or has had equivalent 
education in theory and practice, as determined by the board, 
in a school of professional nursing approved by the board. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR 

COURT. 

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



166 Chapter 169 1953 

1. Additional Judge. Amend section 1 of chapter 370 of 
the Revised Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 174 of 
the Laws of 1945, as amended by section 1 of chapter 221 of 
the Laws of 1951 by striking out the word "five" in the second 
line and inserting in place thereof the word, six, so that said 
section, as amended, shall read as follows: 1. Justices. The 
superior court shall consist of a chief justice and six associate 
justices, appointed and commissioned as prescribed by the 
constitution, each of whom shall exercise the powers of the 
court unless otherwise provided, and such justices as may be 
retired from regular active service because of permanent dis- 
ability. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT ABOLISHING THE SO-CALLED SINKING FUND AND RELATIVE 
TO STATE FINANCING. 

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

1. State Funds. The special fund constituted by chapter 
126 of the Laws of 1931, including the so-called sinking fund, 
is hereby abolished. All funds remaining in said special fund 
shall forthwith be transferred to the general funds of the state 
and all charges and obligations against said special fund in- 
cluding, but not limited to, payments of interest and principal 
on any state bonds or notes, shall be a charge against said 
general fund. All revenue derived by the state by statutes by 
the terms of which revenue is to be credited to said special 
fund shall be hereafter covered into the general funds of the 
state, to be for the use of the state. 

2. Rights Not Impaired. Nothing herein contained shall 
be construed as impairing or affecting any rights of holders of 
outstanding bonds or notes heretofore issued by the state. 

3. Application of Statutes. Such parts of (1) sections 54 
and 87 of chapter 170 of the Revised Laws, relative to disposi- 
tion of funds from sale of spirituous liquor, (2) section 2 of 



1953 Chapter 170 167 

chapter 171, of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 226, 
Laws of 1949, relative to funds from horse racing, (3) section 
18, chapter 84, Revised Laws, relative to funds from the so- 
called franchise tax, (4) section 13, chapter 88, Revised Laws, 
relative to funds from taxation of transfers of certain estates, 
as provide for the disposition of funds therefrom to be covered 
into the special fund provided by chapter 126, Laws of 1931, 
are hereby amended to provide that all such revenue therefrom 
shall be covered into the general funds of the state. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July I, 1953. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR TIMBER TAX 
REIMBURSEMENT FUND. 

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

I. Timber Tax Reimbursement Fund. Amend section 13 
of chapter 79-A of the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 
295 of the Laws of 1949 as amended by section 13 of chapter 
4 of the Laws of 1951 by striking out the second sentence 
thereof which reads; "Such bonds or notes shall be deemed a 
contract on the part of the state to set aside annually a sum 
not to exceed $25,000 from the forest improvement and recrea- 
tional fund established under section 14 of chapter 234 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by section 10 of chapter 184 
of the Laws of 1945, until the date of maturity of said bonds 
or notes or until sufficient money shall have accumulated to 
pay such bonds and the interest thereon at dates of maturity," 
and inserting in place thereof the following new sentence 
which reads, such bonds or notes shall be deemed a contract 
on the part of the state to set aside annually a sum not to ex- 
ceed $25,000 from the general funds of the state until the date 
of maturity of said bonds or notes or until sufficient money 
shall have accumulated to pay such bonds and the interest 
thereon at dates of maturity, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 13. Bond Issue Authorized. Whenever 
there are insufficient funds in the treasury upon which the 
governor may draw his warrant to create the reimbursement 



168 Chapter 171 1953 

fund as authorized in the preceding section, the treasurer is 
hereby authorized under the direction of the governor and 
council to borrow from time to time upon the credit of the 
state a sum not to exceed $360,000 and for that purpose may 
issue bonds or notes in the name and behalf of the state. Such 
bonds or notes shall be deemed a contract on the part of the 
state to set aside annually a sum not to exceed $25,000 from 
the general funds of the state until the date of maturity of said 
bonds or notes or until sufficient money shall have accumu- 
lated to pay such bonds and the interest thereon at dates of 
maturity. Such bonds and notes shall be deemed a pledge of 
the faith and credit of the state. 

2. Rights Not Impaired. Nothing herein contained shall 
be construed as impairing or affecting any rights of holders 
of outstanding bonds or notes heretofore issued by the state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SETTLEMENT OF PATIENTS AT NURSING 
AND CONVALESCENT HOMES. 

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

1. Chargeability. Amend section 8, chapter 125, Revised 
Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following new section: 8. Inmates of Homes and Institu- 
tions. Any person who is or shall become a pauper or public 
charge while at any orphans' home, hospital, home of the 
aged, convalescent home, nursing home, or other such institu- 
tion, or the New Hampshire state prison, or within three 
months after leaving such institution, shall be chargeable for 
support to the county in which he last resided before entering 
such institution or home, unless such person has a settlement 
in some town other than the place where such institution is 
located, or some other county is liable for his support. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 172, 173 169 

CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE 
CHIROPRACTIC BOARD AND TO REVOCATION OF LICENSES. 

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

1. The Practice of Chiropractic. Amend section 7 of 
chapter 252 of the Revised Laws by striking out the word "five" 
in the first line and inserting in place thereof the word, ten, 
SO that said section as amended shall read as follows: 7. Com- 
pensation. They shall receive ten dollars each, for every day 
actually spent in the discharge of their duties, and their neces- 
sary expenses; provided, that the amounts so paid shall not 
exceed the amount received by the treasurer from said board. 

2. Conviction for Crime. Amend section 16 of chapter 252 
of the Revised Laws, by striking out the words "crime punish- 
able by imprisonment in the state prison" and inserting in 
place thereof the word, felony, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 16. Revocation. The board may, after 
notice and hearing, revoke the license of any licensee who has 
obtained it by fraud, or who has been convicted of a felony, 
or whose moral character or personal habits are such as to 
unfit him for the practice of chiropractic. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF POLL TAXES. 

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

1. Poll Taxes. Amend section 3 of chapter 116 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by chapter 105, Laws of 1947 and chap- 
ter 150, Laws of 1949, by striking out the same and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 3. Payment of Poll Tax Re- 
quired. No person shall obtain a permit to register a motor 
vehicle, or register a motor vehicle, or procure a license to 



170 Chapter 173 1953 

hunt or fish, or a trapping license, without first executing an 
affidavit under the pains and penalties of perjury, that he has 
paid all poll and head taxes for the preceding year for which he 
is liable or been lawfully relieved from such payment by reason 
of exemption or abatement; provided, however, that a permit, 
registration or license, as the case may be, may be issued if 
the selectmen or assessors shall certify that in their opinion 
the applicant should be granted such permit, registration or 
license even though such taxes have not been paid. 

2. Issuing Officials. Amend chapter 116, Revised Laws, by 
inserting after section 3 the following new section: 3-a. Pro- 
hibition. No official or other person shall issue a permit to 
register a motor vehicle, or registration for a motor vehicle, 
or a license to hunt, fish or trap, without first requiring the 
applicant to make an affidavit under the pains and penalties 
of perjury that all poll and head taxes for which he is liable 
for the preceding year have been paid. Any person who shall 
violate the provisions of this section shall be fined not more 
than fifty dollars. 

3. Giving Notice. Amend chapter 80 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 2 the following new section: 2-a. 
Notice to Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or Director of Fish 
and Game. Before any collector of taxes or his deputy shall 
notify the commissioner of motor vehicles or the director of the 
fish and game department that the poll tax of any person is 
unpaid, the collector or his deputy shall make a demand in 
person or in writing by registered mail, limited to delivery to 
addressee only, return receipt requested, from such delinquent 
taxpayer or the person who is liable therefor. If such person 
neglects or refuses to pay the tax within fourteen days, the 
collector may certify under the penalties of perjury upon a 
form provided by the commissioner of motor vehicles or the 
director of the fish and game department, containing the name 
and address of the taxpayer or person liable for payment of 
the tax and such other information as the commissioner or 
director may require, that to the best of his knowledge and 
belief such tax is unpaid, that demand in person or in writing 
by registered mail, as aforesaid, has been made and that the 
taxpayer or person liable for payment of the tax neglects and 
refuses to pay the same and request the commissioner or di- 
rector to take such action as may to him seem proper. The 
receipt of such certification by the commissioner or director 



1953 Chapter 174 171 

shall be sufficient evidence to require the commissioner or 
director to revoke the registration or license of the person or 
persons named therein as provided in section 4 of chapter 116 
of the Revised Laws, and until such time as evidence of pay- 
ment of the tax has been furnished the commissioner or direc- 
tor, when the registration or license, or both, may be restored. 

4. Takes Effect, This act shall take effect January 1, 1954 
but shall not apply to any motor vehicle registration for the 
year April 1, 1953 through March 31, 1954 or part thereof. 
[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 

MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT, STATE POLICE, FISH AND GAME 

DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS. 

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, 1954, 
to wit: 

For motor vehicle department: 
Administration: 

Salary of commissioner $6,675.00 

Salary of deputy commis- 
sioner 5,169.84 
Other personal services 144,057.11 
Current expenses 152,550.00 
Travel 2,500.00 
Equipment 18,500.00 
Other expenditures — retire- 
ment 13,550.00 



Total $343,001.95 

Gasoline road toll: 

Personal services $21,047.50 

Current expenses 4,025.00 



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174 


1953 


Travel 




750.00 




Equipment 




500.00 




Total 




26,322.50 


Inspectional services: 








Personal services 




$55,611.14 




Current expenses 




22,700.00 




Travel 




5,000.00 




Equipment 




7,100.00 




Total 




90,411.14 


Highway safety: 








Personal services 




$15,217.50 




Current expenses 




5,000.00 




Travel 




2,000.00 




Equipment 


dep; 


3,000.00 




Total 


artment 


25,217.50 


Total motor vehicle 


$484,953.09 


Less revenue 






484,953.09 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


For state police: 




Salary of superintendent 




$6,675.00 




Other personal services 




293,06.^.81 




Current expenses 




89,975.00 




Travel 




17,500.00 




Equipment 




45,700.00 




Other expenditures — retire- 






ment 




18,000.00 




Total for state police 




$470,913.81 


Less transfer from hi 


ighway fund 
nt: 


404,026.00 


Net appropriation 


$ 66,887.81 


For fish and game departme 




Commission: 








Current expenses 




$50.00 




Travel 




1,200.00 





1953 



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174 


173 


Other expenditures — re- 






tirement 


28,000.00 




Total 




$29,250.00 


Conservation: 






Personal services 


$135,845.51 




Current expenses 


15,800.00 




Travel 


65,000.00 




Equipment 


14,450.00 




Total 




231,095.51 


Bounties 




8,000.00 


Damage: 






Personal services 


$6,485.00 




Current expenses 


8,775.00 




Travel 


1,000.00 




Equipment 


1,500.00 




Other expenditures — 






grants 


8,000.00 




Total 




25,760.00 


Administration: 
Salary of Director 


$5,935.00 




Other personal services 


30,364.33 




Current expenses 


32,525.00 




Travel 


750.00 




Equipment 


2,325.00 




Total 




71,899.33 


Education: 






Personal services 


$14,632.50 




Current expenses 


7,325.00 




Travel 


2,500.00 




Equipment 


1,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Sportsman's shows 


5,500.00 




Northeast wildlife con- 






ference 


2,000.00 




Total 




32,957.50 



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Propagation of fish: 

Personal services $171,077.39 

Current expenses 190,810.00 

Travel 7,500.00 

Equipment 13,870.00 



Total 




383,257.39 


Propagation of game: 






Personal services 


$9,715.70 




Current expenses 


16,250.00 




Travel 


500.00 




Equipment 


775.00 




Other expenditures — irri- 






gation system for 






pheasant pens 


2,000.00 




Total 




29,240.70 


Pittman-Robertson and Dingell 


-Johnson: 




Personal services 


$83,883.92 




Current expenses 


24,500.00 




Travel 


10,000.00 




Equipment 


6,630.00 




Other expenditures: 






U. N. H. contract 


8,000.00 




Bear Brook waterfowl 






area 


4,500.00 




Dams 


21,800.00 





Total 159,313.92 

Construction — maintenance: 

Personal services $40,576.24 

Current expenses 25,900.00 

Travel 3,500.00 

Equipment 3,670.00 
Other expenditures: 

New raceway pools, New 

Hampton 38,000.00 
Hatchery building 12,000.00 
Artesian well, Warren 1,500.00 
Central warehouse, Con- 
cord 25,000.00 



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Total 150,146.24 

Total for fish and game department $1,120,920.59 
Less revenue and balance 1,120,920.59 



Net appropriation 0.00 



In addition to the above appropriation the fish and game 
department shall receive for disbursement any unexpended 
balances from income of previous years. Said additional 
amounts appropriated hereunder shall be expended under the 
direction of the lish and game commission, with the approval 
of the governor and council. 
For public works and highways: 

Administration: 

Commissioner $8,000.00 

Assistant commissioner 7,860.00 

Other personal services 112,790.00 

Current expenses 74,476.00 

Travel 1,500.00 

Equipment 12,410.00 



Total $217,036.00 

Engineering: 

Deputy commissioner $7,500.00 

Other personal services 1,348,640.00 

Current expenses 64,334.00 

Travel 183,735.00 

Equipment 34,935.00 



Total 1,639,144.00 

Laboratory: 

Personal services $55,340.00 
Current expenses 6,380.00 

Travel 5,060.00 

Equipment 4,450.00 



Total 71,230.00 

Highway marking and roadside development: 
Personal services $115,675.58 



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Current expenses 148,268.00 

Travel 30,668.50 

Equipment 14,505.00 



Total 309,117.08 

Garage: 

Personal services $278,501.70 

Current expenses 574,240.00 

Travel 5,000.00 

Equipment 250,100.00 



Total 1,107,841.70 

Planning and economics: 

Personal services |103,896.00 
Current expenses 12,098,00 

Travel 7,000.00 

Equipment 2,100.00 



Total 125,094.00 

Equipment and transportation: 

Travel — motor vehicle 90,000.00 

Maintenance — roads 4,899,484.00 

Legislative specials: 

Retirement $198,000.00 
Stream flow gauging 2,750.00 
Maintenance class V high- 
ways 100,000.00 
State police 404,026.00 
Roads to public waters 5,000.00 



Total 709,776.00 

Debt service 713,800.00 

Bridge maintenance 240,700.00 

Land and buildings 107,905.00 

Construction and reconstruction 8,939,974.00 



Total for public works and highways $19,171,101.78 
Less revenue 19,171,101.78 



Net appropriation 0.00 



1953 



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177 



Authority is hereby given to expend such balances as may 
exist July 1, 1953, and any income received in excess of 
$4,403,000. from motor vehicle fees, $7,163,000. from gaso- 
line road toll, $925,000. from highway garage, and $2,937,500. 
from federal aid shall be available for such further expendi- 
ture as may be approved by the governor and council. 

2. 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, 1955, to 
wit: 

For motor vehicle department: 
Administration: 

Salary of commissioner $6,675.00 
Salary of deputy commissioner 5,269.86 
Other personal services 146,904.10 
Current expenses 146,050.00 
Travel 2,500.00 
Equipment 17,000.00 
Other expenditures — retire- 
ment 14,550.00 



Total 




$338,948.96 


Gasoline road toll: 






Personal services 


$21,855.02 




Current expenses 


3,775.00 




Travel 


750.00 




Equipment 


500.00 




Total 




26,880.02 


Inspectional services: 






Personal services 


$56,457.91 




Current expenses 


23,700.00 




Travel 


5,000.00 




Equipment 


7,100.00 





Total 

Highway safety: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 



$15,823.98 
5,000.00 
2,000.00 



92,257.91 



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1953 



Equipment 
Total 



1,000.00 



Total motor vehicle department 
Less revenue 

Net appropriation 



For state police: 

Salary of superintendent 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 

Other expenditures — retire- 
ment 



$6,725.00 
309,076.79 
91,975.00 
19,500.00 
50,500.00 

18,000.00 



Total for state police 

Less transfer from highway fund 

Net appropriation 



23,823.98 

1481,910.87 
481,910.87 

0.00 



$495,776.79 
425,430.00 

$70,346.79 



For fish and game department: 
Commission: 

Current expenses $50.00 

Travel 1,200.00 

Other expenditures — retire- 
ment 30,000.00 



Total 


' 


Conservation: 




Personal services 


$138,695.00 


Current expenses 


15,800.00 


Travel 


65,000.00 


Equipment 


11,450.00 



Total 

Bounties 

Damages: 

Personal services 



11,250.00 



230,945.00 
8,000.00 



$6,605.00 



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174 


Current expenses 


8,775.00 


Travel 


1,000.00 


Equipment 


500.00 


Other expenditures — grants 


8,000.00 


Total 




Administration: 




Salary of director 


$5,985.00 


Other personal services 


31,085.00 


Current expenses 


29,275.00 


Travel 


750.00 


Equipment 


1,185.00 


Total 




Education: 




Personal services 


.114,782.50 


Current expenses 


7,325.00 


Travel 


2,500.00 


Equipment 


1,000.00 


Other expenditures: 




Sportsman's shows 


5,500.00 


Total 




Propagation of fish: 




Personal services 


$175,669.62 


Current expenses 


190,810.00 


Travel 


7,500.00 


Equipment 


12,170.00 


Total 




Propagation of game: 




Personal services 


$9,908.70 


Current expenses 


16,250.00 


Travel 


500.00 


Equipment 


2,400.00 



179 



24,880.00 



68,230.00 



31,107.50 



386,149.62 



Total 29,058.70 

Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson: 
Personal services $86,126.58 

Current expenses 27,200.00 



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Travel 10,000.00 

Equipment 7,560.00 
Other expenditures: 

U. N. H. contract 8,000.00 

Dams 21,800.00 



Total 160,686.58 

Construction — maintenance: 

Personal services $41,017.28 

Current expenses 25,900.00 

Travel 3,500.00 

Equipment 4,200.00 
Other expenditures: 
Rearing pools, Powder 

Mill 37,000.00 

Roof over nursery pools 4,000.00 



Total 115,617.28 



Total for fish and game department $1,085,924.68 
Less revenue and balance 1,085,924.68 



Net appropriation 0.00 



In addition to the above appropriation the fish and game 
department shall receive for disbursement any unexpended 
balances from income of previous years. Said additional 
amounts appropriated hereunder shall be expended under the 
direction of the fish and game commission, with the approval 
of the governor and council. 

For public works and highways: 
Administration: 

Commissioner $8,000.00 

Assistant commissioner 7,860.00 

Other personal services 115,970.00 

Current expenses 67,514.00 

Travel 1,500.00 

Equipment 5,345.00 



Total $206,189.00 

Engineering: 



1953 Chapter 174 181 

Deputy commissioner $7,500.00 

Other personal services 1,373,230.00 

Current expenses 67,929.00 

Travel 165,760.00 

Equipment 12,875.00 



Total 1,627,294.00 

Laboratory: 

Personal services $56,670.00 

Current expenses 6,480.00 

Travel 4,190.00 

Equipment 3,150.00 



Total 70,490.00 

Highway marking and roadside development: 
Personal services . $118,047.38 

Current expenses 149,083.00 

Travel 35,708.50 

Equipment 6,050.00 



Total 308,888.88 

Garage: 

Personal services $281,389.30 

Current expenses 610,740.00 

Travel 5,000.00 

Equipment 250,100.00 



Total 1,147,229.30 

Planning and economics: 

Personal services $106,206.00 
Current expenses 11,873.00 

Travel 7,000.00 

Equipment 3,550.00 



Total 128,629.00 

Equipment and transportation: 

Travel — motor vehicle 108,000.00 

Maintenance — roads 4,832,293.00 

Legislative specials: 

Retirement $198,000.00 



182 Chapter 175 1953 

Stream flow gauging 2,750.00 
Maintenance class V high- 
ways 100,000.00 
State police 425,430.00 
Roads to public waters 5,000.00 



Total 731,180.00 

Bridge maintenance 219,100.00 

Land and buildings 108,243.00 

Construction and reconstruction 8,304,570.00 



Total for public works and highways $17,792,106.18 
Less revenue 17,792,106.18 



Net appropriation 0.00 



Authority is hereby given to expend such balances as may 
exist July 1, 1954, and any income received in excess of $4,- 
424,000. from motor vehicle fees, $7,396,000. from gasoline 
road toll, $950,000. from highway garage, and $2,710,000. from 
federal aid shall be available for such further expenditure as 
may be approved by the governor and council. 

3. Takes Effect. Section 1 of this act shall take effect July 
1, 1©53. Section 2 of this act shall take effect July 1, 1954. 
[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FILING IN REGISTRY OFFICE OF EVIDENCE OF 

HIGHWAY TAKING. 

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

I. Class I and II Highways. Amend part 4 of chapter 90 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 188, Laws of 1945, 
by inserting at the end thereof the following new section: 24. 
Required Filing. Whenever proceedings have been completed 
under the provisions of this part for the taking of land or 



1953 Chapter 176 183 

other property for class I or class II highways the commis- 
sioner of public works and highways shall cause to be recorded 
in the office of the register of deeds for the respective county 
where said land or other property is situated a plan of the final 
taking together with all deeds, if any, received by the state in 
such taking, which deeds shall make specific reference to said 
plan, and, if eminent domain proceedings have been had here- 
under, a copy of the return of the commissioners showing the 
highway or any alteration by them laid out as provided in 
section 1 1, shall be recorded in said registry of deeds. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF PUBLIC UTILITY PROPERTY. 

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

1. Public Utility Property Transfer. Amend section 30 of 
chapter 289 of the Revised Laws by striking out the words 
"such agreement" and inserting in place thereof the words, and 
if the commission shall find that the public good so requires, 
such transfer, lease or contract, so that said section so amended 
shall read as follows: 30. Corporate Authorization. If such 
public utility, or the other party to any such transfer, lease or 
contract, be a corporation and if the commission shall find 
that the public good so requires, such transfer, lease or con- 
tract shall first be authorized by the vote of two thirds of the 
shares of the capital stock of each of the interested corporations 
present and voting at meetings duly called to consider the sub- 
ject; and 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 shall be applicable, 
and the rights of any stockholder of such corporation dissent- 
ing from such transfer, lease or contract, if the same shall be 
authorized as above provided, shall be regulated, protected 
and determined by such statutes. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



184 Chapters 177, 178 1953 

CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FISHING IN UPPER CONNECTICUT RIVER AND 
TO CLOSED SEASONS FOR TAKING CRAYFISH. 

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

1. Upper Connecticut River. Notwithstanding regula- 
tions made by the director of fish and game, upper Connecticut 
River between Murphy Dam and the highway bridge between 
Stratford and Maidstone shall be closed to all fishing except 
bait and fly fishing; the use of spinning rods and reels are 
hereby prohibited. 

2. Application of Statutes. Except as otherwise provided 
herein the provisions of chapter 245 of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by regulations of the director of fish and game, shall 
apply to fishing in the area described in section 1. 

3. Rules and Regulations of the Director. Amend chapter 
240 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 14 the 
following new section: 14-a. Crayfish. The director shall 
have the power and authority to close any body of water to 
the taking of crayfish, for any length of time he may deem 
necessary, and when in his opinion such action may be neces- 
sary for the protection of the crayfish population in such body 
of water. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 178. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BORROWINGS BY, REAL ESTATE LOANS AND 
RESERVES OF 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 19, 
chapter 314, of the Revised Laws as amended by section 6, 
chapter 24, Laws of 1947, by striking out the words "to pay off 
members for matured shares, for making loans, withdrawal 
of shares, or enforced withdrawals," so that said section as 



1953 Chapter 178 185 

amended shall read as follows: 19. Borrowing. It may borrow 
money in such amount as may be approved by the commis- 
sioner, and with his approval may pledge as collateral for such 
borrowings real estate mortgages, notes or other securities. 

2. Mortgages, Loans or Other Securities. Amend said chap- 
ter 314 by inserting after section 19 a new section as follows: 
19-a. Sales and Assignments. It may sell, transfer, assign, pur- 
chase and repurchase real estate mortgages, notes or other 
securities and may collect and apply payments due upon and 
may otherwise service mortgage loans, notes and other securi- 
ties owned by others; provided that such loans, notes and other 
securities are of such a type and within such limits as are pre- 
scribed for direct investment by building and loan associations 
under this chapter. 

3. Real Estate Loans. Amend section 13 of chapter 314 of 
the Revised Laws, as amended by section 5, chapter 24, Laws 
of 1947, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 13. Limitations on Amount of Real 
Estate Loans and Investments. An association may loan its 
funds upon the security of a first lien on real estate provided 
that not more than ten thousand dollars shall be loaned upon 
the security of a first lien on any one property except that if 
the aggregate amount owing to it on all its mortgage loans 
exceeds five hundred thousand dollars, in which event it may 
make such loan in an amount equal to two and one-half per 
cent of its assets or fifteen thousand dollars, whichever amount 
is greater, but in no event shall any such loan exceed twenty 
thousand dollars or one-half of one per cent of the assets of 
the association whichever is greater. Loans in excess of ten 
thousand dollars shall not exceed eighty per cent of the ap- 
praised value of the property in question. Loans of twenty 
thousand dollars or more on one piece of property shall not 
exceed seventy per cent of the appraised value of the property. 
This limitation shall not apply to loans insured with the Fed- 
eral Housing Administration. The total amount owing to an 
association upon all such loans and investments in excess of 
fifteen thousand dollars shall not exceed ten per cent of the 
aggregate amount owing to it on all of its mortgage loans 
at the time any such loan or investment in excess of fifteen 
thousand dollars is made. 

4. Reserves. Amend chapter 314 of the Revised Laws by 



186 Chapter 179 1953 

adding after section 37 the following new section: 38. Liquid- 
ity. Building and loan associations or cooperative banks shall 
maintain a reserve of not less than five per cent of the amount 
of their share capital in cash or public funds of the United 
States. 

5. Takes Effect. The provisions of section 4 of this act shall 
take effect as of January 1, 1954, and the remaining provisions 
hereof shall be effective as of the date of the passage of this act. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SALARIES OF TREASURER AND COUNTY 
SOLICITOR OF GRAFTON COUNTY. 

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

1. Grafton County Treasurer. Amend section 13, chapter 
48, Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 66, Laws of 1945, and 
chapter 257, Laws of 1947, by striking out the word "three" 
in the thirteenth line and inserting in place thereof the word, 
five, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 13. 
Salaries. The annual salaries of the treasurers of the several 
counties, to be in full for their services and allowances of every 
kind, except as hereinafter provided, shall be as follows: 

In Rockingham, eight hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, four hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, three hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, five hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, six hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, four hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, four hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, five hundred dollars. 

In Coos, four hundred dollars. 
To the foregoing sums shall be added a reasonable sum for all 
necessary expenses upon order of the county commissioners. 

2. Grafton County Solicitor. Amend section 20 of chapter 
24 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapters 40 and 136, 



1953 Chapter 180 187 

Laws of 1943, by chapters 2, 27, 202, 213, 242, 263, 268 and 
270 of the Laws of 1947, and by chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and 
by chapters 108 and 122 of the Laws of 1953, by striking out 
the word "eighteen" in the eleventh line and inserting in place 
thereof the word, twenty-four, 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, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, thirty-three hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

In Coos, eighteen hundred dollars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 180. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO AFFIDAVITS TO BE EXECUTED BY CANDIDATES 
AND ELECTED OFFICIALS. 

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

1. Affidavits Required. Amend section 14 of chapter 457-A 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 193, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 14. Declarations of Candidates. No person shall 
become a candidate for election to, nor qualify for, any public 
office under the election laws of this state unless he or she shall 
file with the declaration of candidacy, or prior to qualifying, 
an affidavit that he or she is not a subversive person as defined 
in this chapter. No declaration of candidacy shall be received 
for filing by any town or city clerk or by the secretary of state 
unless accompanied by the affidavit aforesaid and there shall 
not be entered upon any ballot or voting machine at any elec- 



188 Chapter 181 1953 

tion the name of the person who has failed or refused to make 
the affidavit aforesaid. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 181 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BENEFITS UNDER THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT 

SYSTEM. 

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

1. Teachers' Retirement System. Amend paragraph II of 
section 5 of chapter 136-B, Revised Laws, as inserted by chap- 
ter 6, Laws of 1950, by striking out the word "one-eightieth" 
and inserting in place thereof the word, one-seventieth, and 
by striking out the word "forty" and inserting in place thereof 
the word, thirty-five, so that said paragraph as amended shall 
read as follows: II. Upon service retirement the member shall 
receive a service retirement allowance which shall consist of: 

(a) A teacher annuity which shall be the actuarial equiva- 
lent of his accumulated contributions at the time of retire- 
ment; and 

(b) A state annuity which, together with his teacher an- 
nuity, shall be equal to one-seventieth his average final com- 
pensation multiplied by the number of years of his creditable 
service not exceeding thirty-five years. 

2. Disability Benefits. Amend subsection (b) of paragraph 
II of section 6 of chapter 136-B, Revised Laws, as inserted by 
chapter 6, Laws of 1950, by striking out the word "one-eighth" 
in the seventh and twelfth lines and inserting in place thereof 
the word, two-sevenths, so that said subsection as amended shall 
read as follows: 

(b) A state annuity which, together with his teacher an- 
nuity, shall be equal to ninety per cent of the service retire- 
ment allowance that would be payable on the basis of his 
average final compensation and creditable service at the time 



1953 Chapter 181 189 

of his disability retirement if such retirement allowance ex- 
ceeds twenty-five per cent of his average final compensation 
reduced by one and two-sevenths per cent per year for any 
years of service that would be creditable upon completion of 
contributions under section 12, paragraph I (d), hereof; other- 
wise, a state annuity which, together with his teacher annuity, 
shall be equal to twenty-five per cent of his average final com- 
pensation less one and two-sevenths per cent per year for any 
years of service that would be creditable upon completion of 
contributions under said section 12, paragraph I (d), but such 
allowance shall not exceed ninety per cent of the service re- 
tirement allowance that would be payable to him if he con- 
tinued in service to age sixty without change in his average 
final compensation and without making any further contribu- 
tions under said section 12, paragraph I (d). 

3. Disability Beneficiary. Amend section 7 of chapter 136- 
B, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 6, Laws of 1950, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 7. Restoration to Service. If a disability beneficiary 
is restored to service and if his annual earnable compensation 
then, or at any time thereafter, is equal to or greater than 
his average final compensation at retirement, or if any other 
beneficiary is restored to service, his retirement allowance shall 
cease, he shall again become a member of the retirement system 
and he shall contribute thereafter at the rate payable with 
respect to the same age which determined the rate paid prior 
to his retirement. Anything herein to the contrary notwith- 
standing, any credit for membership service and for any prior 
service on the basis of which his creditable service was com- 
puted at the time of his former retirement shall be restored 
to full force and effect; but if he is restored to membership 
after the attainment of age fifty, upon subsequent retirement 
he shall receive a retirement allowance based on his service 
as a member since his last restoration to membership, plus a 
retirement allowance equal to the retirement allowance to 
which he was entitled at the time of such restoration, except 
that the total retirement allowance upon subsequent retirement 
shall not be a greater proportion of his average final compensa- 
tion than the proportion to which he would have been entitled 
had he remained in service during the period of his prior 
retirement. 



190 Chapter 181 1953 

4. Contribution Rates. Amend chapter 6, Laws of 1950, by 
inserting after subsection (a) of paragraph I of section 12 of 
chapter 136-B, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 6, Laws 
of 1950, the following new subsection: (a) (a) The rate of con- 
tribution of any member payable on and after July 1, 1953, 
shall be computed as provided in subsection (a) above on the 
basis of the benefits as amended as of said date and the age 
attained at the time of his last becoming a member. 

5. Contributions. Amend subsection (c) of paragraph I 
of section 12 of chapter 136-B, Revised Laws as inserted by 
chapter 6, Laws of 1950, by striking out the word "forty" in 
the seventh line and inserting in place thereof the word, thirty- 
five, so that said subsection as amended shall read as follows: 
(c) In addition to the contributions deducted from the com- 
pensation of members as hereinbefore provided, subject to the 
approval of the board of trustees, any member may redeposit 
in the teacher annuity savings fund by a single payment or by 
an increased rate of contribution an amount equal to the 
amount he previously withdrew from this system, or any part 
thereof; or any member who will have less than thirty-five 
years of creditable service at retirement may, subject to the 
approval of the board and to such rules as the board may pre- 
scribe, deposit therein by a single payment or by an increased 
rate of contribution an amount computed to be sufficient to 
purchase an additional teacher annuity, which, together with 
his prospective retirement allowance, will provide for him a 
total retirement allowance not in excess of one-half of his aver- 
age final compensation at age sixty. Interest at such rates as 
may be set from time to time by the board of trustees shall 
be allowed on such contributions and shall be used in deter- 
mining the benefits payable from such contributions. In other 
respects, such additional amounts so deposited shall become a 
part of the member's accumulated contributions until retire- 
ment, at which time they shall be applied to provide a teacher 
annuity in addition to the retirement allowance otherwise pay- 
able at retirement. 

6. Takes Effect. Application of Act. The provisions of 
this act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. All retirement al- 
lowances payable or which become payable from the funds 
of the teachers' retirement system on and after said date, except 
benefits payable in accordance with chapter 136 of the Revised 



1953 Chapters 182, 183 191 

Laws, shall be in the amount provided under the said chapter 
136-B as amended by this act. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT RELATING TO EVIDENCE IN ACTIONS BY OR AGAINST THE 
REPRESENTATIVES OF DECEASED PERSONS. 

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

1. Witnesses. Amend chapter 392 of the Revised Laws by 
striking out sections 25, 26 and 27 thereof and inserting in 
place thereof the following new section: 25. Declarations of 
Deceased Persons. In actions, suits or proceedings by or against 
the representatives of deceased persons, including proceedings 
for the probate of wills, any statement of the deceased, whether 
oral or written, shall not be excluded as hearsay provided that 
the trial judge shall first find as a fact that the statement was 
made by decedent, and that it was made in good faith and on 
decedent's personal knowledge. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
but shall not apply to pending actions. 

[Approved May 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES. 

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

\. State Employees Retirement System. Amend paragraph 
I of section 5 of chapter 27-A of the Revised Laws as inserted 
by chapter 183, Laws of 1945, by striking out said paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: L Any member 
in service may retire on a service retirement allowance upon 
written application to the board of trustees setting forth at 



192 Chapter 184 1953 

what time, not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days 
subsequent to the filing thereof, he desires to be retired, pro- 
vided the member at the time so specified for his retirement 
has attained age sixty-five and notwithstanding that during 
such period of notification he may have separated from service. 
Any member in service who attains age seventy, except an 
elected or appointed official of the state, shall be retired forth- 
with or on the first day of the next calendar month, unless 
said member shall request an extension of service. Said request 
shall be made to a committee consisting of the director of 
personnel and two members of the board of trustees of the 
retirement system, only one of whom shall be an employee 
member. The two members from the board of trustees shall 
be named for terms of two years by the board of trustees. Said 
committee shall determine whether or not a member in service 
who has reached the age of seventy is fit to remain in state ser- 
vice and the decision of the committee shall be final. The 
status of each member thus continued in service shall be re- 
considered annually as of the birthday of said member. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 27, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 184. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN COVERED BRIDGES. 

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

1. Public Works and Highways Department; Authoriza- 
tion. The public works and highways department is hereby 
authorized to assist in the rehabilitation of existing wooden 
covered bridges upon the state secondary and town road sys- 
tems in the proportions set forth under sections 9 and 10 of 
part 14 of chapter 90 of the Revised Laws as inserted by chap- 
ter 188, Laws of 1945 for the following purposes: 

(a) Replacing of floor beams and reflooring. 

(b) Reroofing. 

(c) Repair or replacement of truss members and/or 
wooden arch members. 



1953 Chapter 185 193 

(d) Replacement or repairs of piers, abutments and wing 
walls. 

2. Carrying Capacity of Bridge. No funds shall be ex- 
pended unless such bridge may be rehabilitated to a carrying 
capacity of at least six tons. 

3. Limitation on Expenditures. The total amount that 
may be expended on any bridge under this act for the above 
purposes shall in no instance exceed the estimated sum that 
might be necessary for the construction or reconstruction of 
a bridge under sections 3, 9 and 10 of part 14 of chapter 90 of 
the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 188, Laws of 1945. 

4. Maintenance. Any bridge rehabilitated under this act 
shall be subject to the provisions of sections 19 and 6 of part 
14 of chapter 90 of the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 
188, Laws of 1945. 

5. Eligibility. No wooden covered bridge shall be eligible 
for aid under this act more than once and in no case may a 
town apply and receive aid on more than one bridge in the 
town any one year. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT RELATING TO GUARDIANS' LICENSES TO SELL CHATTELS. 

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

1. Guardians' Licenses. Amend section 12, chapter 341, 
Revised Laws, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following new section: 12. Sale of Goods. 
Any guardian or conservator may, within six months after fil- 
ing the inventory of the personal estate of his ward, petition 
the judge of probate for a license to sell the same, except notes, 
bonds, stocks and other written evidences of debt, and the 
judge of probate shall license the sale of the same, either by 
auction or private sale; and, if no sale be made by such license, 
the guardian or conservator shall be chargeable for the ap- 



194 Chapters 186, 187 1953 

praised value thereof, except such goods and chattels as have 
been kept for the use of his ward. If the guardian has con- 
ducted the sale thereof with fidelity he shall be charged in 
the settlement of his account only for the amount of such sale. 
The judge may issue such a license after the expiration of the 
six months' period for good cause shown. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 186. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE KEEPING OF LIVE WILD ANIMALS FOR 
EXHIBITION TO THE PUBLIC. 

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

1. Exhibiting Wild Animals. Amend chapter 249 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 3 the following new 
section: 3-a. Enclosure and Cages; Exceptions. No person 
shall exhibit live wild animals to the public unless the en- 
closures or cages in which the same are kept are of such con- 
struction and design as to prevent accidental contact between 
such animals and the public, nor until the director of fish 
and game or his agent shall have approved in writing the 
design and construction of such enclosures or cages. The pro- 
visions of this section shall not be deemed to refer to the ex- 
hibition of live wild animals not native to this state by persons 
operating a regularly organized circus, or animal breeding or- 
training farms. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF FOREST FIRE EXPENSES IN 
UNORGANIZED PLACES. 

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



1953 Chapter 188 195 

1. Unorganized Places. Amend section 31 of chapter 233 
of the Revised Laws by striking out all of said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following: 31. Payment. The 
expenses lawfully incurred by a warden or deputy warden in 
the prevention and extinguishment of forest and brush fires 
in unorganized places, computed at rates within limits estab- 
lished by the forestry and recreation commission and excluding 
the initial cost of fire fighting equipment, shall be paid in 
the first instance by the state. Any person causing or kindling 
a fire in an unorganized place without a permit from the forest 
fire warden or from the property owner, when such permit is 
required under section 35 of this chapter, and any person by 
whose negligence or the negligence of his agents any fires shall 
be caused, shall be liable to the state in a civil action for the 
payment of all expenses incurred in extinguishing said fire. 
In the event that a fire results from unknown or natural causes, 
up to one-half of said costs, but in no case to exceed ten per 
cent of the assessed valuation of the property in said place, shall 
thereafter be added to the tax assessed the following year 
against said place in the same manner as is provided for the 
assessment of property taxes therein. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTERIM COMMISSION FOR THE STUDY OF 
DEVELOPMENT OF LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. 

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

1. Lake Winnipesaukee Development Commission Estab- 
lished. There is hereby created an interim commission to be 
known as the Lake Winnipesaukee Development Commission, 
which shall consist of eight members. There shall be one mem- 
ber from the representatives to general court from each the 
city of Laconia and from the seven towns bordering the shores 



196 Chapter 188 1953 

of Lake Winnipesaukee (Alton, Center Harbor, Gilford. Mer- 
edith, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Wolfeboro). 

2. Term of Office. Members shall be appointed by the 
governor for the duration of their term of office in the legis- 
lature, one member to be designated as chairman thereof by 
the membership of the commission. 

3. Vacancies: Tenure. In case of a vacancy occurring by 
death or resignation, it shall be filled by appointment for the 
unexpired term by the appointive authority as provided in 
section 2. 

4. Expenditures. The commission shall not be entitled to 
reimbursement for clerical expenses and supplies but may 
request such assistance from various state agencies directly con- 
cerned in the study. 

5. Duties. It shall be the duty of the commission, in the 
furtherance of the recreational development of the Lake Win- 
nipesaukee shore line and approaches: 

I. To prepare, coordinate and present recommended 
legislation in the fields of recreational development of the Lake 
Winnipesaukee area, including a review of proposals for the 
development areas for public use, the development of public 
piers and landing facilities, to the general court for appropriate 
action. 

II. To conduct investigations, studies, and research to 
determine economical and practical means and methods of 
cooperation with county and town officials in the fields of rec- 
reational development in their areas. 

III. To cooperate with other public or private agencies 
in the conduct of such studies, investigations, and research. 

IV. To utilize fully the facilities of the state, it shall be 
the duty of all agencies to cooperate and render such assistance 
as may be necessary to carry out the provision of this chapter. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 189, 190 197 

CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BAG LIMIT FOR TAKING RACCOONS. 

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

1. Bag Limit. Amend section 3 of the chapter 244 of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 116, Laws of 1947, by 
striking out the word "ten" in the fifth line and inserting in 
place thereof the word, twenty-five, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 3. Raccoons. Raccoons may be 
taken and possessed with the aid of and by the use of a dog 
and gim from October first to December first. No person shall 
take more than three raccoons from twelve noon of one day to 
twelve noon of the following day, nor more than twenty-five 
raccoons in one season. No person shall hunt raccoons at night 
by the use of a rifle, revolver, or pistol larger than twenty-two 
calibre long rifle or by the use of shotgun shells carrying shot 
larger than number four or by the use of a light other than a 
kerosene lantern exclusive of the pressure type or a flashlight 
with more than seven cells. No person shall take or attempt to 
take raccoons by use of a light from a motor vehicle. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 190. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS AND REGISTRA- 
TION OF VOTERS AND TO REPORTS OF POLITICAL EXPENDITURES. 

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

L Elections. Amend section 10 of chapter 31 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by chapter 183 of the Laws of 1943, 
by inserting before the word student in the ninth line the 
words, "teacher in or", so that said section as amended should 
read as follows: 10. Temporary Absence. A residence ac- 
quired 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 



198 Chapter 190 1953 

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 teacher in or student 
of any seminary of learning, nor while confined in any public 
prison or other penal institution. 

2. Primary Elections. Amend section 12 of chapter 33 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting before the word "member" the 
word, registered, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 12. Form of Declaration. Declarations of candidacy 

shall be in the following form: I, , declare 

that I reside in Ward , in the city (or town) of , 

county of , State of New Hampshire, and am a 

qualified voter therein; that I am a registered member of the 

party; that I am a candidate for nomination for 

the office of , (or for delegate to the state convention) 

to be made at the primary election to be held on the 

day of ; and I hereby request that my name be 

printed on the official primary ballot of said party 

as a candidate for such nomination or election. I further de- 
clare that if nominated as a candidate for said office or if 
elected as such delegate I will not withdraw, and that if elected 
I will qualify and assume the duties of said office. 

3. Party Registration. Amend the petition in section 15 
of chapter 33 of the Revised Laws by inserting before the 
word "member" in the eighth line the word, registered, so 
that said petition as amended shall read as follows: County 

of , ss. City (Town) of I do hereby join 

in a petition for the publication on the primary ballot of the 
name of whose residence is in the city (town) of 

(ward, street and number, if in a city), in the 

county of , for the office of to be voted 

for on Tuesday, the day of September, 19 , and I 

certify that I am qualified to vote for a candidate for said 
office, that I am a registered member of the party, 

and am not at this time a signer of any other similar petition 
for any other candidate for the above office; that my residence 

is in the city (town) of (ward, street and number, if 

in a city), in the county of and that my occupation 

is I further certify that I believe the above-named 

person is especially qualified to fill said office. 

(Signed) 



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4. Required Form. Amend section 16 of chapter 33 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting before the word "member" in the 
tenth line the word, registered, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 16. Declaration of Party Membership. 

No primary petition as provided in section 15 shall be accepted 
by the officer with wiiom it is to be filed unless there is attached 
thereto a declaration in the following form subscribed to by 
the person who seeks to have his name printed upon the pri- 
mary ballot: 

State of New Hampshire 

I, of in the county of do 

hereby assent to the printing of my name on the primary ballot 
as requested in the attached petition. I further declare that I 
am a registered member of the party (Signed) 



State of New Hampshire 

County of 

The above-named personally known to me, 

appeared and made oath that the above declaration by him 
subscribed is true. 

Before me, 

Justice of the Peace or Notary Public. 

5. National Convention: Declaration of Candidacy. Amend 
the form of the declarations of candidacy in section 6, chapter 
38 of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 56, 
Laws of 1949, by inserting before the word "member" in the 
fourth line the word, registered, so that form as amended shall 
read as follows: Declarations of candidacy shall be in form 

as follows: "I declare that I reside in ward 

in the city (or town) of , county of and 

state of New Hampshire, and am a qualified voter therein; 

that I am a registered member of the party; that I 

am a candidate for election as delegate (or as alternate dele- 
gate or delegate at large or alternate delegate at large) to the 

national convention of the party next to be held for 

the nomination of candidates of said party for president and 
vice president of the United States. I request that my name 
be printed as such candidate on the official ballot of the 

party to be used at the primary to be held on the second 
Tuesday of March next. I further declare that if elected as such 
delegate (or alternate delegate or delegate at large or alternate 
delegate at large) I will attend such convention unless I shall 



200 Chapter 190 1953 

be prevented by sickness or other occurrence over which I have 
no control." 

6. Publication of Campaign Receipts. Amend section 20 
of chapter 42 of the Revised Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 20. Statement 
by State Committee. The state committee of every political 
party shall file, not later than the Friday preceding the elec- 
tion before the close of the business day with the secretary of 
state, and also publish in two daily newspapers in this state, 
an itemized statement, signed and sworn to by its chairman 
and treasurer, showing in detail all its receipts with the names 
of the persons by whom they were contributed and respective 
amounts thereof, and the names of the persons, corporations 
or committees to whom they were paid, with the specific na- 
ture and amount of each expenditure. Not later than the 
second Friday after said election another itemized statement, 
signed and sworn to by the same officers, shall be likewise 
filed and published, covering in like manner all receipts and 
expenditures subsequent to the first statement. 

7. Other Committees. Amend section 23 of chapter 42 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 23. Other Communities. Every 
other political committee shall, not later than the second Fri- 
day after the election, file with the secretary of state and with 
the town or city clerk for the town or city where the treasurer 
resides a like itemized statement, signed and sworn to by the 
chairman and treasurer. Where the amount does not exceed 
one hundred dollars, a statement to that effect, signed and 
sworn to by the chairman and treasurer, shall be filed in like 
manner. 

8. Other Candidates, Amend section 24 of chapter 42 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out the words "within fifteen 
days" in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof the 
words, not later than the second Friday, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 24. Other Candidates. Every 
candidate at the primary or general election for councilor, 
state senator, county officer, or representative to the general 
court, who has expended a sum in excess of twenty-five dollars, 
shall, not later than the second Friday after said primary or 
general election, file with the secretary of state, and with the 
town or city clerk for the town or city in which he resides, a 



1953 Chapter 190 201 

like itemized sworn statement of all his receipts and expendi- 
tures in aid of his nomination or election. All such statements 
shall be open to public inspection. 

9. Filing Date. Amend section 25 of chapter 42 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 25. Paid Agents. Every person 
who shall perform any service as political agent for any can- 
didate during any primary campaign, who is to receive com- 
pensation above traveling expenses, shall, before he enters 
upon the performance of his duties as political agent, register 
his intention so to do with the secretary of state upon blanks 
to be furnished by the secretary of state for that purpose. Not 
later than the Friday preceding the primary and also not later 
than the second Friday after the primary in which said agent 
shall be employed, he shall file with the secretary of state an 
itemized statement, signed and sworn to by himself, of all 
moneys or things of value received by him or due to him from 
any candidate or committee in connection with his service, and 
disclose in the pre-primary return the substantial provisions 
of all contracts he may have for the the rendering of future 
service in the campaign. No contract for service as political 
agent in connection with any primary shall be made by any 
person as such agent later than the second Friday preceding 
the primary. 

10. Penalties. Amend section 27 of chapter 42 of the Re- 
vised Laws by striking out the words "fifth day of October" in 
the sixth line and inserting in place thereof the words, second 
Tuesday, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
27. Penalties. Any person who violates the foregoing pro- 
visions of this subdivision shall be fined not more than five 
hundred nor less than one hundred dollars and imprisoned not 
less than thirty nor more than ninety days. Any person who 
alleges that any of the foregoing provisions of this subdivision 
relating to the primary has been violated may, not later than 
the second Tuesday following said primary, bring a proceed- 
ing in equity in the supreme court against the person alleged 
to have violated said provisions. To this proceeding the secre- 
tary of state shall be made a party defendant. The supreme 
court shall forthwith hear such proceeding and make final 
decision thereof, and if the court shall find that the defendant 
has violated any of such provisions, a decree shall be entered 
disqualifying the defendant from becoming a candidate at the 



202 Chapter 191 1953 

ensuing election, and the vacancy thereby created shall be 
filled as provided by law. No candidate shall be entitled to the 
nomination or election until the sworn itemized statements 
required to be filed by him or in his behalf have been filed 
and published as hereinbefore required. 

11. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 191. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE UNIFORM RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT 

OF SUPPORT ACT. 

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

1. Reciprocal Enforcement of Support. Amend the Re- 
vised Laws by inserting after chapter 420 the following new 
chapter: 

Chapter 420-A 
Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support 

Part 1 
General Provisions 

1. Purposes. The purposes of this chapter are to improve 
and extend by reciprocal legislation the enforcement of duties 
of support and to make uniform the law with respect thereto. 

2. Definitions. As used in this chapter unless the context 
requires otherwise, 

I. "State" includes any state, territory or possession of 
the United States and the District of Columbia in which this 
or a substantially similar reciprocal law has been enacted. 

II. "Initiating state" means any state in which a proceed- 
ing pursuant to this or a substantially similar reciprocal law 
is commenced. 

III. "Responding state" means any state in which any 
proceeding pursuant to the proceeding in the initiating state 
is or may be commenced. 



1953 Chapter 191 203 

IV. "Court" means the superior court of this state and 
when the context requires, means the court of any other state 
as defined in a substantially similar reciprocal law. 

V. "Law" includes both common and statute law. 

VI. "Duty of support" includes any duty of support im- 
posed or imposable by law, or by any court order, decree or 
judgment, whether interlocutory or final, whether incidental 
to a proceeding for divorce, legal separation, separate main- 
tenance or otherwise. 

VII. "Obligor" means any person owing a duty of sup- 
port. 

VIII. "Obligee" means any person to whom a duty of 
support is owed. 

3. Remedies Additional to Those now Existing. The 

remedies provided in part 3 hereof are in addition to and not 
in substitution for any other remedies. 

4. Extent of Duties of Support. Duties of support arising 
under the law of this state, when applicable under section 7, 
bind the obligor, present in this state, regardless of the presence 
or residence of the obligee. 

Part 2 
Criminal Enforcement 

5. Interstate Rendition. In any case wherein the obligee 
has previously initiated appropriate civil procedures which 
are still pending in this state or any other state of the United 
States to compel the rendition of support alleged to be due, 
the governor of this state (1) may demand from the governor 
of any other state the surrender of any person found in such 
other state who is charged in this state with the crime of fail- 
ing to provide for the support of any person in this state and 
(2) may surrender on demand by the governor of any other 
state any person found in this state who is charged in such 
other state with the crime of failing to provide for the support 
of a person in such other state. The provision for extradition 
of criminals not inconsistent herewith shall apply to any such 
demand although the person whose surrender is demanded 
was not in the demanding state at the time of the commission 
of the crime and although he had not fled therefrom. Neither 
the demand, the oath nor any proceedings for extradition 



204 Chapter 191 1953 

pursuant to this section need state or show that the person 
whose surrender is demanded has fled from justice, or at the 
time of the commission of the crime was in the demanding or 
the other state. 

6. Relief from the above Provisions. Any obligor con- 
templated by section 5, who submits to the jurisdiction of the 
court of such other state and complies with the court's order of 
support, shall be relieved of extradition for desertion or non- 
support entered in the courts of this state during the period 
of such compliance. 

Part 3 
Civil Enforcement 

7. Choice of Law. Duties of support applicable under this 
chapter are those imposed or imposable under the laws of any 
state where the obligor was present during the period for which 
support is sought. The obligor is presumed to have been 
present in the responding state during the period for which 
support is sought until otherwise shown. 

8. Remedies of a State or Political Subdivision Thereof 
Furnishing Support. Whenever the state or a political sub- 
division thereof furnishes support to an obligee, it has the 
same right to invoke the provisions hereof as the obligee to 
whom the support was furnished for the purpose of securing 
reimbursement of expenditures so made and of obtaining con- 
tinuing support. 

9. How Duties of Support are Enforced. All duties of 
support are enforceable by petition irrespective of relationship 
between the obligor and obligee. Jurisdiction of all proceed- 
ings hereunder shall be vested in the superior court. 

10. Contents of Petition for Support. The petition shall 
be verified and shall state the name and, so far as known to 
the petitioner, the address and circumstances of the defendant 
and his dependents for whom support is sought and all other 
pertinent information. The petitioner may include in or 
attach to the petition any information which may help in 
locating or identifying the defendant including, but without 
limitation by enumeration, a photograph of the defendant, a 
description of any distinguishing marks of his person, other 
names and aliases by which he has been or is known, the name 
of his employer, his finger prints, or social security number^. 



1953 Chapter 191 205 

11. Officials to Represent Petitioner. The county solicitor, 
upon the request of the court, the department of welfare, a 
county commissioner, or overseer of the poor, shall represent 
the petitioner, in any proceeding under this chapter. 

12. Petition for a Minor. A petition on behalf of a minor 
obligee may be brought by a person having legal custody of the 
minor without appointment as guardian ad litem. 

13. Duty of Court of this State as Initiating State. If the 

court of this state acting as an initiating state finds that the 
petition sets forth facts from which it may be determined 
that the defendant owes a duty of support and that a court 
of the responding state may obtain jurisdiction of the defen- 
dant or his property, it shall so certify and shall cause three 
copies of (1) the petition (2) its certificate and (3) this act to 
be transmitted to the court in the responding state. If the 
name and address of such court is unknown and the responding 
state has an information agency comparable to that established 
in the initiating state it shall cause such copies to be trans- 
mitted to the state information agency or other proper official 
of the responding state, with a request that it forward them 
to the proper court, and that the court of the responding state 
acknowledge their receipt to the court of the initiating state. 

14. Costs and Fees. A court of this state acting either as 
an initiating or responding state may in its discretion direct 
that any part of or all fees and costs incurred in this state, in- 
cluding without limitation by enumeration, fees for filing, 
service of process, seizure of property, and stenographic service 
of both petitioner and defendant, or either, shall be paid by 
the county. Where the action is brought by or through the 
state or an agency thereof, there shall be no filing fee. 

15. Jurisdiction by Arrest. When the court of this state, 

acting either as an initiating or responding state, has reason 

to believe that the defendant may flee the jurisdiction it may 

(a) as an initiating state request in its certificate that the court 

of the responding state obtain the body of the defendant by 
appropriate process if that be permissible under the law of the 
responding state; or (b) as a responding state, obtain the body 
of the defendant by appropriate process. 

16. State Information Agency. The department of public 



206 Chapter 191 1953 

welfare is hereby designated as the state information agency- 
under this chapter and it shall be its duty: 

I. To compile a list of the courts and their addresses in 
this state having jurisdiction under this act and transmit the 
same to the state information agency of every other state which 
has adopted this or a substantially similar act; and 

II. To maintain a register of such lists received from 
other states and to transmit copies thereof as soon as possible 
after receipt to every court in this state having jurisdiction 
under this chapter. 

17. Duty of the Court of this State as Responding State. 

When the court of this state, acting as a responding state, re- 
ceives from the court of an initiating state the aforesaid copies, 
it shall (1) docket the case, (2) notify the county solicitor, (3) 
set a time and place for a hearing, and (4) take such action as 
is necessary in accordance with the laws of this state to obtain 
jurisdiction. 

18. Further Duty of Responding Court. If a court of this 
state, acting as a responding state, is unable to obtain jurisdic- 
tion of the defendant or his property due to inaccuracies or 
inadequacies in the petition or otherwise, the court shall com- 
municate this fact to the court in the initiating state, shall on 
its own initiative use all means at its disposal to trace the de- 
fendant or his property, and shall hold the case pending the 
receipt of more accurate information or an amended petition 
from the court in the initiating state. 

19. Order of Support. If the court of the responding state 
finds a duty of support, it may order the defendant to furnish 
support or reimbursement therefor and subject the property of 
the defendant to such order. 

20. Responding State to Transmit Copies to Initiating 
State. The court of this state when acting as a responding state 
shall cause to be transmitted to the court of the initiating state 
a copy of all orders of support or for reimbursement therefor. 

21. Additional Powers of Court. In addition to the fore- 
going powers, the court of this state when acting as the re- 
sponding state has the power to subject the defendant to such 
terms and conditions as the court may deem proper to assure 
compliance with its orders and in particular: 



1953 Chapter 191 207 

I. To require the defendant to furnish recognizance in 
the form of a cash deposit or bond of such character and in 
such amount as the court may deem proper to assure payment 
of any amount required to be paid by the defendant. 

II. To require the defendant to make payments at speci- 
fied intervals to the probation department or the obligee and 
to report personally to such probation department at such 
times as may be deemed necessary. 

III. To punish the defendant who shall violate any 
order of the court to the same extent as is provided by law for 
contempt of the court in any other suit or proceeding cog- 
nizable by the court. 

22. Additional Duties of the Court of this State when Act- 
ing as a Responding State. The court of this state when acting 
as a responding state shall have the following duties which may 
be carried out through the probation department: 

I. Upon the receipt of a payment made by the defendant 
pursuant to any order of the court or otherwise, to transmit 
the same forthwith to the court of the initiating state, and 

II. Upon request to furnish to the court of the initiating 
state a certified statement of all payments made by the defend- 
ant. 

23. Additional Duty of the Court of this State when Acting 
as an Initiating State. The court of this state when acting 
as an initiating state shall have the duty which may be carried 
out through the probation department to receive and disburse 
forthwith all payments made by the defendant or transmitted 
by the court of the responding state. 

24. Evidence of Husband and Wife. Laws attaching a 
privilege against the disclosure of communications between 
husband and wife are inapplicable to proceedings under this 
act. Husband and wife are competent witnesses and may be 
compelled to testify to any relevant matter, including marriage 
and parentage. 

25. Evidence. The rules of evidence applicable to marital 
proceedings generally shall be applicable to proceedings under 
part 3 of this chapter. 

26. Application of Payments. Any order of support issued 



208 Chapter 192 1953 

by a court of this state when acting as a responding state shall 
not supersede any previous order of support issued in a divorce 
or separate maintenance action, but the amounts for a particu- 
lar period paid pursuant to either order shall be credited 
against amounts, accruing or accrued, for the same period 
under both. 

27. Effect of Participation in Proceeding. Participation in 
any proceedings under this chapter shall not confer upon any 
court jurisdiction of any of the parties thereto in any other 
proceeding. 

28. Severability. If any provision hereof or the appli- 
cation thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, 
such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applica- 
tions of the chapter which can be given effect without the 
invalid provision or application, and to this end the provi- 
sions of this chapter are declared to be severable. 

2. Repeal. Chapter 187 of the Laws of 1951, relative to 
reciprocal enforcement of support, is hereby repealed. Proceed- 
ings begun thereunder may be continued under the provisions 
of this act. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESS- 
MENT OF PUBLIC TAXES. 

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

1. Apportionment. That of every thousand dollars of pub- 
lic 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, $140.44 

Atkinson, seventy-eight cents $0.78 

Auburn, one dollar and forty-three cents 1.43 



1953 Chapter 192 209 

Brentwood, ninety-six cents .96 

Candia, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Chester, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 1.28 

Danville, fifty-eight cents .58 

Deerfield, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 1.28 

Derry, nine dollars and ninety-eight cents 9.98 

East Kingston, fifty-nine cents .59 

Epping, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 1.78 

Exeter, thirteen dollars and forty cents 13.40 

Fremont, eighty-three cents .83 

Greenland, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Hampstead, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 

Hampton, twelve dollars and eighty cents 12.80 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Kensington, eighty cents .80 

Kingston, one dollar and eighty-two cents 1.82 

Londonderry, two dollars and twenty-nine cents .... 2.29 

New Castle, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Newfields, sixty-eight cents .68 

Newington, one dollar and forty-nine cents 1.49 

Newmarket, three dollars and eighty-seven cents .... 3.87 

Newton, one dollar and thirty-six cents 1.36 

North Hampton, three dollars and ninety-one cents. . 3.91 

Northwood, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 1.87 

Nottingham, ninety-one cents .91 

Plaistow, two dollars and seventy-nine cents 2.79 

Portsmouth, forty-one dollars and seventy-one cents. . 41.71 

Raymond, two dollars and nineteen cents 2.19 

Rye, five dollars and eighty-nine cents 5.89 

Salem, eight dollars and forty-two cents 8.42 

Sandown, seventy-five cents .75 

Seabrook, two dollars and ninety-nine cents 2.99 

South Hampton, fifty-three cents .53 

Stratham, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Windham, two dollars and twenty-seven cents 2.27 

Strafford county, |78.00 

Barrington, one dollar and twenty cents $1.20 

Dover, twenty-six dollars and fifty-seven cents 26.57 

Durham, four dollars and ten cents 4.10 

Farmington, four dollars and sixty-one cents 4.61 

Lee, seventy-nine cents .79 

Madbury, eighty-six cents .86 



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Middleton, twenty-four cents .24 

Milton, two dollars and fifty-three cents 2.53 

New Durham, ninety-eight cents .98 

Rochester, twenty dollars and fifteen cents 20.15 

Rollinsford, two dollars and thirty- four cents 2.34 

Somersworth, twelve dollars and forty cents 12.40 

Strafford, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

Belknap county, $60.33 

Alton, four dollars and fifty cents $4.50 

Barnstead, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Belmont, two dollars 2.00 

Center Harbor, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Gilford, four dollars and ninety-eight cents 4.98 

Gilmanton, one dollar and forty-nine cents 1.49 

Laconia, thirty dollars and fifty-six cents 30.56 

Meredith, six dollars and twenty-seven cents 6.27 

New Hampton, two dollars and seven cents 2.07 

Sanbornton, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Tilton, four dollars and thirty-five cents 4.35 

Carroll county, $38.32 

Albany, forty-two cents $0.42 

Bartlett, one dollar and sixty-six cents 1.66 

Brookfield, fifty-eight cents .58 

Chatham, twenty-nine cents .29 

Conway, seven dollars and seventeen cents 7.17 

Eaton, fifty-two cents .52 

Effingham, eighty-five cents .85 

Freedom, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Hart's Location, five cents .05 

Jackson, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Madison, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Moultonborough, three dollars and six cents 3.06 

Ossipee, three dollars and eighteen cents 3.18 

Sandwich, two dollars and thirty-five cents 2.35 

Tamworth, two dollars and forty-three cents 2.43 

Tuftonboro, two dollars and seventy-two cents 2.72 

Wakefield, two dollars and fifty-two cents 2.52 

Wolfeboro, six dollars and sixty-nine cents 6.69 

Merrimack county, $105.49 

Allenstown, two dollars and thirty-two cents $2.32 

Andover, two dollars and nineteen cents 2.19 



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Boscawen, one dollar and ninety-seven cents 1 .97 

Bow, two dollars and eighty-five cents 2.85 

Bradford, one dollar and fifty-one cents 1.51 

Canterbury, eighty cents .80 

Chichester, ninety cents .90 

Concord, forty-eight dollars and fifty-eight cents .... 48.58 

Danbury, sixty-four cents .64 

Dunbarton, ninety-four cents .94 

Epsom, one dollar and seventeen cents 1.17 

Franklin, ten dollars and seventy cents 10.70 

Henniker, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 2.29 

Hill, eighty-nine cents .89 

Hooksett, three dollars and twenty cents 3.20 

Hopkinton, three dollars and thirty-eight cents 3.38 

Loudon, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Newbury, one dollar and eighty-three cents 1.83 

New London, four dollars and five cents 4.05 

Northfield, one dollar and eighty-one cents 1.81 

Pembroke, three dollars and fifty-two cents 3.52 

Pittsfield, three dollars and forty-eight cents 3.48 

Salisbury, sixty-three cents .63 

Sutton, one dollar and twenty-seven cents 1.27 

Warner, one dollar and eighty-five cents 1.85 

Webster, eighty-two cents .82 

\Vilmot, fifty-six cents .56 

Hillsborough county, $275.55 

Amherst, three dollars and one cent $3.01 

Antrim, two dollars and forty-six cents 2.46 

Bedford, three dollars and eighty-one cents 3.81 

Bennington, one dollar and eighty-four cents 1.84 

Brookline, ninety-three cents .93 

Deering, seventy-seven cents .77 

Francestown, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Goffstown, seven dollars and twenty-six cents 7.26 

Greenfield, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Greenville, one dollar and ninety-two cents 1.92 

Hancock, one dollar and seventy-one cents 1.71 

Hillsborough, four dollars and twelve cents 4.12 

HoUis, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Hudson, three dollars and fifty-seven cents 3.57 

Litchfield, sixty-six cents .66 

Lyndeborough, seventy cents .70 



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Manchester, one hundred forty-two dollars and nine 

cents 142.09 

Mason, fifty-one cents .51 

Merrimack, two dollars and eighty-nine cents 2.89 

Milford, seven dollars and twenty-four cents 7.24 

Mont Vernon, seventy-six cents .76 

Nashua, sixty-three dollars and forty cents 63.40 

New Boston, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

New Ipswich, two dollars and seven cents 2.07 

Pelham, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 1.78 

Peterborough, nine dollars and nine cents 9.09 

Sharon, forty cents .40 

Temple, sixty-three cents .63 

Weare, one dollar and eighty-five cents 1.85 

Wilton, four dollars and fifteen cents 4.15 

Windsor, eleven cents .11 

Cheshire county, $78.83 

Alstead, one dollar and thirty-five cents $1.35 

Chesterfield, two dollars and twenty-four cents 2.24 

Dublin, two dollars and eighty-six cents 2.86 

Fitzwilliam, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Gilsum, forty-two cents .42 

Harrisville, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 1.78 

Hinsdale, four dollars and sixty-three cents 4.63 

Jaffrey, six dollars and nine cents 6.09 

Keene , thirty-three dollars and eighty-one cents 33.81 

Marlborough, two dollars and seventeen cents 2.17 

Marlow, fifty-two cents .52 

Nelson, eighty-one cents .81 

Richmond, forty-nine cents .49 

Rindge, one dollar and eighty-one cents 1.81 

Roxbury, twenty-one cents .21 

Stoddard, seventy-nine cents .79 

Sullivan, thirty-six cents .36 

Surry, forty-three cents .43 

Swanzey, three dollars and sixty-eight cents 3.68 

Troy, two dollars and forty cents 2.40 

Walpole, five dollars and sixty cents 5.60 

Westmoreland, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

Winchester, three dollars and fifty-six cents 3.56 

Sullivan county, $48.72 

Acworth, eighty cents $0.80 



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Charlestown, three dollars and twenty-nine cents .... 3.29 

Claremont, twenty-five dollars and five cents 25.0.5 

Cornish, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 1.87 

Croydon, fifty-four cents .54 

Goshen, thirty-eight cents .38 

Grantham, thirty-three cents .33 

Langdon, forty cents .40 

Lempster, thirty-two cents .32 

Newport, seven dollars and seventy-three cents 7.73 

Plainfield, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Springfield, seventy-four cents .74 

Sunapee, four dollars and fifty-two cents 4.52 

Unity, fifty-eight cents .58 

Washington, sixty-seven cents .67 

Grafton county, $103.83 

Alexandria, seventy-four cents $0.74 

Ashland, three dollars and seventy-two cents 3.72 

Bath, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Benton, fifteen cents .15 

Bethlehem, four dollars and eighty cents 4.80 

Bridgewater, ninety-nine cents .99 

Bristol, three dollars and ninety-six cents 3.96 

Campton, two dollars and sixty-seven cents 2.67 

Canaan, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Dorchester, twenty-seven cents .27 

Easton, thirty cents .30 

Ellsworth, six cents ,06 

Enfield, two dollars and forty-five cents 2.45 

Franconia, one dollar and eighty-five cents 1.85 

Grafton, seventy-three cents .73 

Groton, forty-eight cents .48 

Hanover, eleven dollars and forty-one cents 11.41 

Haverhill, five dollars and ninety-eight cents 5.98 

Hebron, seventy-five cents .75 

Holderness, three dollars and thirty-six cents 3.36 

Landaff, forty-one cents .41 

Lebanon, fifteen dollars and four cents 15.04 

Lincoln, three dollars and five cents 3.05 

Lisbon, three dollars and eighty cents 3.80 

Littleton, eight dollars and seventy-seven cents 8.77 

Lyman, thirty-seven cents .37 

Lyme, one dollar and twenty-two cents 1.22 



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Monroe, eight dollars and eighty-five cents 8.85 

Orange, twenty-three cents .23 

Orford, one dollar and thirteen cents 1.13 

Piermont, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Plymouth, five dollars and ninety-one cents ........ 5.91 

Rumney, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

Thornton, eighty-five cents .85 

Warren, seventy-four cents .74 

Waterville, ten cents .10 

Wentworth, sixty-eight cents .68 

Woodstock, one dollar and seventy-two cents 1.72 

Coos county, $68.34 

Berlin, thirty dollars and four cents $30.04 

Carroll, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

Clarksville, sixty-two cents .62 

Colebrook, three dollars and nine cents 3.09 

Columbia, seventy-nine cents .79 

Dalton, sixty-nine cents .69 

Dummer, sixty-four cents .64 

Errol, seventy-eight cents .78 

Gorham, six dollars and seventy cents 6.70 

Jefferson, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 1.39 

Lancaster, four dollars and ninety-six cents 4.96 

Milan, ninety-one cents .91 

Northumberland, five dollars and thirteen cents .... 5.13 

Pittsburg, two dollars and sixty-eight cents 2.68 

Randolph, ninety-nine cents .99 

Shelburne, one dollar and eight cents 1 .08 

Stark, sixty cents .60 

Stewartstown, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Stratford, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Wentworth's Location, eighteen cents .18 

Whitefield, three dollars and twenty-six cents 3.26 

Unincorporated Places, $2.15 

Cambridge, twenty-seven cents $0.27 

Crawford's Purchase, five cents .05 

Dixville, fifty-eight cents .58 

Dix's Grant, five cents .05 

Erving's Grant, two cents .02 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, four cents .04 

Green's Grant, five cents .05 



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Hale's Location, one cent .01 

Millsfield, twenty-one cents .21 

Odell, thirty-two cents .32 

Sargent's Purchase, twelve cents .12 

Second College Grant, fifteen cents .15 

Success, twenty-two cents .22 

Thompson and Meserve Purchase, six cents .06 

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

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved May 28, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PATIENTS AT VETERANS HOSPITALS FISHING 
WITHOUT A LICENSE^ AND TO THE TAKING OF CARP. 

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

1. Special Permits. Amend chapter 247 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 22-b the following new section: 
22-c. Veterans Hospitals. Patients of the veterans hospitals 
at White River Junction, Vermont and Manchester, New 
Hampshire, may fish without a license on a special daily per- 
mit issued by the doctor in charge, when such form of recrea- 
tion may be of therapeutic benefit to such patients. Patients 
fishing under the provisions of this act shall be under the 
direct supervision of the special services officer of said hos- 
pitals. The director shall furnish permit forms to said hos- 
pitals at their request, to be filled out when used, and returned 
to the director at the end of each month. 

2. Carp, Amend the definition of fish in section 1, chapter 
241, Revised Laws, by inserting after the word "minnow" in 
the sixth line the word, carp, so that said definition as amended 
shall read as follows: Fish: Charr, commonly called brook 
trout; all species of trout, including lake trout, and the salmon 



216 Chapter 194 1953 

family; muscallonge; pickerel, including the great northern 
pike, pond pickerel, grass pickerel, chain pickerel or banded 
pickerel; pike perch, including wall-eyed pike or yellow pike; 
white perch; yellow perch; black bass, including Oswego or 
large-mouthed bass, and small-mouthed bass; horned pout; 
shad; cusk; minnow; carp; and smelt. 

3. Authority to Take. Carp may be taken and possessed 
from Mascoma lake by the use of long bow and arrow with 
cord attached. The provisions of Title XX of the Revised 
Laws shall be applicable to the taking of carp except as may 
be inconsistent herewith. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect May 1, 1953. 
[Approved May 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS AND 
OTHER AERONAUTICAL FACILITIES. 

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

1. Municipal Airports. Amend chapter 51 of the Revised 
Laws by adding after section 77 thereof the following new 
section: 77-a. Ownership by State. Whenever the state shall 
acquire any airport, aircraft landing area, or other aeronautical 
facility which has been owned by one municipality in another 
municipality upon which the former has made payments pur- 
suant to section 77, next above, then the state shall continue to 
make payment in the same manner to the municipality in 
which such facility lies as was made by the municipality from 
which the state acquired it. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 2, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT RELATING TO INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 

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

1. Investments of Savings Banks. Amend chapter 310 of 
the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 163, Laws of 1943, 
chapters 84 and 164, Laws of 1945, chapter 19, Laws of 1947, 
chapters 29, 51 and 209, Laws of 1949 and chapter 201, Laws 
of 1951, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

Chapter 310. 

Definition of Terms 

1. Definition of Terms. Terms used in this chapter shall 
be given the following meanings unless such meaning is 
clearly inconsistent with the manifest intention of the legis- 
lature or a different meaning is clearly apparent from the 
context: 

I. Annual Interest: Interest actually paid in each year, 
except that for the latest year it shall mean one year's interest 
on the amount outstanding at the time of the investment. In 
the case of a company formed by the consolidation of two or 
more existing companies, the annual interest for the years pre- 
ceding such consolidation shall be the combined annual in- 
terest of the consolidated companies. 

II. Assessed Valuation: The nearest preceding valua- 
tion of property for purposes of taxation. 

III. Bond: A note issued under indenture or deed of 
trust. 

IV. Capital Funds: The total of capital stock, if any, 
surplus, undivided profits, guaranty fund and guaranty fund 
surplus. 

V. Company: A corporation or voluntary association 
organized under the laws of the United States or any state 
thereof and located and doing business principally within the 
United States. 

VI. Mortgage Bonds: Bonds secured primarily by direct 
and foreclosable lien on physical property owned by the 
obligor. 



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VII. Municipality: A county, city, town, village, district, 
precinct, or other municipal corporation. 

VIII. Net Income: Income after deducting operating 
expenses, taxes, insurance, rentals, guaranteed interest, guaran- 
teed dividends and charges for depreciation, depletion and 
obsolescence. In the case of a company formed by the consoli- 
dation of two or more existing companies, the net income for 
the years preceding such consolidation shall be the combined 
net income of the consolidated companies. 

IX. Net Indebtedness: Indebtedness after deducting 
sinking funds available for the payment of such indebtedness 
and the outstanding indebtedness created for supplying the 
inhabitants with water and other self-liquidating obligations. 

X. Net Working Capital: The remainder after deduct- 
ing the total of current liabilities from the total of current 
assets as shown by the corporation's balance sheets. 

XL Note: A written, unconditional promise of an in- 
dividual, partnership, corporation, or voluntary association, 
signed by the maker, to pay to order or to bearer, a specified 
sum of money on demand or at a fixed determinable future 
time. 

XII. Obligations: Bond<s and notes issued or assumed by 
a corporation and unconditionally guaranteed as to the pay- 
ment of principal and interest by the corporation. 

XIII. Originating Lender: Any savings bank, banking 
and trust company, national bank, or insurance company or 
fraternal benefit society, which holds the original executed 
note of the borrower and issues participation certificates to 
participating lenders under the provisions of section 17 of 
this chapter. 

XIV. Participating Lender: Any bank, banking and 
trust company, national bank or insurance company or frater- 
nal benefit society participating in or holding a part interest 
in a legal investment as defined in paragraphs I, I-A, I-B, II and 
IV, section 4 of this chapter. 

XV. Participating Loan: Any loan made by each of 
several savings banks, banking and trust companies, national 
banks or insurance companies or fraternal benefit societies 
participating severally with an originating lender in, and hav- 
ing a part interest in, a legal investment as described in para- 



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graphs I, I-A, I-B, II and IV, section 4 of this chapter. 

XVI. Population: The number of inhabitants in ac- 
cordance with the last preceding census taken under federal or 
state authority. 

XVII. Public Obligation: An interest-bearing obliga- 
tion of a government, state, province or municipality, to pro- 
vide for the interest and principal requirements of which taxes 
may be levied on all taxable property within the confines of 
the obligor. 

XVIII. Telephone and/or Telegraph Company: Any 
company organized and doing a major portion of its business 
in continental United States, provided it shall derive not less 
than eighty per cent of its income directly or indirectly from 
telephonic or telegraphic communication or a combination 
thereof. 

XIX. Utility Company: Any company organized and 
doing a major portion of its business in continental United 
States, provided it shall derive not less than eighty per cent 
of its income from the sale of electricity, artificial gas, natural 
gas, steam for power or heating purposes, or a combination 
thereof, and provided that at least seventy-five per cent of all 
natural gas distributed by it is purchased from independent 
sources. 

XX. Water Company: Any company organized and 
doing a major portion of its business in continental United 
States, provided it shall derive not less than eighty per cent 
of its income from the sale of water. 

XXI. Years: Calendar years, fiscal years or nearer peri- 
ods of t-^velve months next preceding such investment. 

2. Requirement. Savings banks and savings departments 
of banking and trust companies shall maintain a reserve of 
not less than fifteen per cent of the amount of their deposits 
in cash, including balances in other banks, and/or obligations 
of the United States of America and shall make investment of 
the balance of their funds only in the classes of securities and 
loans authorized by this chapter, provided, however, that said 
requirement with respect to said reserve shall not apply to any 
bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. 

3. Limitations. The following limitations shall be ob- 



220 Chapter 195 1953 

served with respect to the investments authorized by this chap- 
ter: 

I. Not exceeding fifteen per cent of the capital funds 
shall be invested in the obligations or stock of any individual, 
partnership or corporation except public obligations and loans 
authorized by paragraphs II and III of section 4 of this chapter, 
without the written permission of the commissioner. 

II. Not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be 
invested in each of the following types of security: (1) Bonds 
of the Dominion of Canada, its provinces and cities, and (2) 
Unsecured Loans. 

III. Not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the deposits 
shall be invested in loans secured by each of the classes of col- 
lateral described in paragraphs I, II and III of section 5. 

IV. Not exceeding seventy-five per cent in aggregate of 
the deposits shall be invested in loans authorized by section 4 
of this chapter, provided that not exceeding ten per cent of 
the deposits shall be invested in loans secured by mortgages 
upon real estate outside of New England and not otherwise 
insured or guaranteed as provided in paragraphs II and III 
of section 4 of this chapter. 

V. Not exceeding sixty-five per cent in aggregate of the 
deposits shall be invested in the following securities: (1) Rail- 
roads, (2) Utility Companies, (3) Water Companies, (4) Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Companies, (5) New Hampshire Com- 
panies, (6) Insurance Stock, (7) Bank Stock, (8) Investment 
Trust Shares, and (9) Industrial Securities; provided, however, 
that not exceeding fifteen per cent of the deposits may be 
invested in preferred and common stocks, including shares 
of investment trusts. 

VI. Unless the guaranty fund of a bank is full and un- 
impaired, and the value of its assets as determined by the com- 
missioner shall exceed the amount of the deposits by at least 
five per cent, it shall be unlawful for it to invest in any pre- 
ferred or common stocks, including shares of investment trusts, 
without the written permission of the commissioner. 

VII. Whenever in the opinion of the commissioner the 
condition of any bank is such that the commissioner deems it 
unwise for it to invest in any preferred or common stocks, in- 
cluding shares of investment trusts, he may by written order 



1953 Chapter 195 221 

forbid such bank to make such investment, and said bank shall 
not thereafter make such investment until such order shall be 
revoked in writing, 

VIII. No investment shall be made which, when added 
to investments of the same category then held, shall cause the 
investments in that category to exceed the percentages specified 
therein. 

IX. The special deposits or guaranty fund of a guaranty 
savings bank shall not be included in the amount of deposits 
on which the percentage of any investment is reckoned. 

4. Legal Investments; Real Estate and Tangible Personal 
Property. The following described loans are legal investments: 

I. New Hampshire Real Estate. Those directly secured 
by first mortgage on real estate situated within this state or 
within any state contiguous to this state; but no such invest- 
ment shall be in a loan that exceeds seventy per cent of the 
value of the real estate by which it is secured; except that in- 
vestment may be in a loan which exceeds seventy per cent but 
7iot eighty per cent of the value of the real estate by which 
it is secured, provided that it be secured by a first mortgage on 
real estate in this state containing a dwelling unit for not more 
than four families, and which mortgage shall provide for pay- 
ment of the note within a period of twenty years from the date 
when the first monthly payment shall become due, and the 
first monthly payment shall become due nine months from 
the date of the note or one month from the final disbursement 
of funds, whichever shall first occur, and which payments shall 
include a proportionate share of the amount necessary to pay 
the real estate and other taxes upon such property. No loan 
on mortgage shall be made except upon written application 
showing the date, name of applicant, amount asked for and 
security offered, and except upon report of not less than two 
members of the board of trustees or board of directors, who 
shall certify on said application, according to their best judg- 
ment, on the basis of an appraisal made by one of their mem- 
bers, or by some officer of the bank, or some appraiser em- 
ployed by the bank for the purpose of appraisal, the value of 
the premises to be mortgaged; and such application shall be 
filed and preserved with the records of the corporation. The 
premises so mortgaged shall be revalued in the same manner 
at intervals of not more than five years so long as they are 



222 Chapter 195 1953 

mortgaged to the corporation. If at the time of such revalua- 
tion the amount of the loan is in excess of the percentage of 
the value of the premises mortgaged as allowed above, a suffi- 
cient reduction in the amount of the loan shall be required, 
as promptly as may be practical, to bring the loan to within 
the authorized percentage. In determining whether any loan 
exceeds the authorized percentage of the value of the real 
estate, no consideration shall be given to (1) that portion of 
the obligation which is guaranteed by the Administrator of 
Veterans' Affairs under Title III of the Servicemen's Readjust- 
ment Act of 1944, as amended from time to time, or (2) an 
obligation wholly guaranteed under such title, nor shall any 
bank be restricted to the above authorized percentages on a 
loan secured by property which the borrower is purchasing 
from the bank. 

I-A. Buildings at Hampton. Buildings on land at Hamp- 
ton in the county of Rockingham owned by lessees of real 
estate owned by the town of Hampton and leased by said town 
to Hampton Beach Improvement Company or directly to 
other lessees, together with those owned by sublessees or 
lessees of Hampton Beach Improvement Company or the town 
of Hampton shall be construed to be real estate for the pur- 
poses of paragraph I. 

I-B. Equipment, Machinery and Furnishings on New 
Hampshire Real Estate. Those directly secured by first mort- 
gage on (1) equipment of the types which are accepted for 
mortgage by the Federal Housing Commissioner and which is 
declared by the mortgagor to have been affixed to and become 
a part of the real estate, or (2) equipment, furnishings or ma- 
chinery of a commercial nature; provided, that the value of 
such equipment, furnishings or machinery be appraised in 
accordance Avith paragraph I of this section separately from 
the real estate on which it stands and that the part of a loan 
based upon such equipment, furnishings or machinery shall 
not exceed thirty-three and one-third per cent of the value of 
such equipment, furnishings or machinery, and further pro- 
vided that such equipment, furnishings or machinery be in- 
stalled on real estate located within this state and that such 
real estate is also subject to the same mortgage, in accordance 
with paragraph I of this section, the value of which real estate 
provides security for not less than seventy-five per cent of the 
loan. The equipment, furnishings or machinery so mortgaged 



1953 Chapter 195 223 

shall be revalued in the same manner as above at intervals of 
not more than t\vo years so long as they are mortgaged to the 
corporation. 

II. Loans Insured by the Federal Housing Commissioner 
and Other Guaranteed Loans. Those secured by mortgage on 
real estate situated within or without this state and without 
respect to the value of such real estate if the Federal Housing 
Commissioner has insured, or made commitment to insure, 
such notes and bonds, provided the laws of the United States 
entitle the mortgagee to receive payment of such insurance 
in cash or the debentures hereafter described, and such de- 
bentures issued by the Federal Housing Commissioner as are 
fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United 
States and those wholly guaranteed by the Administrator of 
Veterans' Affairs under Title III of the Servicemen's Readjust- 
ment Act of 1944, as amended from time to time. 

III. Loans Insured by the United States Government 
Through the Secretary of Agriculture. Those secured by 
mortgage on farm real estate within this state without respect 
to the value of such real estate if the Secretary of Agriculture 
has insured, or made commitment to insure, such notes or 
bonds, provided the laws of the United States entitle the mort- 
gagee to receive payment of such insurance in cash. 

IV. Other Real Estate. Those directly secured by first 
mortgage on real estate situated without this state, but entirely 
within the United States, except as provided in paragraph I, 
which at the time of such investment is improved, occupied 
and productive; and no such investment shall be in a loan that 
exceeds fifty per cent of the value of the real estate by which it 
is secured, unless the loan is further secured by a guaranty 
satisfactory to the commissioner, in which case it shall not ex- 
ceed sixty per cent of the value of the real estate by which it 
is secured. In determining whether any loan exceeds the above 
specified percentages of the value of the real estate, no con- 
sideration shall be given to (1) that portion of the obligation 
which is guaranteed by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs 
under Title III of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 
as amended from time to time or (2) an obligation wholly 
guaranteed under such title, nor shall any bank be restricted 
to the above authorized percentages on a loan secured by 
property which the borrower is purchasing from the bank. 



224 Chapter 195 1953 

The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to bonds of 
railroads, utilities, water companies or telephone and telegraph 
companies. No loan or investment shall be made under this 
paragraph upon real estated situated outside of New England 
except through or from an individual, partnership, association 
or corporation duly registered as a dealer in securities in this 
state, nor except upon written application showing the date, 
name of applicant, amount asked for and security offered. 

5. Legal Investments; Collateral and Unsecured Loans. 

The following described loans are legal investments: 

I. Notes secured by any savings account in any savings 
bank or any savings department of a state bank existing under 
the laws of and located in any New England state or any bank 
or banking institution the deposits of which are insured by 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or notes secured 
by any account in a building and loan association or coopera- 
tive bank existing under the laws of and located in this state, 
or notes secured by the shareholder's account in any federal 
savings and loan association located in this state, provided that 
the investment shall not be in excess of one hundred per cent 
of the withdrawal value of said account. 

II. Notes secured by the authorized obligations of the 
United States of America, or notes secured by the authorized 
notes and bonds of this state or any of its municipalities, or 
notes secured by the policy of a life insurance company with a 
cash surrender value, provided that such security shall have 
at all times a market or cash value of at least ten per cent in 
excess of the notes while held by the bank. 

III. Notes secured by securities which are dealt in on 
the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange 
or the Boston Stock Exchange or notes secured by other securi- 
ties which are legal investments in this state, provided that th^ 
market price of said securities shall at all times be at least 
twenty per cent in excess of the amount due upon the notes 
while held by the bank. 

IV. Unsecured. Notes with two or more signers, or one 
or more endorsers, or notes of noncorporate makers whose net 
worth is not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 
No savings bank shall invest under this paragraph, except in 
notes with two or more signers, or one or more endorsers, un- 



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less its guaranty fund is full and unimpaired and the total 
value of its assets as determined by the commissioner exceeds 
the amount of its deposits by at least ten per cent. A bank 
which takes under this paragraph a note payable on demand 
shall demand payment of said note not later than one year 
from the date thereof, but may accept a new note in payment 
of such demand note. The provisions of this paragraph shall 
not apply to notes eligible for insurance by the Federal Hous- 
ing Commissioner, provided a contract of insurance exists 
between the holder and the Federal Housing Commissioner as 
provided in Title I of the National Housing Act. 

6. Legal Investments; Public Obligations. The following 
described securities are legal investments: 

I. United States. The obligations of the United States 
of America, or those for which the faith and credit of the 
United States is pledged to provide for the payment of interest 
and principal. 

II. Local. The authorized bonds and notes of this state, 
or of any of its municipalities. 

III. Other States; Certain Municipalities. The author- 
ized bonds or notes of any state or territory of the United 
States, and of any city of the States of Maine, Vermont, Massa- 
chusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut or New York, whose net 
indebtedness do'es not exceed seven per cent of its assessed 
valuation; or of any other municipality in said states whose 
net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent of such valua- 
tion. 

IV. Other Municipalities of the United States or Canada. 

The authorized bonds and notes of any city with a population 
of fifty thousand inhabitants of any other states or territories 
of the United States other than those specified in paragraph 
III or of the Dominion of Canada, the net indebtedness of 
which city does not exceed seven per cent of its assessed valua- 
tion; and of any other municipality thereof whose net indebt- 
edness does not exceed five per cent of such valuation, pro- 
vided, however, that the bonds or notes of any municipality 
with a population of less than ten thousand inhabitants in 
such states, territories or the Dominion of Canada shall not 
be authorized investments under this paragraph. 

V. Canada. The authorized bonds or notes of the 



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Dominion of Canada or any province thereof, and/or any notes 
or bonds the principal and interest of which are guaranteed 
unconditionally by the Dominion of Canada. 

7. Legal Investments; Railroads. The following described 
securities are legal investments: 

I. Bonds and Notes. All obligations issued, assumed or 
guaranteed by railroad companies and mortgage bonds of com- 
panies controlled by such companies, for the refunding of 
which, mortgage bonds of such railroad companies are specifi- 
cally reserved, provided: 

(a) Such obligations shall not be in default and the rail- 
road company which issued such obligations shall not, at the 
date of investment, be in default as to payment of principal 
or interest of any of its obligations or in the payment of rental 
for leased lines or terminal facilities. 

(b) In the period consisting of the three calendar years 
next preceding the date of investment for which the necessary 
statistical data are available, the railroad company which issued 
such obligations shall have had gross revenues equal to at least 
one quarter of one per cent of the combined gross revenue 
of all Class I railroads exclusive of switching and terminal 
companies. 

(c) In the period consisting of the three, calendar years 
next preceding the date of investment for which the necessary 
statistical data are available, the railroad company which is- 
sued such obligations shall have had an average income avail- 
ble for fixed charges so that: 

(1) Fixed charges coverage, as hereinafter defined, shall 
be at least equal to one and one quarter times the annual 
fixed charges of the said railroad company as of the date of 
investment and shall be at least equal to the average of all 
Class I railroads combined, exclusive of SAvitching and ter- 
minal companies; and 

(2) The margin of safety, as hereinafter defined, shall 
be at least equal to the average of all Class I railroads com- 
bined, exclusive of switching and terminal companies. 

(d) Such obligations shall contain an unconditional prom- 
ise to pay the interest thereon regularly, and to pay the princi- 
pal at a specified date, which promise may be modified, if at 



1953 Chapter 195 227 

all, only by vote of holders of at least seventy-five per cent in 
amount of such obligations. 

(e) Except as hereinafter provided, the terms used in 
paragraphs I, II, III, IV and V of this section shall have the 
meanings given them by the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion in its reports and its System of Uniform Accounts for 
Railroads. 

(1) The term "income available for fixed charges" 
shall mean the amounts so shown in reports to the Interstate 
Commerce Commission except that any federal income taxes 
deducted or any rebates of such taxes included, in arriving at 
such "income available for fixed charges" shall be restored or 
eliminated, respectively, to the end that the net amount to 
be used shall be the income available for charges before fed- 
eral income tax charges or credits. 

(2) The term "annual fixed charges" shall mean the 
sum of fixed annual interest on all indebtedness outstanding 
at the date of investment plus the annual rental for leased 
roads which is called for under the terms of the lease or leases 
in the light of the capitalization of such leased road or roads 
as of the date of investment, except that interest on indebted- 
ness which is to be retired with funds in hand at the date of 
investment under the terms of a binding agreement shall be 
excluded from such annual fixed charges. 

(3) As applied to individual operating railroad com- 
panies, the term "fixed charges coverage" shall mean the quo- 
tient obtained by dividing the average income available for 
charges in the three calendar years immediately preceding 
the date of investment by the annual fixed charges at the date 
of investment. As applied to all Class I railroads combined, 
said words shall mean the quotient obtained by dividing the 
average income available for charges in the three calendar 
years immediately preceding the date of investment by the 
combined fixed charges for the calendar year immediately 
preceding the date of investment. 

(4) As applied to individual operating railroad com- 
panies, the "margin of safety" shall be determined by de- 
ducting from the average income available for charges in the 
three calendar years last preceding the date of investment the 
fixed charges at the date of investment, and thereafter dividing 
the remainder by the average gross revenues in said three 



228 Chapter 195 1953 

calendar years. As applied to all Class I railroads combined, 
the "margin of safety" shall be determined by deducting 
from the average income available for charges in the three 
calendar years last preceding the date of investment the fixed 
charges in the calendar year immediately preceding the date 
of investment, and therafter dividing the remainder by the 
average gross revenues in said three calendar years. 

(5) Obligations shall be deemed to include only bonds 
and notes issued or assumed by a railroad company and un- 
conditionally guaranteed as to the payment of principal and 
interest by such a company. If such a company has acquired 
a line of railroad subject to the lien of previously existing 
bonds and shall have subsequently issued bonds of its own, 
which bonds are secured, in whole or in part, by a junior lien 
on such line of railroad, then the company shall be deemed, 
for the purposes of this clause, to have assumed the previously 
existing bonds. 

II. Terminal Companies; Bridge Companies. All mort- 
gage bonds and notes of terminal, depot, tunnel or bridge 
companies, assumed or guaranteed, jointly and severally, as 
to principal and interest by railroad companies; and provided 
that at least one such guarantor railroad company meets in 
all respects the requirements of paragraph I. 

III. Equipment Securities. Equipment obligations is- 
sued, assumed or guaranteed as to principal and interest (1) 
by railroad companies incorporated in the United States or 
in one of the states thereof, or (2) by the Canadian National 
Railways or constituent corporations of the system owned 
or controlled by the Canadian National Railways, or secured 
as to principal and interest through the medium of a trustee 
by a prior lien on equipment leased to such companies or the 
Canadian National Railways or its constituent corporations; 
provided: 

(a) Such equipment obligations shall not be in default 
and the railroad company which is the obligor or guarantor 
in respect to such obligations shall not, at the date of invest- 
ment, be in default as to payment of principal or interest of 
any of its obligations or in the payment of rental for leased 
lines or terminal facilities, but nothing in this subdivision 
shall prevent investment in equipment obligations issued, 
assumed or guaranteed by a railroad company which shall 



1953 Chapter 195 229 

have undergone financial readjustment under provisions ot 
the federal bankruptcy laws or through equity receivership. 

(b) In the period consisting of the three calendar years 
next preceding the date of investment the railroad company 
which has issued, assumed or guaranteed such obligations shall 
have had gross revenues equal to at least one quarter of one 
per cent of the combined gross revenues of all Class I railroads 
exclusive of switching and terminal companies. 

(c) The railroad company which shall have issued, as- 
sumed or guaranteed such equipment obligations shall have 
had, in the three calendar years next preceding the date of in- 
vestment, an average of net railway operating income at least 
equal to its total annual fixed charges as of the date of in- 
vestment, and at least equal to three times the annual interest 
on all its equipment obligations outstanding as of the date of 
investment, and at least equal to eight per cent of its average 
gross revenues in the same three years. 

(d) Such equipment obligations shall be secured by a first 
lien on, or by a lease of, or conditional sale of, new railroad 
equipment of standard gauge, free from any other encum- 
brance, for the purchase of which obligations were issued at 
not exceeding eighty per cent of the purchase price of such 
equipment, provided, that, pending the completion and de- 
livery of the equipment, such obligations may be secured by 
cash, deposited with or to the credit of the trustee under the 
instrument under which such securities were issued in an 
amount not less than the principal amount of all such obliga- 
tions outstanding. 

(e) The instrument under which such equipment obliga- 
tions are issued, or the lease or conditional sale of such equip- 
ment, shall provide for the proper maintenance and replace- 
ment of such equipment, and for the payment of the entire is- 
sue of such obligations in not exceeding fifteen approximately 
equal annual, or in thirty approximately equal semi-annual, in- 
stallments from the date of issue, without the release of any part 
of the lien or interest in any part of the equipment securing 
such obligations until the entire issue of the series so secured 
shall have been paid or redeemed, provided, that such instru- 
ment may permit the release therefrom of any equipment 
covered thereby upon the condition that, as security in lieu 
thereof, there shall be deposited with or to the credit of the 



230 Chapter 195 1953 

trustee under the instrument, cash or bonds, notes or certi- 
ficates of indebtedness of the United States of America, or of 
any state thereof, equivalent to the fair value of the equip- 
ment released, and that such deposit may be subsequetly in 
whole or in part withdrawn and used for the purchase of ad- 
ditional railroad equipment of standard gauge, to be substi- 
tuted in lieu thereof free from any other encumbrance, of 
material and construction substantially as good as, and of a 
value equal to the value of, the equipment previously released. 

(f) The term "net railway operating income" shall mean 
the amount so shown in reports to the Interstate Commerce 
Commission except that any federal income taxes deducted, or 
rebates of such taxes included, in arriving at such "net rail- 
way operating income" shall be restored or eliminated, re- 
spectively, to the end that the net amount to be used shall be 
the net railway operating income before federal income tax 
charges or credits. 

IV. Preferred Stock. The preferred stock of railroad 
companies provided: 

(a) All securities senior to such stock are legal investments 
hereunder; and 

(b) The coverage for dividends on preferred stock shall 
be at least equal to the average of coverage for fixed charges 
of all Class I railroads combined; and 

(c) The balance remaining after payment of dividends on 
all preferred stock shall be at least equal to the average bal- 
ance remaining after fixed charges of all Class I railroads com- 
bined; and 

(d) In computing the coverage for preferred stock divi- 
dends and the balance remaining after payment of such divi- 
dends, the sum of the following items shall be used: (i) fixed 
charges, (ii) contingent interest, (iii) preferred dividends, and 
(iv) an amount equal to corporate federal income taxes at the 
effective rate at the time of investment such as would leave 
earnings equal to the preferred dividend requirements. 

V. Common Stock. The common stock of railroad com- 
panies provided: 

(a) All securities senior to such stock are legal investments 
hereunder; and 



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(b) The stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange; 
and 

(c) The stock is traded in one hundred share lots; and 

(d) The stock shall have earned and paid a dividend in 
each of the three years next preceding investment. 

8. Legal Investments; Utility Companies. The following 
described securities are legal investments: 

I. Funded Debt Obligations. Funded debt obligations 
issued, assumed or guaranteed as to principal and interest by 
utility companies and funded debt obligations of companies 
controlled by such utility companies, for the refunding of 
which, mortgage bonds of such utility companies are speci- 
fically reserved, provided: 

(a) Such companies have an annual gross operating rev- 
enue of at least five million dollars; and 

(b) The total funded debt does not exceed sixty per cent 
of the total capital; and 

(c) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the net income, after all taxes, available for in- 
terest on the total outstanding funded debt shall be at least 
two times all interest paid during such years on the total out- 
standing funded debt during such years; and 

(d) The obligation of the company to pay interest on the 
funded debt obligation is fixed and absolute subject only to 
laws of general application affecting the rights and remedies 
of mortgagees and creditors. 

"Funded debt" as used in this section shall mean all in- 
terest bearing obligations having a maturity of more than one 
year from their dates of issue. 

"Total capital" as used in this section shall mean the sum 
of (1) the aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 
funded debt, (2) the aggregate amount of par or stated capital 
represented by all outstanding preferred and common stock 
including premiums, if any, on such preferred and common 
stock and (3) surplus accounts. 

II. Preferred Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of senior preference, and also such stock of those junior prefer- 
ences which when combined with the senior preference stock 



232 Chapter 195 1953 

meet the requirements herein established, of utility com- 
panies, provided: 

(a) The funded debt obligations, if any, are legal invest- 
ments hereunder; and 

(b) Such companies have an annual gross operating rev- 
enue of at least ten million dollars; and 

• (c) The aggregate amount of par or stated capital repre- 
sented by all outstanding common stock including premiums, 
if any, on common stock plus surplus accounts shall equal at 
least twenty-seven and one-half per cent of total capital; and 

(d) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the amount available for dividends on common 
stock shall have been a sum equal to not less than ten per cent 
of the gross operating revenues for such years; and 

(e) In at least three of the four years next preceding the 
investment the net income, after all taxes, available for in- 
terest on all debt and dividends on the preferred stock shall 
have been at least one and one-half times the sum of (1) the 
interest paid on all debt and (2) the dividends paid on the 
preferred stock, during such years. 

III. Common Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of utility companies, provided: 

(a) All securities senior to such stock are legal invest- 
ments hereunder; and 

(b) Such companies have an annual gross operating rev- 
enue of at least seventeen million five hundred thousand dol- 
lars; and 

(c) The common stock is listed on some stock exchange. 

9. Legal Investments; Water Companies. The following 
described securities are legal investments: 

I. Bonds. The mortgage and debenture bonds issued, 
assumed or guaranteed as to principal and interest by water 
companies, provided: 

(a) Such companies have an annual gross revenue of at 
least two million dollars; and 

(b) The mortgage debt does not exceed sixty per cent of 
the total capital; and 



1953 Chapter 195 233 

(c) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the net income available for interest, after all taxes, 
shall be at least two times interest obligations; and 

(d) Combined common stock and surplus equals at least 
twenty per cent of total capital; and 

(e) The obligation to pay interest is fixed and absolute; 
and 

(f) Further provided, as to debenture bonds only, that the 
total funded debt does not exceed sixty per cent of the total 
capital. 

II. Preferred Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of senior preference, and also such stock of those junior prefer- 
ences which when combined with the senior preference stock 
meet the requirements herein established, of water companies, 
provided: 

(a) The bonds, if any, are legal investments hereunder; 
and 

(b) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment at least ten per cent of the gross revenue shall have 
remained after payment of all taxes, interest charges and all 
regular preferred dividends; and 

(c) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the net income available for interest and divi- 
dends on such preferred stock, after all taxes, shall be at least 
one and three-fourths times interest obligations and dividend 
requirements on such preferred stock. 

III. Common Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of water companies, provided: 

(a) All securities senior to such stock are legal investments 
hereunder; and 

(b) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the income available for the common stock of such 
companies shall have been not less than the dividends paid. 

10. Legal Investments; Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
panies. The following described securities are legal invest- 
ments: 

I. Bonds and Notes. Bonds and notes issued, assumed or 
guaranteed as to principal and interest by telephone, tele- 



234 Chapter 195 1953 

graph or telephone and telegraph companies, provided: 

(a) Such companies have an annual gross revenue of at 
least forty million dollars; and 

(b) The bonds outstanding do not exceed forty-five per 
cent of the total capital; and 

(c) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the interest charges on the entire debt shall have 
been earned at least three times. 

II. Preferred Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of senior preference, and also such stock of those junior prefer- 
ences which when combined with the senior preference stock 
meet the requirements herein established, of such companies, 
provided: 

(a) The bonds, if any, are legal investments hereunder; 
and 

(b) The net income available for interest and dividends 
on such stock, after all taxes, shall be at least two times in- 
terest obligations and dividend requirements on such pre- 
ferred stock; and 

(c) Common stock and surplus combined equal at least 
thirty per cent of total capital. 

III. Common Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of such companies, provided: 

(a) All securities senior to such stock are legal invest- 
ments hereunder; and 

(b) In at least three of the four years next preceding such 
investment the income available for the common stock divi- 
dends of such companies shall have been not less than the divi- 
dends paid. 

11. Legal Investments; New Hampshire Companies. The 

following described securities are legal investments: 

I. Bonds and Notes. The bonds and notes issued, as- 
sumed or guaranteed by any industrial company organized 
under the laws of this state or carrying on its principal manu- 
facturing within this state, provided: 

(a) Such company shall have, at the date of investment, 
a net worth of at least two hundred and fifty thousand dollars; 
and 



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(b) In at least four of the five years next preceding the 
date of investment, such company shall have earned net in- 
come of not less than twice the interest upon the obligations 
in question and all other obligations of corresponding or prior 
lien. 

II. Capital Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock of 
any industrial company organized under the laws of this state 
or carrying on its principal manufacturing within this state, 
provided: 

(a) All securities, if any, senior to such stock are legal 
investments hereunder, and such company shall have at the 
date of such investment a net worth of at least one million 
dollars. 

(b) In at least four of the five years next preceding the 
date of investment, such company shall have earned net in- 
come available for dividends on the entire outstanding issue 
of the stock in question of not less than four per cent on the 
par or stated value of such stock. 

(c) No bank shall hold more than five per cent of the 
outstanding stock of any such company. 

12. Legal Investments; Insurance Stock. The following de- 
scribed securities are legal investments: 

I. Fire Insurance Companies. The dividend-paying capi- 
tal stock of any fire insurance company incorporated in the 
United States or one of the states thereof outside of New 
Hampshire and licensed to do business as a fire insurance com- 
pany under the laws of this state having a total capital stock 
of at least two million dollars and having combined capital 
stock and surplus of not less than the amount of its unearned 
premiums, provided: 

(a) That such company shall have been engaged in such 
business for at least ten years; and 

(b) In at least four of the five years next preceding in- 
vestment such company shall have earned net income avail- 
able for dividends of at least four per cent on the par or 
stated value of the entire outstanding issue of the stock in 
question; and 

(c) Shall have paid a dividend on such stock in each of 
the five years next preceding investment. 



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II. New Hampshire Insurance Companies. The divi- 
dend-paying capital stock of any insurance company organ- 
ized under the laws of and doing business in this state and 
having a combined capital stock and surplus of not less than 
two million dollars and provided that such company in at 
least four of the five years next preceding investment shall 
have earned net income available for dividends of at least 
four per cent on the par or stated value of the entire out- 
standing issue of the stock in question; and no bank shall 
hold more than five per cent of the outstanding stock of any 
such company. 

13. Legal Investments; Bank Stock. The following de- 
scribed securities are legal investments: 

I. New Hampshire Banks. The capital stock of any 
banking or trust company, or the special deposits of any 
guaranty savings banks incorporated under the laws of this 
state and doing business therein, and the capital stock of any 
national bank in this state; but the amount of such stock or 
special deposits held by any savings bank as an investment and 
as collateral for loans shall not exceed one-fourth of the total 
capital stock or special deposits of such banking or trust com- 
pany or guaranty savings bank or national bank. 

II. Other Banks. The capital stock of any national bank, 
banking or trust company in the United States or one of the 
states thereof which is a member of the Federal Reserve System 
and is located in a city having a population of not less than 
five hundred thousand, and provided: 

(a) The combined capital stock, surplus and undivided 
profits of such banking or trust company shall be at least ten 
million dollars; and 

(b) The combined surplus and undivided profits of such 
banking or trust company shall be at least equal to its capital 
stock; and 

(c) A dividend in cash shall have been earned and paid 
in each of the five fiscal years next preceding investment. 

14. Legal Investments; Investment Trust Shares. The fol- 
lowing described securities are legal investments: 

I. Investment Trust Shares. The shares of any manage- 
ment type investment company or investment trust which is 



1953 Chapter 195 237 

registered as an "open-end company" under the Federal In- 
vestment Company Act of 1940 as from time to time amended 
and which is also authorized for sale by the Insurance Com- 
missioner of the State of New Hampshire, if said company or 
trust (a) shall have been in existence for at least ten years, and 
(b) shall have net assets of not less than ten million dollars at 
the date of purchase, and (c) shall have outstanding no bonds, 
debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or any 
stock having priority over the shares being purchased either 
as to distribution of assets or payment of dividends, and (d) 
shall have paid annual dividends from investment income in 
each of the ten years next preceding said purchase, and (e) 
during each of the two years next preceding said purchase shall 
not have made any distribution from realized capital gains 
except during (1) the last quarter of the Federal taxable year 
of said company or trust and/or (2) such further period after 
the close of such taxable year as is permitted under Section 362 
of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, as from time to time 
amended, for use by said company or trust by way of reduction 
of its tax, and (f) shall not permit the maximum load or com- 
mission to be charged upon the sale of its shares, to exceed 
seven and one-half per cent of the sum of its asset value per 
share, plus the load or commission charged, adjusted to the 
nearest full cent; provided, however, that the total amount of 
such shares which may be held by any savings bank as an in- 
vestment and as collateral security for loans shall not exceed 
five per cent of the total assets of such investment company 
or investment trust. 

15. Legal Investments; Industrial Securities. The follow- 
ing described securities are legal investments: 

I. Bonds and Notes. All obligations issued, assumed or 
guaranteed by industrial corporations incorporated in and 
doing business in the United States and having a date of 
maturity not more than thirty years from the date of invest- 
ment, provided: 

(a) Such corporation shall have had in the five years next 
preceding investment an average gross income of at least ten 
million dollars and average net income available for dividends 
of at least one million dollars; and 

(b) The debt of such corporation, including current lia- 
bilities at the end of the year next preceding such investment, 



238 Chapter 195 1953 

shall not exceed fifty per cent of the gross assets le^ all re- 
serves; and 

(c) The net working capital of such corporation shall be 
at least two times the total bonds and/or debentures at the end 
of the year next preceding investment; and 

(d) Such corporation shall, in the five years next preceding 
investment, (1) have earned the interest charges on its entire 
debt an average of at least four times, and (2) in no more than 
two of these five years have earned such interest charges only 
two times, and (3) in the year next preceding investment have 
earned such interest charges at least three times. 

II. Preferred Stock. The dividend-paying stock of senior 
preference of industrial corporations incorporated in and 
doing business in the United States which have assets, after 
reserves for depreciation, depletion and obsolescence, of at 
least ten million dollars, provided: 

(a) Such corporation shall have originally issued at least 
one hundred and fifty thousand shares of such stock; and 

(b) All securities of such corporation senior to the pre- 
ferred stock, if any, are legal investments hereunder and do 
not exceed more than fifteen per cent of total capital; and 

(c) Such corporation shall, in four of the five years next 
preceding investment, have earned its preferred dividend re- 
quirements, including interest, if any, at least three times; and 

(d) The dividends on such stock shall be cumulative and 
have been paid regularly and in full in each of the ten years 
next preceding investment; or 

(e) If such stock has been issued within ten years of the 
date of investment, the dividends on such stock shall be cumu- 
lative and have been paid in full in every year since its is- 
suance and provided the corporation which issued such stock 
shall have had earnings during each of those ten years equal 
pro forma to at least three times overall coverage. 

in. Common Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock 
of industrial corporations incorporated in and doing business 
in the United States which have tangible assets of at least 
twenty million dollars provided: 

(a) Such corporation shall have at least one million shares 
of such stock outstanding; and 



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(b) Such stock shall be listed and traded in one hundred 
share lots on the New York Stock Exchange or American Stock 
Exchange or listed on the Boston Stock Exchange; and 

(c) All securities senior to such stock are legal invest- 
ments hereunder; and 

(d) Common stock and surplus combined must equal at 
least seventy per cent of the total capital of such corporation; 
and 

(e) Such corporation shall have had net earnings available 
for the common stock in at least four of the five years next 
preceding investment; and 

(f) The stock shall have earned and paid a dividend in 
at least four of the five years next preceding investment. 

16. Other Legal Investments. The following described se- 
curities are legal investments: 

I. Securities of Corporations Under the Supervision of the 
Farm Credit Administration. Bonds issued under the provi- 
sions of the Federal Farm Loan Act, debentures issued by the 
Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, and debentures issued by 
the Central Bank for Cooperatives. 

II. Securities of the Federal Home Loan Banks. Capital 
stock, debentures, or other securities issued under the pro- 
visions of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act. 

III. Bankers' Acceptances. Acceptances of member banks 
of the Federal Reserve System of the kinds and maturities made 
eligible for rediscount and purchase by Federal Reserve Banks. 

IV. International Bank for Reconstruction and Develop 
ment. The obligations issued or guaranteed by the Interna- 
tional Bank for Reconstruction and Development, provided 
that such obligations are payable in dollars in the United 
Sttaes, and that the principal office of the obligor is, at the 
time of making such investment, located within the United 
States. 

17. Participating Loans. 

I. Authorization. Participating loans as defined in sec- 
tion 1, paragraph XV of this chapter shall be legal investments 
subject to the provisions of this subdivision. 

II. Limitations. No participating loan shall be made 



240 Chapter 195 1953 

unless a copy or summary of the original written application 
by the borrower is supplied to the participating lender by the 
originating lender, and unless at least two members of the 
board of trustees or board of directors of the participating 
lender shall certify on the copy or summary of the original 
application, according to their best judgment, on the basis of 
an appraisal made by one of their members, or by some officer 
of the bank, or some appraiser employed by the bank for the 
purpose of appraisal, the value of the premises to be mort- 
srasfed. 

III. Participation Certificates. Each participating lender 
shall obtain a participation certificate from the originating 
lender. Such participation certificate shall set forth the full 
amount of the loan, the name and extent of participation of 
each participating lender, the date and terms of amortization 
of the loan, and that the originating lender holds a note and 
mortgage duly executed by the borrower for the full amount 
of the loan. In case of any change in the names of or the ex- 
tent of the participation of participating lenders, a new and 
substituted participation certificate shall be issued to each 
participating lender. 

IV. Copy Filed. Each participating lender shall hold 
and file in its records a certified, photostatic or executed copy 
of the participating agreement, and any amendment thereof. 

V. Participation Agreement. No participating loan shall 
be made unless a participation agreement shall be executed 
which shall incorporate: the extent of participation by origi- 
nating and participating lenders; provision that, if legal right 
therefor exists, foreclosure proceedings shall be instituted by 
the originating lender upon written request by participating 
lenders representing a majority of the amount of the total out- 
standing loan; provision that, if legal right to foreclosure 
exists, the originating lender, within sixty days of written no- 
tice of desire to withdraw by any participating lender, shall 
institute foreclosure proceedings or pay to such participating 
lender the amount currently due such lender. In case of any 
change in the names of or the extent of the participation of 
participating lenders, the participation agreement shall be 
amended accordingly. 

VI. Insurance Statement. The originating lender shall 
submit to and each participating lender shall keep on file, a 



1953 Chapter 195 241 

certified statement signed by one of the officers of the origi- 
nating lender showing the amount and type of insurance on 
the mortgaged property. 

VII. Exclusion. Nothing in this section shall be deemed 
to apply to participating or other loans by persons, firms or 
corporations other than those falling within the definition of 
"participating lender" as set forth in section 1, paragraph XIV 
of this chapter. 

18. Prudent Investments. Not exceeding five per cent of 
the deposits of a savings bank or the savings department of 
banking and trust companies may be invested, subject to the 
limitations expressed in section 3 of this chapter, in securities 
which are not authorized investments under the other sections 
of this chapter but which are prudent investments for such a 
bank to make, provided: 

(a) The bank making such investment shall have capital 
funds equal to at least ten per cent of its deposits; and 

(b) The securities being purchased under the authoriza- 
tion of this section do not, when added to all other securities 
then owned by the bank, the purchase of which would not 
then be authorized by the other sections of this chapter, exceed 
five per cent of its deposits. 

19. Safe Deposit Business; Buildings. Any savings bank 
may engage in the business commonly known as safe deposit 
business either by owning vaults on its premises or by owning 
the stock of a corporation organized under the laws of this 
state to conduct such business located on the premises of such 
bank. No savings bank shall expend in the acquisition of such 
stock and in the purchase, construction, or remodeling of any 
building or vaults, for the purpose in whole or in part, of ac- 
commodating the business of such bank, a greater sum than 
the amount of its unimpaired capital funds, except as it is 
authorized to do so by the commissioner. 

20. Real Estate. Any savings bank may hold and lease real 
estate acquired in payment of a pre-existing debt owed to the 
bank, by foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise; but all taxes, 
foreclosure expenses and cost of maintenance shall be paid 
out of the income of the bank. 

21. Escrow Powers. Any savings bank may hold in escrow 
any written instrument, money, evidence of title to real or 



242 Chapter 195 1953 

personal property or any other thing of value which may come 
into its possession in the course of making and servicing in- 
vestments authorized by this chapter. 

22. Deposits of Cash. Deposits of cash may be made only 
in some national bank located in the New England states or 
in the cities of New York and Philadelphia, or in some bank 
or trust company incorporated under the laws of this state or 
Massachusetts, or in some bank or trust company incorporated 
under the laws of the state of New York and located in New 
York .City or in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston by 
banks which are members thereof. 

23. Officers' and Trustees' Liability. If any officer or trus- 
tee of any savings bank or savings department of a banking 
and trust company shall knowingly and wilfully violate any 
of the provisions of law regulating and limiting investments 
of savings banks, he shall, in addition to the penalties other- 
wise prescribed, be personally liable for all loss which the bank 
shall suffer by reason of such illegal investment; and it shall 
be the duty of the commissioner to sue for and recover such 
loss in an action of debt for the benefit of such bank. 

24. Registration of Certificates, Etc. All certificates for 
shares of stock, certificates of interest, or registered bonds 
o^vned by any bank shall be registered in the name of the bank. 

25. List of Legal Investments. Within the first ten days of 
November of each year the commissioner shall prepare a list 
of all securities which, under his rulings, are then legal in- 
vestments under sections 7 through 15 inclusive of this chapter. 
The commissioner shall each month issue supplements noting 
any changes in the investment list which have taken place 
since the prior full list was published. Said list shall at all 
times be open to public inspection and a copy thereof shall 
be sent to every savings bank and trust company. In the prep- 
aration of any list which the commissioner is required to fur- 
nish, he may employ such expert assistance as he deems proper 
or may rely upon information contained in publications which 
he deems authoritative in reference to such matters; and he 
shall be in no way held responsible for the omission from such 
list of any securities which conform to the provisions of this 
section, nor for the inclusion therein of any securities which 
do not so conform. 



1953 Chapter 196 243 

26. Classification of Investments. In the event that an in- 
vestment is made which is authorized by two or more sections 
of this chapter, not including section 18, the bank making 
such investment shall designate in its records and in its report 
to the commissioner, by authority of which section of this 
chapter it has made such investment and, so long as such in- 
vestment is held by the bank and it continues to be a legal 
investment under the section so designated, the designation 
aforesaid shall be binding upon all concerned in all matters 
arising under and pertaining to the laws of this state. 

27. Retention of Securities. Any security which at the 
time of its purchase constituted a legal investment under the 
laws and conditions then existing may be retained notwith- 
standing the fact that, because of changes in the law relating 
to legal investments or because of conditions arising subse- 
quent to the purchase of such security, its purchase might not 
then be legal. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF 

PHARMACY. 

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

1. Board of Pharmacy. Amend section 33 of chapter 256 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 4, chapter 280, 
Laws of 1949, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 33. Rules and Regulations. The 
board may make and promulgate necessary rules and regula- 
tions governing the procedure of the board and the registra- 
tion of pharmacies hereunder and for the enforcement of this 
chapter and the carrying out of the intent and purposes herein 
expressed. It may prescribe and print all application forms 
and blanks required under the provisions of this chapter. Any 
person violating any of the rules and regulations promulgated 
hereunder shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than five 
hundred dollars. 



244 Chapter 197 1953 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 197. 

AN ACT RELATING TO STUDENTS ATTENDING EDUCATIONAL INSTITU- 
TIONS UNDER RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS. 

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

1. Pbrpose. The sums appropriated under the provisions 
of this act shall be used for the purpose of contributing to the 
operational costs at colleges and universities, of qualified and 
accepted New Hampshire residents, pursuant to reciprocal 
agreements and arrangements in the educational field as exe- 
cuted and approved by the trustees of the university of New 
Hampshire. 

2. Payments from funds. The amount that may be or may 
become due to any college, university, or institution shall be 
payable by the state treasurer to such institution from the fund 
hereby created, upon certification by the board of trustees of 
the university of New Hampshire. Said board, before ap- 
proving such vouchers, shall satisfy itself that such student 
would be unable to receive the course of instruction at any 
institution of public education in New Hampshire, and shall 
satisfy itself that the charge made by said institution is in ac- 
cordance with the terms and conditions of the reciprocal 
agreement in effect between university of New Hampshire 
and the charging institution. 

3. Appropriation. There shall be appropriated the sum 
of six thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, 
and a like sum for the year ending June 30, 1955, and annually 
thereafter to carry out the provisions of this act, and if the 
sum so appropriated for any year is not entirely used, the 
remaining shall not lapse; provided, however, that no indi- 
vidual shall be eligible to receive the benefits provided for 
by this act for a period of more than four years. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 198 245 

CHAPTER 198. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NEW HAMPSHIRE TRI-STATE COMMISSION. 

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

1. Tri-State Commission Established. There is hereby 
created a commission to be known as the New Hampshire Tri- 
State Commission, which shall consist of five appointive mem- 
bers of the general court as follows: two members of said com- 
mission shall be members of the house and appointed by the 
speaker of the house; one member of said commission shall be 
a member of the senate, to be appointed by the president of 
the senate; and two members of said commission shall be ap- 
pointed by the governor, of which one shall be from the mem- 
bership of the house and one shall be from the membership 
of the senate. 

2. Term of Office. Members shall be appointed for terms 
of five years each, one member of which shall be designated as 
chairman thereof by the membership thereof. 

3. Vacancies; Tenure. In case of a vacancy occuring by 
death or resignation, it shall be filled by appointment for the 
unexpired term by the appointive authority as provided in 
section 1. The members of said commission shall serve until 
their successors are appointed and qualified. Any member of 
said commission whose term of office as a legislator expires 
without reelection shall become an ex officio member of said 
commission for the balance of his unexpired term and it shall 
be the duty and responsibility of the appointive officer to ap- 
point to said commission an active member thereof from the 
appropriate body of the general court in accordance with sec- 
tion I. The members of the commission shall serve without 
compensation but shall be entitled to mileage at the legisla- 
tive mileage rate while attending any meeting of the com- 
mission, provided, however, that no member shall receive for 
such mileage and expenses more than three hundred dollars 
for the biennium. 

4. Expenditures. The commission shall be entitled to re- 
imbursement for necessary clerical expenses and supplies pro- 
vided such expenses and mileage shall not exceed the amount 
appropriated. 



246 Chapter 198 1953 

5. Duties. It shall be the duty of the commission, in the 
furtherance of tri-state cooperation and agreements: 

I. To prepare, coordinate and present recommended legis- 
lation in the fields of education, welfare, correction, hospital- 
ization, and related activities, to the general court for appro- 
priate action. 

II. To study and investigate problems connected with 
the general health and welfare of the citizens of New Hamp- 
shire in the specified fields. 

III. To conduct investigations, studies, and research to 
determine economical and practical means and methods of 
interstate cooperation in the fields of welfare, education, cor- 
rection and hospitalization. 

IV. To cooperate with other public or private agencies 
in the conduct of such studies, investigations and research. 

V. To do all work necessary relative to the establishment 
of reciprocal agreements in the fields sought to be covered by 
this chapter. 

VI. To confer with responsible authorities of other states 
relative to methods, means and measures to be employed in 
the effective cooperation and coordination with sister states in 
the fields of education, welfare, correction and hospitalization 
and their related activities. 

VII. To submit to the legislature recommendations rel- 
ative to the adoption of interstate compacts, agreements, or 
uniform laws pertaining to the fields sought to be covered by 
this chapter. 

VIII. To utilize fully the facilities of the state, it shall 
be the duty of all of the agencies to cooperate and render such 
assistance as may be necessary to carry out the provision of 
this chapter. 

6. Appropriation. The sum of two thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated to carry out the provisions hereof during 
the biennium ending June 30, 1955. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 199, 200 247 

CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL TAKING OF CLAMS 
AND TO HELPERS LICENSES FOR TAKING OF LOBSTERS AND CRABS. 

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

1. Taking Clams. Amend section 64 of chapter 245 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by chapter 124, Laws of 1943, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 64. Penalty. Whoever violates a provision of sec- 
tion 63, or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder 
relative to taking or possessing clams, shall be fined not more 
than ten dollars. 

2. Taking Lobsters and Crabs. Amend chapter 245 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 42-a, as inserted by 
section 1, chapter 12, Laws of 1950, the following new section: 
42-b. Helper's License. Any person licensed under the pro- 
visions of section 42 may secure a helper's license which shall 
entitle him to have the assistance of a person in the taking of 
lobsters and crabs. Said license may be transferred to any one 
helper employed by said licensee but shall not be transferred 
to a person who previously had a lobster license which was 
suspended. The fee for a helper's license shall be ten dollars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POSTING OF LAND. 

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

1. Trespass. Amend section 14-a of chapter 442 of the Re- 
vised Laws as inserted by section 2, chapter 171, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 14-a. Penalty. Whoever without right enters 



248 Chapter 200 1953 

upon the cultivated land of another which has been posted 
with notices as described in section 14-b, shall be fined not 
more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not more than six 
months, or both. Whoever without right, when carrying fire- 
arms, enters upon land within two hundred yards of an in- 
habited dwelling in a remote place surrounded by woods 
which has been marked with notices as provided for said land 
in section 14-b, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars. 

2. Isolated Dwellings. Amend section 14-b of chapter 442 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by section 2, chapter 171 of 
the Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 14-b. Notices. The notices re- 
ferred to in section 14-a shall conform to the following re- 
quirements: Posting notices shall be of durable material with 
the words NO HUNTING or TRESPASSING, printed with 
block letters not less than two inches in height, and shall con- 
tain also the name and address of the owner or lessee of such 
land. Such signs shall be not more than one hundred yards 
apart and shall be posted also at the gates, bars and com- 
monly used entrances. Notices on land within two hundred 
yards of an inhabited dwelling in a remote place surrounded 
by woods shall be placed as provided for posting notices herein 
and shall read NO HUNTING, NO TRESPASSING, OCCU- 
PIED DWELLING WITHIN 200 YARDS and shall contain 
the name and address of the owner or lessee. 

3. Cultivated Land. Amend section 14-c of chapter 442 of 
the Revised Laws as inserted by section 2, chapter 171 of the 
Laws of 1951, by striking out the word "cleared" in the second 
and third lines so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 14-c. Definition. Cultivated land within the mean- 
ing of this chapter is defined as land from which an annual 
crop is taken, orchards, land upon which domestic animals 
annually graze and land which is either burned or cut over 
once in every two years. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 201 249 

CHAPTER 201. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION^ DEMOLITION AND 

REPAIR WORK. 

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

1. Building Construction, Demolition and Repair Work. 

Amend chapter 212 of the Revised Laws by adding the fol- 
lowing subdivision after section 39: 

Building Construction and Repair Work 

39-a. Scaffolding and Other Devices for Use of Employees. 

A person employing or directing another to perform labor of 
any kind in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, paint- 
ing, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall fur- 
nish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected for the per- 
formance of such labor, scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, 
hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices 
which shall be so constructed, placed and operated as to give 
proper protection to a person so employed or directed. 39-b. 
Requirements. Scaffolding or staging more than fourteen feet 
from the ground or floor, swung or suspended from an over- 
head support or erected with stationary supports, except scaf- 
folding wholly within the interior of a building and covering 
the entire floor space of any room therein, shall have a safety 
rail of suitable material properly attached, bolted, braced or 
otherwise secured, rising at least thirty-four inches above the 
floor or main portions of such scaffolding or staging and ex- 
tending along the entire length of the outside and the ends 
thereof, with only such openings as may be necessary for the 
delivery of materials. Such scaffolding or staging shall be so 
fastened as to prevent it from swaying from the building or 
structure. 39-c. Weight Requirement. All scaffolding shall 
be so constructed as to bear four times the maximum weight 
required to be dependent therefrom or placed thereon when 
in use. 39-d. Duty of Commissioner. The commissioner shall 
immediately inspect a scaffold, ladder, or device concerning 
Avhich complaint is made. He shall attach to every scaffold, lad- 
der, or device that he inspects a certificate stating that he has 
made the inspection and has found the same safe or unsafe 
as the case may be. If unsafe, the commissioner shall at once, 
in writing, notify the person responsible for the scaffold, lad- 



250 Chapter 202 1953 

der, or mechanical device of the fact and shall prohibit the 
use of it by him or by any other person until all danger is re- 
moved by alteration, reconstruction or replacement as the 
commissioner may direct. Such notice may be served per- 
sonally upon the person responsible or by affixing it con- 
spicuously to the scaffold, ladder, or device declared unsafe. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SLOT MACHINES. 

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

1. Common Nuisance. Amend section 11 of chapter 447 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 11. Gambling Machines. Any 
device, mechanism, or slot machine, including the type known 
as the one-armed bandits, which is used for or is capable of 
being used to discharge any money or tokens; or any device, 
mechanism or slot machine which is used to discharge money 
or any tokens that may be exchanged for money, or which is 
used to display or reveal any symbol entitling any person by 
reason of such display to receive money, is hereby declared to 
be a common nuisance and shall be seized upon detection by 
any police officer, sheriff, constable or deputy, and the same 
shall be forfeited in the manner provided in chapter 432 of 
the Revised Laws. 

2. Possession. Further amend said chapter 447 by inserting 
after said section 11 a new section as follows: 11-a. Posses- 
sion, Penalty. Any person who shall have in his possession or 
upon his premises a device, mechanism or slot machine de- 
clared by section 11 of this chapter to be a common nuisance, 
who knew or should have known of its use in violation of the 
said section, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned 
not more than one year or both. Any person, having any in- 
terest in any device, mechanism or slot machine declared by 
section 1 1 of the chapter to be a common nuisance, who knew 



195!5 Chapter 203 251 

or should have known of its use in violation of the said section, 
who shall collect or receive any money from said device, me- 
chanism or slot machine, or for the use thereof, shall be fined 
not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than one year, 
or both. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS' LICENSES HELD 
BY MILITARY PERSONNEL. 

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

1. Extension of Time. Amend section 2 of chapter 97 of 
the Laws of 1951, by inserting after the word "forces" in the 
eleventh line the words: The privileges of this section shall 
remain in effect for a period of sixty days after the discharge 
or release of such person from active duty, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 2. Operation of Motor Ve- 
hicles. Any person who is a member of the armed forces of 
the United States and who at the time of his induction, call 
on reserve commission or enlistment into such forces was the 
holder of a valid New Hampshire license to operate motor 
vehicles in this state, shall, notwithstanding the expiration of 
such license, be entitled to operate a motor vehicle without 
obtaining a new license therefor. 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. The privileges of this section shall remain 
in effect for a period of sixty days after the discharge or re- 
lease of such person from active duty. Nothing in this act 
shall be construed to permit a person against whom a revoca- 
tion 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. 



252 Chapter 204 1953 

2. Korean Conflict. Amend section 4 of chapter 97 of the 
Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 4. Takes Effect. The provi- 
sions of sections 1 and 2 shall be effective forthwith and shall 
apply in all its provisions to those members of the armed forces 
now on active duty and to all persons inducted or called on 
active duty hereafter and shall remain in effect until the termi- 
nation of the Korean conflict, and provided further that said 
sections and the remaining sections of this act shall also be 
effective during a period of armed hostilities as declared by 
the Congress and President of the United States. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 204. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO OPEN SEASON FOR TAKING PHEASANTS. 

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

1. Open Season. Amend section 2, chapter 243, Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 42, Laws of 1945, and chapter 
129, Laws of 1947, by striking out the words "October fifteenth 
to November sixteenth" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, October first to November first, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 2. Pheasants. Male pheasants 
may be taken and possessed from October first to November 
first. No person shall take more than two male pheasants in any 
one day. No person shall take more than ten pheasants in any 
one calendar open season, or have in his possession at one time 
more than two days' bag limit of pheasants. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 205 253 

CHAPTER 205. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

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

1. State Industrial School. Amend chapter 463 of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by section 15, part 24, chapter 5, Laws 
of 1950, and by section 1, chapter 198 of the Laws of 1951, 
by striking out all of said chapter and inserting in place there- 
of the following: 

Chapter 463 

1. Powers. The board of trustees shall be known as the 
Trustees of the Industrial School, and shall be a corporation 
for the purpose of taking, holding, and managing, in trust 
for the state, lands, money, or other property granted, devised, 
or bequeathed for the use of the school, and of selling and 
conveying the same and of investing the proceeds thereof either 
in such investments as are legal for savings banks in the state 
of New Hampshire or in physical plant of the institution; and 
shall administer the boys and girls benefit fund hereinafter 
established including the setting up of a distributive system 
and acting as agent, through the superintendent, for the boys 
and girls. 

2. Supervisory Authority. They are in all respects subject 
to the supervisory authority of the governor and council. 

3. Books, etc. All books and documents relating to the 
institution shall at all times be open to examination of the 
bank commissioner, the governor and council, or of a commit- 
tee of the legislature, or either branch thereof. 

4. By-laws. The trustees shall adopt, and may from time to 
time alter and amend, by-laws for the government of the insti- 
tiition and for the management of its concerns, and shall pre- 
scribe therein the powers and duties of the superintendent and 
other officers and persons connected with the institution, in 
conformity with the rules and regulations of the division of 
personnel. 

5. Care of Inmates, etc. They shall see that the scholars 
sent to the school are properly instructed, employed, and cared 
for, and that the affairs of the institution are conducted ac- 



254 Chapter 205 1953 

cording to law and the by-laws thereof, and that strict discipline 
is maintained therein. 

6. Superintendent. The trustees shall, subject to the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, appoint a superintendent 
of the school. 

7. Superintendent's Duties. The superintendent, subject 
to the control of the trustees, shall have charge of the lands, 
buildings, furniture, tools, implements, stock, provisions, and 
other property of the institution. He shall keep, in suitable 
books, regular and complete accounts of all his receipts and ex- 
penditures, and of the debts, credits, contracts, and property of 
the institution, showing its income and expenses, and shall 
account to the trustees annually, and at such other times as 
they may require, for all money received and paid out by him. 
Such accounts shall be specific, containing the dates and 
amounts of all receipts, and the date, quantity and price of 
every article purchased or procured. There is specifically ex- 
cepted from the foregoing such accounts and accountability 
as is required otherwise by the department of administration 
and control. The superintendent shall be a constant resident 
at the institution, and he and subordinate officers of the school, 
under his direction, shall have the custody and charge of the 
scholars therein, shall discipline, govern, instruct, and employ 
them, and shall use their best endeavors to preserve their 
health, promote their improvement in such studies, trades, 
and employments as may be suited to their ages and capacities, 
and to secure the formation of moral, religious and industrious 
habits. 

8. Deputy Superintendent. The superintendent shall, sub- 
ject to the approval of the trustees, appoint a deputy superin- 
tendent. The deputy superintendent shall perform such duties 
as may be assigned to him by the superintendent, and in the 
absence of the superintendent shall perform all the duties of 
the superintendent. 

9. Register. The superintendent shall keep a register con- 
taining the name, residence, and age of each scholar, with the 
date of his commitment, and the time and manner of his dis- 
charge, to which shall be added such facts relative to his de- 
portment at the school and his personal and family history as 
may be of importance. 



1953 .Chapter 205 255 

10. Minors under Eighteen. Whenever a minor under the 
age of eighteen years shall be convicted of an offense punish- 
able otherwise than by imprisonment for life he shall be sen- 
tenced to the industrial school for the term of his minority; pro- 
vided, that nothing herein shall prevent such sentence being 
suspended under the provisions of any other law. 

11. Delinquents, etc. Whenever a minor under the age of 
eighteen is committed to the industrial school under the pro- 
visions of chapter 132, it shall be for the term of his minority. 

12. Erroneous Committal Elsewhere. If any minor under 
the age of eighteen shall be committed by error of any court 
to any penal institution other than the industrial school, the 
trustees of the industrial school, the commissioner of public 
welfare, the county solicitor, the minor, or any person inter- 
ested in the minor may apply to a justice of the superior court 
for an order for the commitment of such minor to the indus- 
trial school for the term of minority, and the justice shall issue 
a new mittimus accordingly. 

13. Custody. All minors committed to the industrial school 
under the terms of the preceding sections shall be under the 
care and subject to the control of the trustees of the school un- 
til such minors attain the age of twenty-one years. 

14. Committal by United States. The trustees may receive, 
clothe, and discipline juvenile offenders sent to the institution 
by virtue of any act of the congress of the United States, for 
such reasonable compensation as may be agreed upon between 
them and the United States authorities; and the superinten- 
dent of the institution shall receive and detain such offenders 
as if they had been sentenced by a state court; provided, that 
such offenders shall be received at the said school only upon 
condition that they have the same rights as to release, trial 
placement, parole, and discharge hereinafter provided for chil- 
dren committed to the school. 

15. Committals for Detention. Minors under the age of 
eighteen committed to the school under the provisions of 
chapter 132 shall not be subject to the provisions hereof rela- 
tive to release, trial placement, parole and discharge, though 
they shall be subject to the treatment hereinafter provided 
for incorrigibles until such time as their cases are disposed of 
by the court. 



256 Chapter 205 1953 

16. Releases. The trustees may release any child committed 
to their care on trial placement or parole. To this end they 
may make such arrangements or agreements for such trial 
placement or parole, for such time, not exceeding the minority 
of the child, as seems to them proper, but no release shall be 
effective until provisions have been made for the proper care 
of the released person. Any scholar distinguishing himself by 
obedience, diligence, and good conduct may be discharged by 
the trustees, whenever they shall deem such discharge for his 
best interest and that of the state. Every such discharge shall 
be in writing, and shall be a full release from all the penalties 
and disabilities created by the sentence, and may be in such 
terms of commendation as the scholar deserves. 

17. Contract for Board. The trustees may contract to pay 
the board of a released child when such child, because of age 
or other conditions, is unable to earn his board and no proper 
place can be found for him without payment of board. 

18. Payment of Board. Payments so made shall be charged 
to the expenses of the school, in the same manner as if they 
were payments for boarding, instructing, and disciplining the 
child at the school. 

19. Religious Preference, etc. In all questions of release 
the trustees shall have scrupulous regard to the religious and 
moral character of those under whose custody a released child 
is placed. 

20. Effect of Release, etc. No trial placement or parole of 
a child shall operate as a discharge of the child from the school. 
The trustees shall continue to have control of children on trial 
placement or parole until they attain the age of twenty-one 
years, and such control conferred by the trustees upon others 
shall be construed to be conferred as upon agents of the 
trustees. 

21. Remands and Changes in Conditions of Release. The 

trustees or the superintendent as their agent, subject to their 
subsequent approval, at the next regular or special meeting, 
shall have full power at any time to modify or cancel any ar- 
rangements or conditions in relation to release other than 
discharge of any child, or may order the child remanded to 
the school, such power to continue until the child attains the 
age of twenty-one years. The superintendent shall have the 



1953 Chapter 205 257 

duty, under the direction of the trustees and subject to regula- 
tions prescribed by them, of: (a) seeking out proper places 
for children fitted for trial placement or parole and of keep- 
ing in touch with such children after they are so released by 
such methods and in such other manner as the trustees may 
prescribe; (b) making reports of his activities to the trustees 
whenever required by them and whenever he deems it in the 
best interests of any child on trial placement or parole to be 
placed under different conditions he shall report the case fully 
to the trustees, together with his recommendations and the 
trustees shall then act on the case in whatever manner seems 
to them to be in the best interests of said child; (c) remanding 
children to the custody of the school with the same power and 
authority as provided to the trustees or under such terms and 
conditions as they may prescribe. The superintendent in the 
performance of any of these duties and functions may delegate 
his authority to any individual or board as the best interests 
of organization may dictate. 

22. Discharge by Superior Court. Any minor erroneously 
committed to the industrial school may be discharged by a 
justice of the superior court upon petition of the county 
solicitor, or a selectman of the town, or mayor of the city in 
which he resides, whenever a further detention in the opinion 
of said justice is unnecessary. 

23. Incorrigibles, etc. If any child committed to the school 
shall be found by the trustees to be incorrigible, and dangerous 
to the discipline of the school, the trustees may order such 
child to be transferred and committed to some other state 
institution for such time as they see fit, but not exceeding the 
time when his sentence to the industrial school expires. 

24. Other Transfers, Expenses. Such child may be trans- 
ferred and committed to any county institution upon payment 
thereto by the school of such sum as may be reasonable for 
his care and maintenance, and for such term, not exceeding 
his term at the school, as the trustees may determine. 

25. Modification of Order. The terms and condition of 
transfer and committal of the child may be at any time modi- 
fied in the discretion of the trustees, as in the case of released 
children. 

26. Orders. A written order of the superintendent shall 



258 Chapter 205 1953 

authorize the keeper of such state or county institution to re- 
ceive and keep, or to discharge into the keeping of an officer 
ot the school, any such child. 

27. Establishment of Fund. The trustees may provide such 
light industrial or other work as they deem best for the in- 
terests of the children and the school may contract for such 
work. The earnings therefrom as well as the amount of the 
budgetary line item designated as boys and girls benefit fund 
shall be deposited with the state treasurer as a fund to be 
known as The Boys' and Girls' Benefit Fund, and shall be 
paid out only on order of the trustees for the maintenance of 
this department and in such manner and amounts as they 
deem best for the interest and benefit of the children. 

28. Limit of Accumulation. Whenever this fund exceeds 
the amount of five thousand dollars, the excess shall be credited 
as revenue. 

2. Delinquent Children. Amend section 7 of chapter 132, 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 148, Laws of 1953, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 7. Custody. Pending final disposition of the case, 
the child may be retained in the custody of the person having 
the child in charge, or in the custody of the probation officer, 
or may be kept in some suitable place at the expense of the 
town, county or state, as may be ordered by the court, provided, 
however, that if the court places such child in the custody of 
the industrial school final disposition of his case shall be made 
within thirty days of such placement. Provided, further, that 
if custody in any case hereunder is awarded to the commis- 
sioner of public welfare the expense for the maintenance and 
care of the child shall be borne by the town in which the child 
resides, and the town shall have a right of action over for such 
expense against whoever is legally chargeable for the child's 
support, and the court may make orders of reimbursements to 
town of residence as may be reasonable and just. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 206, 207 259 

CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR EMMA C. LANDRY, 
BENEFICIARY UNDER NOMINATION OF EDGAR LANDRY. 

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

1. Application Extended. The election of Option No. 3 
by the late Edgar Landry, an employee of the department of 
public works and highways, and the nomination of his widow, 
Emma C. Landry, his beneficiary, under the provisions of sec- 
tion 10, chapter 27-A of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chap- 
ter 183, Laws of 1945, are hereby approved, legalized, ratified 
and confirmed; provided however, that the retirement allow- 
ances payable to said beneficiary, as provided in said section 
10, shall be a charge upon the highway fund and shall be 
paid out of said fund. The said beneficiary shall be entitled to 
receive from said highway fund the retirement allowances pro- 
vided by said section 10 under his respective option as de- 
termined by the board of trustees of the state employees retire- 
ment system and certified by said board to the commissioner 
of public works and highways. The state treasurer is directed 
to transfer to the commissioner of public works and highways 
for deposit in the highway fund the accumulated contributions 
paid by said deceased state employee to the retirement fund 
and now on deposit in special accounts in the said treasurer's 
office. The amounts necessary to pay said retirement allow- 
ance are hereby annually appropriated from the said highway 
fund for the duration of the respective life of said beneficiary. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 3, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF RECORDS OF 
VOLUNTARY PATIENTS OF THE DIVISION ON ALCOHOLISM. 

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

1. Confidential Records. Amend paragraph I of section 



260 Chapter 208 1953 

12 of chapter 254 of the Laws of 1947 as inserted by chapter 
313 of the Laws of 1949, and as amended by section 9 of part 
19 of chapter 5 of the Laws of 1950, by adding at the end 
thereof the following: except that the executive director may 
release such records to hospitals, institutions and physicians 
whenever in his discretion such information may assist in 
further treatment of the voluntary patient, so that said para- 
graph as amended shall read as follows: L Voluntary Ad- 
missions. Any resident of the state, or the parent, person in 
loco parentis, or the legal guardian of a resident under twenty- 
one years of age or mentally incompetent, may apply to tlie 
executive director or the facilities of the division for voluntary 
admission of such resident for care, treatment and guidance. 
The executive director may make such regulations and require- 
ments for the admission, care and treatment of voluntary pa- 
tients as he deems best except that such patients shall not be 
under the control of the executive director for less than sixty 
days nor more than one year. The requirements and regula- 
tions of the executive director in regard to voluntary patients 
shall be printed and made available to the public. No volun- 
tary patient shall, by asking the help or care of the executive 
director, abridge any of his civil rights nor shall evidence of 
his voluntary submission to the executive director's care and 
control be admissible against him in any court. All records 
pertaining to voluntary patients shall be kept confidential and 
not divulged, except that the executive director may release 
such records to hospitals, institutions and physicians whenever 
in his discretion such information may assist in further treat- 
ment of the voluntary patient. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DUTIES OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COM- 
MISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPERATION. 

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

1. Commission on Interstate Cooperation. Amend section 



1953 Chapter 208 261 

I of chapter 145 of the i^aws of 1935 by striking out the same 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 1. Commission 
Established. There is hereby established the New Hampshire 
Commission on Interstate Cooperation whose functions it shall 
be: 

I. To carry forward the participation of this state as a 
member of the council of state governments. 

II. To assist in establishing and maintaining govern- 
mental machinery to facilitate communication, negotiation, 
imderstanding and cooperation between the state of New 
Hampshire and the other states of the union, both regionally 
and nationally. 

III. To endeavor to advance cooperation between this 
state and other units of government whenever it seems advis- 
able to do so by formulating proposals for ,and by facilitating: 
(a) the adoption of compacts; (b) the enactment of uniform 
or reciprocal statutes; (c) the adoption of imiform or reciprocal 
administrative rules and regulations; (d) the informal coopera- 
tion of governmental offices with one another; (e) the personal 
cooperation of government officials and employees with one 
another, individually; (f) the interchange and clearance of 
research and information; and (g) any other suitable process. 

IV. To do all such acts as will in the opinion of the com- 
mission enable this state to fully and adequately cooperate 
in forming and preserving a more perfect union among the 
various governments in the United States and in developing the 
council of state governments for that purpose. 

2. Preparation of Report. Amend section 5 of chapter 
145 of the Laws of 1935 by adding at the end of said section 
the words, such expenses as may be necessary for the prepara- 
tion and printing of said report shall be a charge upon the 
general funds of the state, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 5. Report. The commission shall report 
to the governor and to the legislature on the first day of each 
regular legislative session, and at such other times as it deems 
proper. Such expenses as may be necessary for the preparation 
and printing of said report shall be a charge upon the general 
funds of the state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



262 Chapter 209 1953 

CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW. 

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

1. Employment Exemption. Amend subparagraph (o) of 
paragraph (4) of subsection I of section 1 of chapter 218 of 
the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 58 of the Laws of 
1945, by striking out in the last line thereof the words "forty- 
five" and inserting in place thereof the word, fifty, so that said 
subparagraph as amended shall read as follows: (o) Service 
performed in any calendar quarter by an individual in the 
employ of a labor organization exempt from income tax under 
section 101 of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, if the re- 
muneration for such service during such calendar quarter does 
not exceed fifty dollars. 

2. Disqualification for Intoxication. Amend subsection B 
of section 4 of said chapter 218, as amended by section 9, chap- 
ter 138 of the Laws of 1945, by striking out in the third para- 
graph the words "shall not be entitled to any benefits that have 
accrued under this chapter prior to such dismissal" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following, shall be disqualified for 
benefits and such disqualification shall continue for not less 
than four weeks nor more than twenty-six weeks from the date 
of the discharge, as may be determined by the commissioner, 
so that said subsection as amended shall read as follows: B. 
For the week in which he has been discharged for misconduct 
connected with his work, if so found by the commissioner, and 
for the three weeks which immediately follow such week, in 
addition to the waiting period. Whichever is the lesser of three 
times the individual's benefit rate, or such amount as remains 
unpaid for the benefit year in which such event occurs shall 
be deducted from his maximum benefits, but no change shall 
be made in his weekly benefit amount because of this deduc- 
tion. 

It is further provided that an unemployed individual who 
has been discharged for arson, sabotage, felony, or dishonesty, 
connected with his work, shall not be entitled to any benefits 
that have accrued under this chapter prior to such dismissal. 

It is further provided that an unemployed individual who 
has been discharged for intoxication of such degree and rate 



1953 Chapter 209 263 

of occurrence as to seriously hamper or interfere with the in- 
dividual's work, shall be disqualified for benefits and such 
disqualification shall continue for not less than four weeks 
nor more than twenty-six weeks from the date of the discharge, 
as may be determined by the commissioner. 

3. Federal Veterans' Benefits. Amend section 4 of said 
chapter 218, as amended by sections 9 and 10, chapter 138 of 
the Laws of 1945, sections 12 and 13, chapter 59 of the Laws 
of 1947, and sections 5 and 6, chapter 185 of the Laws of 1949, 
by inserting at the end thereof the following new subsection G: 
G. For any week or part of a week with respect to which he 
is seeking to receive or has received payments in the form 
of unemployment compensation, or payments supplementary 
to New Hampshire unemployment compensation, under any 
law of the federal government. Provided, however, that there 
shall be no disqualification for seeking to receive or receiving 
unemployment compensation, or supplementary payments, 
under the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, or 
under any other federal law whose purpose is to assist in the 
readjustment of individuals from military to civilian life. 

4. Time Limit on Reopening. Amend subsection C of 
section 5 of said chapter 218, as amended by section 12, chap- 
ter 138 of the Laws of 1945, and section 9, chapter 185 of the 
Laws of 1949, by striking out in the second paragraph begin- 
ning in the tenth line the words "No such request shall be 
made after one year from the date of the appeal tribunal's 
original decision" and inserting in place thereof the following. 
The commissioner shall not direct a reopening after one year 
from the date of the appeal tribunal's original decision, so 
that said subsection as amended shall read as follows: C. Ap- 
peals. Unless such appeal is withdrawn, an appeal tribunal, 
after affording the parties reasonable opportunity for fair hear- 
ing, shall affirm, modify, set aside or reverse the findings of 
fact and decision of the deputy. The parties shall be duly noti- 
fied of such tribunal's decision, together with its reasons there- 
for. Such decision shall be deemed to be the final decision of 
the commissioner, unless within ten days after the date of 
notification or mailing of such decision, further appeal is 
initiated pursuant to subsection G of this section. If the appel- 
lant fails to appear or prosecute the appeal or request a post- 
ponement thereof, the appeal tribunal may dismiss the pro- 



264 Chapter 209 1953 

ceedings or take such other action as it may deem advisable. 
Provided, however, that if sufficient grounds to justify or ex- 
cuse an appellant from appearing, prosecuting his appeal, or 
requesting a postponement thereof, are found by the commis- 
sioner, the commissioner shall, in order to protect the rights 
of interested parties, direct the appeal tribunal to hold a fur- 
ther hearing in the case. 

It being further provided that the commissioner or a rep- 
resentative duly authorized to act in his behalf, upon the 
written request of an interested party or upon his own initia- 
tive, on the grounds of fraud, mistake, newly discovered evi- 
dence or change in conditions, shall, in any case in which a 
final decision such as hereinabove provided in this section has 
been rendered by an appeal tribunal, direct the tribunal which 
rendered such final decision to reopen the case and to grant a 
rehearing for the purpose of reconsidering the case in the light 
of such added factors. The commissioner shall not direct a re- 
opening after one year from the date of the appeal tribunal's 
original decision. In the event that the appeal tribunal is so 
directed, said appeal tribunal shall proceed in exactly the same 
manner as though an appeal in said case were being taken from 
a decision of a deputy, provided, however, that the rehearing 
shall be limited to the introduction of evidence relative to and 
concerning such added factors as constitute the basis or grounds 
for such rehearing. 

5. Separate Accounts. Amend subsection C of section 6 of 
said chapter 218, as amended by section 1, chapter 178 of the 
Laws of 1943, section 13, chapter 138 of the Laws of 1945, 
section 16, chapter 59 of the Laws of 1947, and section 3, chap- 
ter 36 of the Laws of 1951, by inserting after the second para- 
graph the following new paragraph, Benefits which are found 
to be overpayments as a result of the application of section 
13 of this chapter shall remain as charges against the account 
of the most recent employer only to the extent that such over- 
payments remain outstanding obligations owed to the divi- 
sion, further amend said subsection C by striking out the 
words "Any charges which on the occasion of the next previous 
calculation prior to the effective date of this section have 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 such 
charges are received within ninety days after the effective date 



1953 Chapter 209 265 

of this section, and further amend said subsection C by num- 
bering the paragraphs (1) to (7) inclusive, so that said sub- 
section as amended shall read as follows: C. Separate Accounts. 
(1) The commissioner shall maintain a separate account for 
each employer and shall credit his account with all contribu- 
tions 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 amoimts paid by him into 
the fund, either on his own behalf or on behalf of such indi- 
viduals. Benefits paid to an eligible individual shall be charged 
against the account of the claimant's most recent employer. 

(2) In determining charge-backs to the most recent em- 
ployer, no benefits will be charged back to an individual em- 
loyer but shall be made against the fund if it is proven to the 
satisfaction of the commissioner that: 

(1) Benefits are paid to an individual for unemploy- 
ment immediately after the expiration of a period of disquali- 
fication for 

(a) voluntary leaving without good cause attribut- 
able to the employer, or 

(b) discharge for misconduct connected with his 
work: 

(2) Benefits are paid to ex-servicemen on the basis of 
frozen credits; 

(3) Benefits are paid to an unemployed woman dur- 
ing the period of uninterrupted unemployment next ensuing 
after childbirth; 

(4) Benefits are paid and are not chargeable against 
any employer's account in accordance with the provisions of 
section 5-B of this chapter. 

(3) Benefits which are found to be overpayments as a 
result of the application of section 13 of this chapter shall 
remain as charges against the account of the most recent em- 
ployer only to the extent that such overpayments remain oiu- 
standing obligations owed to the division. 

(4) For the purposes of this subsection, the account of 
the most recent employer shall not be charged with benefits 
paid to a claimant whose work record with such employer 
totaled four (4) consecutive weeks or less of employment; but 
in such case the most recent employer with Avhom claimant's 



266 Chapter 209 1953 

work record exceeded four (4) consecutive weeks or more of 
employment shall be charged if such employer would other- 
wise have been chargeable had not subsequent employment 
intervened. 

(5) The commissioner shall notify each employer of 
benefit charges made against said employer's account not less 
than once each quarter and during the quarter next ensuing 
after the charge-back of said benefits. 

(6) Any charges which are made against the account of 
any employer under this section, of which the employer has 
been notified, shall be considered correct for all purposes un- 
less objections to such charges are received not later than sixty 
days after notification of the final quarter's benefit charges 
against said employer for the rating year has been mailed to 
the employer's last known address. 

(7) If objections to such charges duly and properly 
made are received, any redetermination 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 redetermination are received within thirty 
days after such notification of said redetermination 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. 

6. Merit Ratings. Amend subsection D of section 6 of said 
chapter 218, as amended by section 14, chapter 138 of the 
Laws of 1945, section 17, chapter 59 of the Laws of 1947, sec- 
tion 11, chapter 185 and section 1, chapter 251 of the Laws 
of 1949, and section 4, chapter 36 and sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 
6, chapter 142 of the Laws of 1951, by striking out the whole 
of the same and inserting in place thereof the following: D. 
Merit Ratings. (1) The commissioner shall for each calendar 
year classify employers in accordance with their actual ex- 
perience in the payment of contributions on their own behalf 
and with respect to benefits charged against their accounts, 
with a view to fixing such contribution rates as will reflect such 
experience; such rate to become effective with the fiscal year 
beginning July 1, 1951 and on each succeeding fiscal year 
beginning on July 1 thereafter. 



1953 Chapter 209 267 

(2) The pay roll factor in such computation will represent 
the average annual pay roll for the three immediately pre- 
ceding consecutive calendar years prior to January 1 of the 
year to which the computation applies. The benefit factor 
will be represented by all benefits paid and charged against 
the account of that employer up to and including the preceding 
December 31. 

(3) No employer shall be entitled to a rate of less than 
2.7 per centum unless and until as of January 1 of the year 
wherein the rate becomes applicable there had been three 
consecutive calendar years wherein the account of the em- 
ployer was chargeable with benefits. 

(4) No employer shall be entitled to a merit rating under 
this subsection for the first half of any fiscal year effective with 
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1951 unless and until the 
balance of the unemployment compensation fund as of March 
3 1 , preceding said first half of said fiscal year, equals or exceeds 
twelve million dollars, at which time the computations and 
rates delineated in Schedule I will, subject to further pro- 
visions hereinbelow made, become effective and applicable for 
said first half of said fiscal year; it being further provided that 
no employer shall be entitled to a merit rating under this sub- 
section for the second half of any fiscal year effective with 
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1951 unless and until the 
balance of the unemployment compensation fund as of Septem- 
ber 30, preceding said second half of said fiscal year, equals 
or exceeds twelve million dollars, at which time the computa- 
tions and rates delineated in Schedule I will, subject to further 
provisions hereinbelow made, become effective and applicable 
for said second half of said fiscal year. It being further provided 
that if as of March 31 preceding the first half of any fiscal 
year effective with the fiscal year beginning July I, 1951, the 
unemployment compensation fund equals or exceeds eighteen 
million dollars, the computations and rates delineated in Sched- 
ule II will become effective and applicable for said first half 
of said fiscal year. It being further provided that if as of Septem- 
ber 30 preceding the second half of any fiscal year effective 
with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1951, the unemployment 
compensation fund equals or exceeds eighteen million dollars, 
the computations and rates delineated in Schedule II will 
become effective and applicable for said second half of said 
fiscal year. 



268 Chapter 209 1953 

(5) It is further provided that the time the operation of a 
business of an employer was suspended because of the em- 
ployer's service in the armed forces during World War II, 
or because of the employer's service in the armed forces of the 
United States or any of its allies or of the United Nations 
after July 1, 1950, shall be considered as if the business had 
been actively and continuously operating during such period. 

(6) Should the commissioner determine at any time that 
the solvency of the fund does not permit the adoption or main- 
tenance of individually reduced contribution rates under this 
subsection, he shall, for the purposes of this subsection, set 
a standard rate for all employers of 2.7 per centum per annum. 
The commissioner may make such change effective with the 
first day of any calendar quarter. 

(7) No employer shall be entitled to a merit rating under 
this subsection for any fiscal year effective with the fiscal year 
beginning July 1, 1951 unless, as of the computation date pre- 
ceding said fiscal year, he has properly and duly submitted 
reports and contributions required and due under the pro- 
visions of this chapter. It is provided, however, that any em- 
ployer who loses his rate because of the foregoing and re- 
establishes his rights prior to the beginning of the fiscal year 
to which a rate might have been applicable, may apply for 
the reinstatement of the rate to which he would have been en- 
titled, said rate to become effective for the last three quarters 
of the fiscal year in question. 

(8) The computation date will be known as December 31 
(to include contributions on that year's and prior years' em- 
ployment paid through the succeeding January 31) and the 
effective date as July 1. If, as of the computation date, the 
total of all contributions paid on an employer's own behalf and 
credited to his account for all past years exceeds the total bene- 
fits charged against his account for all past years and, subject to 
the provisions and conditions hereinabove fully described as 
to the status of the unemployment compensation fund being 
equal to or exceeding twelve million dollars but not being 
equal to or exceeding eighteen million dollars, his contribution 
rate effective as hereinabove provided shall be determined by 
subtracting from the maximum contribution rate of 2.7 per 
centum the following amounts: 



1953 Chapter 209 269 

Schedule I. 

(a) Two-tenths of one percentum if such excess equals 
or exceeds eight per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(b) Four-tenths of one per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds nine per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(c) Seven-tenths of one per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds ten per centum of his average annual pay 
roll; 

(d) Nine-tenths of one per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds eleven per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(e) One and two-tenths per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds twelve per centum of his average annual 
pay roll; 

(f) One and one-half per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds fourteen per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(g) One and seven-tenths per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds fifteen per centum of his average annual 
pay roll. 

(9) It is further provided that, subject to the provisions 
and conditions hereinabove fully described as to the status of 
the unemployment compensation fund being equal to or ex- 
ceeding eighteen million dollars, said employer's contribution 
rate effective as hereinabove provided shall, after computation 
is made in the manner described in the next preceding para- 
graph, be determined by subtracting from the maximum contri- 
bution rate of 2.7 per centum the following amounts: 

Schedule II. 

(a) Two-tenths of one per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds five per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(b) Four-tenths of one per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds six per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(c) Eight-tenths of one per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds eight per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(d) One and one-tenth per centum if such excess equals 
or exceeds nine per centum of his average annual pay roll; 

(e) One and five-tenths per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds ten per centum of his average annual pay roll; 



270 Chapter 209 1953 

(f) One and eight-tenths per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds eleven per centum of his average annual pay 
roll; 

(g) Two and one-tenth per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds twelve per centum of his average annual pay 
roll; 

(h) Two and two-tenths per centum if such excess 
equals or exceeds fourteen per centum of his average annual 
pay roll. 

(10) No employer shall be entitled to a contribution rate 
of less than one-half of one per centum. 

(11) No employer shall be entitled to have more than 
seven-tenths of one per centum subtracted from the contri- 
bution rate established in accordance with this subsection un- 
less the total contributions which became due and were cred- 
ited to his account in the fund during all past years were at 
least twice the total benefits paid from the fund and chargeable 
to his account within the last preceding calendar year. 

(12) As used in this section after December 31, 1940, the 
term "annual pay roll" means the total amount of wages paid 
by an employer (regardless of the time of payment) for em- 
ployment during a calendar year, and the term "average 
annual pay roll" means the average of the annual pay rolls 
of an employer for the last three preceding calendar years. 

(13) Reports to an employer of the merit rating of said 
employer for the applicable rating period shall be furnished 
in such manner as the commissioner may prescribe, but in 
any event not less frequently than once every year. Any merit 
rating assigned to any employer under this section, of which 
the employer has been notified, shall be considered correct for 
all purposes unless objections to such merit rating are received 
within thirty days after notification of said employer's merit 
rate for the ensuing year has been mailed to the employer's last 
known address. 

(14) Any merit rating which prior to the effective date 
of this section has been assigned to any employer, of which the 
employer has been notified, shall be considered correct for all 
purposes unless objections to such merit rating are received 
within thirty days after the effective date of this section. 

(15) If objections to such merit rating duly and properly 



1953 Chapter 209 271 

made are received, any redetermination of said merit rating, 
of which the employer has been notified, shall be considered 
correct for all purposes unless objections to such redetermina- 
tion are received within thirty days after such notification of 
said redetermination has been mailed to the employer's last 
known address. 

(16) Except as otherwise provided in this section, when- 
ever through inadvertence or mistake erroneous charges or 
credits are found to have been made to rating accounts, the 
same shall be readjusted as of the date of discovery and such 
readjustment shall not affect any computation or rate assigned 
prior to the date of discovery but shall be used on the next 
computation date in calculating the future contribution rates. 

7. Advisory Council-Per Diem. Amend subsection L of 
section 9 of said chapter 218, as inserted by section 21, chapter 
59 of the Laws of 1947, by striking out, at the end of said sub- 
section, the words : "Members of said council shall serve with- 
out compensation but shall be reimbursed for any necessary ex- 
penses" and inserting in place thereof the following: Each 
member of the advisory council shall be paid a fee of fifteen 
dollars per day, for each day of actual attendance at called 
meetings of the advisory council, and shall also be reimbursed 
for necessary travel arid other necessary expenses, so that said 
subsection as amended shall read as follows: L. Advisory Coun- 
cil. There is hereby created within the unemployment com- 
pensation division an advisory council on unemployment com- 
pensation, hereinafter called the advisory council. The advisory 
council shall consist of seven members to be appointed upon 
recommendations of the commissioner by the governor with 
the consent and advice of the governor's council. Three of the 
appointees of this advisory council shall be persons who, be- 
cause of their vocations, employment or affiliations, shall be 
classed as representing the point of view of employers; three 
shall be persons who, because of their vocations, employment 
or affiliations, shall be classed as representing the point of 
view of employees; the remaining appointee, who shall be 
designated as chairman, shall be a person whose training and 
experience qualify him to deal with the problems of unemploy- 
ment compensation. Such advisory council shall aid the commis- 
sioner in formulating policies and discussing problems related 
to the administration of this chapter and in assuring impartial- 



272 Chapter 209 1953 

ity and freedom from political influence in the solution of 
such problems. 

The term of office of each member of the advisory council 
shall be three years and until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. Provided that the first appointments hereunder shall 
be for the following terms: The chairman, one employer rep- 
resentative and one employee representative, for a term of 
three years; one employer representative and one employee 
representative, for a term of two years; one employer represent- 
ative and one employee representative, for a term of one year. 
As these appointments expire, all appointments shall be for 
three-year terms. In the event of a vacancy in the membership 
of said council, the appointment shall be made in the same 
manner and for the unexpired term. Each member of the ad- 
visory council shall be paid a fee of fifteen dollars per day, for 
each day of actual attendance at called meetings of the advisory 
council, and shall also be reimbursed for necessary travel and 
other necessary expenses. 

8. Fund Reimbursement. Amend subsection B of section 
10 of said chapter 218, as amended by section 22, chapter 59 of 
the Laws of 1947, and section 14, chapter 185 of the Laws 
of 1949, by striking out the words "or any moneys made avail- 
able by this state or its political subdivisions and matched by 
such moneys granted to this state pursuant to the provisions 
of the Wagner-Peyser Act, so that said subsection as amended 
shall read as follows: B. Reimbursement of Fund. If any 
moneys received after June 30, 1941, from the social security 
administration under title III of the Social Security Act, or 
any unencumbered balances in the unemployment compensa- 
tion administration fund as of that date, or any moneys granted 
after that date to this state pursuant to the provisions of the 
Wagner-Peyser Act, are found by the social security administra- 
tion, because of any action or contingency, to have been lost 
or been expended for purposes other than, or in amounts in ex- 
cess of, those found necessary by the social security administra- 
tion for the proper administration of this chapter, it is the 
policy of this state that such moneys shall be replaced by 
moneys in the contingent fund established by section 10-C, or 
by moneys appropriated for such purpose from the general 
funds of this state to the unemployment compensation admini- 
stration fund for expenditure as provided in section 10-A. Upon 



1953 Chapter 209 273 

receipt of notice of such a finding by the social security admini- 
stration, and in the event that there are insufficient funds in 
the contingent fund, as provided in subsection C of this section, 
the commissioner shall promptly report the amount required 
for such replacement to the governor, and the governor shall 
at the earliest opportunity submit to the legislature a request 
for the appropriation of such amount. This subsection shall 
not be construed to relieve this state of its obligation with 
respect to funds received prior to July 1, 1941, pursuant to 
the provisions of title III of the Social Security Act. 

9. Reports, Late-Filing Fee. Amend section 1 1 of said chap- 
ter 218, as amended by sections 21 and 22, chapter 138 of the 
Laws of 1945, section 23, chapter 59 of the Laws of 1947, sec- 
tions 16 and 17, chapter 185, and chapter 201 of the Laws 
of 1949, and section 9, chapter 140 of the Laws of 1951, by in- 
serting after subsection A the following new subsection A- 1: 
A-L Late-Filing Fee. If any employer fails to file any required 
report on the date on which it is due, as prescribed by the 
commissioner, he shall pay a late-filing fee of five dollars for 
each such failure, in addition to contributions and interest as 
provided herein, and such fees shall be paid into the contingent 
fund provided in subsection 10-C. Said late-filing fees may be 
collected in any manner provided for the collection of con- 
tributions in this section or in section 13. 

10. Refund-Time Limit. Amend subsection F of section 
11 of said chapter 218, as amended by section 22, chapter 138 
of the Laws of 1945, and chapter 201 of the Laws of 1949, by 
striking out the word "three" in the first line and inserting in 
place thereof the word, four, so that said subsection as amended 
shall read as follows: F. Adjustments and Refunds. If not 
later than four years from the last day of the period with respect 
to which a payment of any contributions or interest thereon 
was made, or one year from the date on which such payment 
was made, whichever shall be the later, an employing unit or 
employer who has paid such contribution or interest thereon, 
shall make application for an adjustment thereof in connection 
with subsequent contribution payments, or for a refund there- 
of because such adjustment cannot be made, and the commis- 
sioner shall determine that such contributions or interest or any 
portion thereof was erroneously collected, the commissioner 
shall allow such employing unit or employer to make an adjust- 



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merit thereof, without interest, in connection with subsequent 
contribution payments by him, or if such adjustment cannot 
be made, the commissioner shall refund said amount, without 
interest, from the fund, unless such payments are to be re- 
funded from the contingent fund as provided in section 10-C. 
For like cause and within the same period, adjustment or 
refund may be so made on the commissioner's own initiative. 
Nothing in this chapter or in any part thereof, shall be con- 
strued to authorize any refund or credit of moneys due and 
payable under the law and regulations in effect at the time 
such moneys were paid, 

11. Collection of Contributions — Time Limitation. Amend 
section 11 of said chapter 218, as amended by sections 21 and 
22, chapter 138 of the Laws of 1945, section 23, chapter 59 
of the Laws of 1947, sections 16 and 17, chapter 185, and chap- 
ter 201 of the Laws of 1949, and section 9, chapter 140 of 
the Laws of 1951, by inserting after subsection J the following 
new subsection J-1: J-1. Time Limitation. No action shall be 
commenced under the preceding subsection of this section, 
nor under subsection 13-B of this chapter, more than four 
years after the date on which the contributions became due 
and payable. 

12. Interstate Collections. Amend subsection K of section 
11 of said chapter 218, as inserted by section 9, chapter 140 
of the Laws of 1951, by striking out the capital letter "A" 
following the word "subsections," so that subsection as amend- 
ed shall read as follows: K. Interstate Collections. The courts 
of this state shall, in the manner provided in subsections B and 
I of this section, entertain actions to collect contributions or 
interest thereon for which liability has accrued under the em- 
ployment security law of any other state or of the federal gov- 
ernment. 

13. Administrative Penalty. Amend section 13 of said chap- 
ter 218, as amended by section 23, chapter 138 of the Laws 
of 1945, section 10, chapter 140 and section 8, chapter 142 of 
the Laws of 1951, by inserting after subsection A the following 
new subsection: A-1. Whoever wilfully makes a false state- 
ment or representation or knowingly fails to disclose a material 
fact to obtain or increase any benefit or other payment under 
this chapter, either for himself, or for any other person, may, 
in the discretion of the commissioner, be determined to be 



1953 Chapter 210 275 

ineligible to receive benefits for not less than four nor more 
than fifty-two consecutive weeks from the date of such offense. 
For each week of determined ineligibility, an amount equal 
to the individual's benefit rate during such week shall be de- 
ducted from the maximum benefits available to him during 
the benefit year in which such week falls, but no change shall 
be made in his weekly benefit amount because of this deduc- 
tion. Any proceeding or action taken under this subsection 
shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any action or pro- 
ceeding taken under subsection A of this section. An appeal 
may be taken from such determination in the manner provided 
in section 5-G of this chapter. 

14. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 
[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 210. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A REVOLVING FUND FOR USE BY THE STATE 
TECHNICAL INSTITUTES. 

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

1. Building Construction Projects Revolving Fund. Amend 
chapter 204 of the Laws of 1945 and insert after section 6 the 
following new section: 6-a. State Technical Institute. Said 
board of education is hereby ordered to establish and admin- 
ister a state revolving fund to be known as the Building Pro- 
jects Revolving Fund. The moneys in said fund shall be used 
for the purpose of carrying on building construction projects, 
including acquisition of real estate, entered into by the state 
trade schools, now known as the state technical institutes. The 
construction projects authorized hereunder shall be governed 
by the following rules: (1) Students at institutes shall construct 
small dwellings; (2) no more than one such dwelling shall be 
constructed in one fiscal year, and (3) after the construction of 
the first unit no new unit shall be begun until the first unit 
shall be sold as hereinafter provided. When any project here- 
under is completed the state board of education shall provide 



276 Chapter 211 1953 

for the sale of said building at auction. Funds received from 
any sale of a building under authority hereof shall be credited 
to the revolving fund hereby established to an amount not 
exceeding six thousand dollars ($6,000). The excess, if any, 
shall be paid into the general funds of the state. 

2. Appropriation. Any balance of the appropriations pro- 
vided for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, for the technical 
institutes shall be credited to the building construction projects 
revolving fund established by this act. 

3. Application of Statutes. The provisions of sections 10 
and 1 1 of chapter 22 of the Revised Laws, as amended, and of 
sections 33 and 34 of chapter 27 of the Revised Laws, relative 
to payment of funds to the state treasurer, and to the sale of 
real estate, shall not apply to funds in the revolving fund here- 
by established or to acquisition or disposition of real estate 
authorized hereunder. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A SALARY INCREASE FOR CLASSIFIED STATE 

EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Salary Increase. The salary scale for classified person- 
nel of the state shall be increased in each salary range and 
each step in the range by the sum of one hundred dollars or 
by an amount equivalent to an increase of seven per cent of 
the same salary range and step in the range as established on 
July 1, 1950, whichever is greater. The salaries of all classified 
employees, including those who may be receiving temporary 
rates in excess of their respective salary scales, shall be increased 
as provided in this section. 

2. Additional Increase. In addition to the increase pro- 
vided in section 1, further increase shall be made to the fol- 
lowing classified employees: 



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a. To the annual salary of those custodial employees 
regularly working fifty-one hours per week shall be added com- 
pensation equivalent to three hours per week, or one hundred 
fifty-six hours per year. In effect the standard work week for 
custodial employees is hereby reduced to a basic forty-eight 
hour week, the three hours per week allowable for compensa- 
tion to be in the form of overtime that is actually worked. 

b. To the annual salary of those trade employees regu- 
larly working forty-four hours per week, except those trade 
employees working on an hourly rate, or straight time at the 
hourly rate for hours worked over forty for hourly employees, 
or those employees on salary working less than forty-four hours 
computed by dividing the weekly rate by forty hours, shall be 
added compensation equivalent to four hours per week or two 
hundred eight hours per year. In effect the standard work 
week for trade employees is hereby reduced to a basic forty 
hour week, the four hours per week allowable for compensa- 
tion to be in the form of overtime that is actually worked. 

3. Interpretation. The increases in salary authorized by 
this act shall be deemed to be a part of the salary scale for 
classified state employees and said scale shall be increased ac- 
cordingly. The provisions of this act shall not be construed as 
affecting yearly increments of employees or statutes providing 
for longevity payments. 

While funds are hereby made available for the payment of 
overtime, it is the legislative intent that inasmuch as the stan- 
dard work weeks have been lowered that department and 
institution heads utilize the appropriated funds to eliminate 
overtime by a combination of increased efficiency and the 
establishment of new positions by governor and council upon 
the recommendation of the director of personnel. 

4. Appropriations. There is hereby appropriated for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, for the salary increases pro- 
vided by sections 1 and 2 hereof the following sums; four 
hundred seventy-seven thousand five hundred thirty-eight dol- 
lars ($477,538) from the general funds of the state, thirty-two 
thousand seven hundred ninety-seven dollars ($32,797) from 
fish and game funds, three hundred forty-three thousand five 
hundred sixty dollars ($343,560) from highway funds, thirty- 
seven thousand two hundred sixty-five dollars ($37,265) from 
federal funds and eighteen thousand two hundred four dollars 



278 Chapter 212 1953 

($18,204) from funds of the recreation division. Like amounts 
are hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1955. 

5. Salary Adjustment Fund. Whereas the appropriations 
for personal services in state departments and institutions in- 
clude an annual increment for each position, and whereas upon 
occasion due to vacancies and personnel turnover, salaries, 
increment increases and longevity as provided by the appro- 
priations are not needed for said positions, each quarter the 
department of administration and control shall transfer said 
amount from the departmental or institutional appropriation 
to a special account to be known as the salary adjustment fund. 
This fund shall lapse each year and revert to the appropriate 
fund. Commencing at the beginning of each fiscal year, and as 
vacancies occur, department and institution heads shall certify 
to the comptroller that the position is vacant as of a certain 
date, that the money for the position will be put aside to be 
credited to the salary adjustment fund until such time as the 
position is filled, and that under no circumstances will such 
available funds be used for temporary position or new posi- 
tions. 

Upon the certification of the director of personnel, subject 
to the approval of governor and council, the salary adjustment 
fund shall be available for transfer to departments and institu- 
tions in amounts that are deemed necessary to comply with 
chapter 9, Laws of 1950. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN 
DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1952 AND 1953. 

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

I. Deficiency Appropriation. The sum of sixty-four thou- 



1953 Chapter 212 279 

sand one hundred eighty-three dollars and forty-five cents 
($64,183.45) is hereby appropriated to meet deficits in the state 
hospital for fiscal year ended June 30, 1952 

For maintenance $58,094.32 

For furnishings — duplex house $6,089.13 

2. Supplemental Appropriations. The sum of two hundred 
four thousand nine hundred thirty-eight dollars and forty-six 
cents is hereby appropriated to supplement the appropriations 
made by chapter 256, Laws of 1951, as follows: 

For industrial school $3,640.00 

For Glencliff sanatorium $3,500.00 

For Laconia state school $12,500.00 

For state hospital $31,600.00 

For soldiers' home $2,100.00 

Less revenue and balances 2,100.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

For employees retirement system 

Normal contribution $26,600.00 

For teachers retirement system 

Normal contribution $9,416.00 

For administration and control 

Division of investigation of accounts $1,600.00 

Division of buildings and grounds $7,800.00 

For board of nurse examiners $1,300.00 

Less revenue and balances 1,300.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 
For forestry and recreation 

Lookout watchman $4,582.46 

Supreme court 300.00 

Legislature $100,000.00 

The sums appropriated for soldiers home and for board of 
nurse examiners shall be a charge against revenue for the in- 
stitution and board, respectively, and the balance of the sums 
hereinbefore appropriated shall be a charge upon the general 
funds of the state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 9, 1953.] 



280 Chapter 213 1953 

CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICE^ SPECIAL 
JUSTICE AND CLERK OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF MANCHESTER, 
AND THE SALARY OF THE JUSTICE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF 

LEBANON. 

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

1. Manchester Special Justice. Amend section 4 of chapter 
377 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapters 179 and 260 
of the Laws of 1947 and chapters 26 and 105 of the Laws of 
1953, by striking out the words "eighteen hundred" in the 
eighth line and inserting in place thereof the words, two thou- 
sand, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
4. Compensation of Special Justices. The special justice and 
justice of the peace requested to sit owing to the disqualifica- 
tion of the justice and special justice shall be paid, from the 
treasury of the city or town wherein said court is located, ten 
dollars a day for each day or part thereof that he shall serve 
in said capacity; provided, that the annual salaries of the special 
justices of the municipal courts of the following cities and 
town shall be as follows, of Manchester two thousand dollars, 
of Nashua fifteen hundred dollars, of Dover two hundred 
dollars, of Concord one thousand dollars, of Portsmouth four 
hundred dollars, of Laconia two hundred dollars, and of 
Hampton one hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid by said 
cities and town, respectively, quarterly, and shall be in lieu of 
any other compensation or fees to such justices. 

2. Manchester Municipal Court Clerk. Amend section 8 
of chapter 377 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapters 
252 and 253 of the Laws of 1947, by striking out the words 
"eighteen hundred" in the fourth line and inserting in place 
thereof the words, twenty-three hundred, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 8. Salaries. "Wie clerk of the 
Portsmouth municipal court shall receive an annual salary of 
eight hundred dollars, the clerk of the Manchester municipal 
court shall receive an annual salary of twenty-three hundred 
dollars, to be paid by the respective cities in equal monthly 
payments; the salaries of all other clerks of municipal courts in 
cities or towns of five thousand population or more shall be not 
less than three hundred dollars, and as much more as the city 
or town in Avhich said court is located may vote to pay. 



1953 Chapter 214 281 

3. Manchester and Lebanon Municipal Courts. Amend 
paragraph 1 of section 31 of chapter 377 of the Revised Laws, 
as amended by chapter 232 of the Laws of 1947 and by chapter 
73, Laws of 1953, by striking out the words, "Manchester, three 
thousand eight hundred" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, Manchester, four thousand six hundred, and by striking 
out the words "Lebanon, one thousand" and inserting in place 
thereof the words, Lebanon, one thousand five hundred, so that 
said paragraph as amended shall read as follows: 

I. Salaries of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal 
courts shall be paid from the treasury of the city or town in 
which such courts are located, may be paid quarterly or month- 
ly, and shall be in the following sums per annum: 

In Manchester, four thousand six hundred dollars; 

In Nashua, two thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Concord, three thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Dover, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Laconia, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Keene, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Claremont, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Berlin, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Rochester, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Lebanon, one thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Newport, nine hundred dollars; 

In Derry, nine hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, nine hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, eight hundred dollars; 

In Somersworth, eight hundred dollars; 

In Littleton, eight hundred dollars; 

In Milford, six hundred dollars. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 9, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT TO FURTHER REGULATE THE TAKING OF OYSTERS. 

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



282 Chapter 215 1953 

1. Licenses Required. Amend section 60 of chapter 245 
of the Revised Laws by inserting at the end of the first sen- 
tence the words: or a non-resident owning real estate in the 
state, nor unless he has been duly licensed to take oysters 
as provided in section 61-b of this chapter, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 60. Oysters. No person shall 
at any time take oysters from Great Bay or its tributaries, Little 
Bay, or Durham River, unless he is a resident of the state or a 
non-resident owning real estate in the state, nor unless he has 
been duly licensed to take oysters as provided in section 61-b 
of this chapter. No person shall take oysters during the months 
of June, July, and August, or through the ice, or in any man- 
ner other than by the use of hand tongs. 

2. Application; Fees. Amend chapter 245 of the Revised 
Laws, by inserting after section 61 -a, as inserted by section 2 
of chapter 237 of the Laws of 1949, the following new section: 
61-b. Licenses for Taking Oysters. Any resident of the state, 
or non-resident owning real estate in the state, over the age of 
sixteen years may, on application to the director of fish and 
game, be granted a license to take oysters as provided by sec- 
tion 60. Said license shall be for the current calendar year and 
the fee for each such license shall be two dollars. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 9, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 215. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RESTORATION OF THE CLAM FISHERIES 
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

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

1. Clams. Amend section 63 of chapter 245 of the Revised 
Laws as amended by chapter 124 of the Laws of 1943, and by 
chapter 132 of the Laws of 1945, and by chapter 214 of the 
Laws of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 63. Clams; Regulations; Closed 
Season; Licenses and Permits; Advisory Committee. The tak- 
ing of clams within the public waters or flats of New Hamp- 



1953 Chapter 215 283 

shire is forbidden for the further period of four years from 
September 1, 1953, provided, however, that residents of this 
state and non-residents owning real estate in the state licensed 
by the fish and game commission shall be permitted to dig one 
ptck of clams per day for personal use but not for commercial 
use in the following places only; Blackwater River, Mill River, 
Brown's River, Taylor River, Tidewater Mills, Great Bay, 
Piscataqua River, Rye Harbor, Little Harbor, Sagamore Creek, 
and any other rivers, creeks or flats not tributary to the Hamp- 
ton River, said residents and non-residents to be permitted to 
dig clams in the aforesaid places by the use of clam-digging 
forks; and provided further that these restrictions shall not 
apply to the fish and game commission or its authorized repre- 
sentatives in conducting their experimental work. No clams 
under two and one-half inches shall be taken from said places. 
Upon the expiration of said period of four years, the fish and 
game commission shall establish regulations for the taking of 
clams, defining daily bag limits and providing for protec- 
tion of clams during the spawning season. The commission 
shall require annual licenses and permits for the taking of 
clams and shall charge a fee of two dollars for each such li- 
cense. Locke's Point, Eastman Slough, and the flats to the east- 
ward thereof up to Hobbs Point at the junction of Taylor 
River and Nudd's Canal are hereby established as an area for 
the purpose of the development and propagation of clams, 
and clam experimentation and research, by or under the direc- 
tion of the fish and game commission. The director may 
authorize town or city clerks to issue clam licenses for a fee of 
two dollars, twenty cents of each fee to be retained by said 
clerk. The governor with the advice and consent of the council 
shall appoint an advisory committee of three persons from the 
sea-coast region, to recommend programs and policies regard- 
ing shore fisheries to the fish and game commission. The advis- 
ory committee shall study and recommend the advisability and 
method for financing a division of coastal fisheries within the 
fish and game department, together with a study of the desir- 
ability of establishment of a state coastal fisheries research 
station at Hampton Harbor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of September 1, 
1953. 
[Approved June 9, 1953.] 



284 Chapter 216 1953 

CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF INVENTORIES. 

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

1. Director of Purchase and Property. Amend chapter 14-A 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 21, Laws of 1943, 
and as amended by chapter 227, Laws of 1949, by adding at 
the end thereof the following new section: 10. Sundry Office 
Materials and Supplies. The director of purchase and property 
may purchase sundry office materials and supplies in advance 
of requisition by state departments and institutions, and such 
purchases shall be a charge against each departmental or in- 
stitutional appropriation upon requisition and delivery. The 
state treasurer upon presentation by the director of purchase 
and property of manifests covering said supplies is authorized 
to pay the same from any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

2. Recreation Division. Amend chapter 234 of the Re- 
vised Laws, by inserting after section 19-a, as inserted by sec- 
tion 8, chapter 240, Laws of 1951, the following new section: 
19-b. Inventories. The forestry and recreation commission may 
purchase such materials, supplies and merchandise for resale 
as may be necessary for the operation of its department. Such 
purchases shall be a charge upon an inventory account. The 
commission shall report monthly to the comptroller the value 
of issues out of inventory and the appropriation account to 
be charged therefor. The inventory account shall be credited 
with issues out of inventory. Such purchases shall be a charge 
upon an inventory account maintained in the office of the 
comptroller and the state treasurer, upon presentation by the 
comptroller of manifests covering such materials, supplies and 
merchandise, is authorized to pay the same from any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 217 285 

CHAPTER 217. 

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. Places of Assembly. Amend paragraph I of section 1 
of chapter 153 of the Laws of 1943 by striking out said para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: 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, educational, 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 connecting rooms, space or area 
on the same level or in the same story, or in a story or stories 
above or below, where entrance is common to the rooms, space 
or areas, and it shall mean a tent or area covered by canvas, in 
which provision is made for the congregation or assembly of 
fifty or more persons for religious, recreational, educational, 
political, social, or amusement purposes or for the consump- 
tion of food or drink. For the purpose of this definition of such 
tent and area covered by canvas it shall include connected tents, 
spaces or areas covered by canvas where entrance is common to 
the tents or canvas-covered areas. 

2. Requirements. Amend chapter 153 of the Laws of 1943 
by inserting after section 3 the following new section: 3-a. 
Flame Proof Canvas and Tents. No permit under section 3 shall 
be issued to an owner or operator of any circus, carnival or 
any other place of assembly covered by canvas until such appli- 
cant shall furnish to the licensing agency a certificate of flame- 
proofing of such tent or canvas. 

3. Emergency Lighting. Amend section 12 of chapter 153 
of the Laws of 1943 by inserting after paragraph II the fol- 
lowing new paragraph: III. In addition to the above lighting 
requirements there shall be a secondary emergency means of 
illumination by electricity, from a source entirely separate 
from that used for the principal source of lighting. This sec- 
ondary means of illumination shall be connected by an auto- 
matic throw-over switch which will operate immediately in the 
event of failure in the general lighting supply. The automatic 
throw-over switch shall be connected so that when the principal 



286 Chapter 218 1953 

lighting supply is restored it will throw back to normal operat- 
ing position. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF SEA WALLS ON STATE 
OWNED LAND IN THE TOWN OF HAMPTON. 

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

1. Authority. The governor with the advice of the council 
is hereby authorized and empowered to construct such sea wall 
or walls or other structures which may be necessary or desirable 
for seacoast protection from the existing sea wall at North 
Beach to the mouth of the Hampton River and to undertake in 
cooperation with the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, a cor- 
rective project to restore damage caused by coastal erosion in 
the same area. The governor with the advice of the council is 
further authorized and empowered to construct parking areas 
adjacent to said sea wall or walls or other structures and to co- 
ordinate the construction with highway improvement and con- 
struction in the area. 

2. Federal Assistance. The governor and council are here- 
by 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 pur- 
poses hereof. 

3. Construction. The construction of said sea wall or walls 
or other structures, and parking areas shall be under the di- 
rection and supervision of the commissioner of public works 
and highways. 

4. Operation and Maintenance. Upon completion of the 
project as herein provided the maintenance, operation and 
management shall be under the supervision of the recreation 
division of the forestry and recreation commission. 

5. Charges for Parking Facilities. The recreation division 



1953 Chapter 218 287 

of the forestry and recreation commission shall have power 
to charge for parking by meters or fees, whichever is deter- 
mined most practical. 

6. Fund Provided. A sum not exceeding one million two 
hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($1,275,000) is hereby 
raised as hereinafter provided for the purposes of carrying into 
effect the provisions of this act. These funds shall not be ex- 
pended except on a finding by the governor and council that 
federal funds are available for an erosion control project or 
upon determination by the governor and council that the state 
expenditure is economically justified. 

7. Borrowing Power. The state treasurer is hereby author- 
ized under the direction of the governor and council to bor- 
row upon the credit of the state a sum not exceeding one mil- 
lion two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($1,275,000) for 
the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, 
and for said purpose may issue bonds in the name and on be- 
half of the state of New Hampshire at a rate of interest to 
be determined by the governor and council. 

I. The maturity dates of such bonds shall be determined 
by the governor and council, but in no case shall they be later 
than thirty years from the date of issue and may be redeemable 
before maturity at the option of the governor and council 
at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions 
as may be fixed by the governor and council prior to the issu- 
ance of the bonds. The bonds shall be in such form and such 
denomination as the governor and council shall determine, 
may be registerable as to both principal and interest, shall be 
countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge 
of the faith and credit of the state. 

II. The secretary of state shall keep an account of all 
such bonds showing the number and amount of each, the time 
of countersigning, the date of delivery to the treasurer and the 
date of maturity. . 

III. The state treasurer shall keep an account of each 
bond showing the number thereof, the name of the person to 
whom sold, the amount received from the same, the date of 
the sale and the date of maturity. 

8. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
hereunder the treasurer with the approval of the governor and 



288 Chapter 218 1953 

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 hereunder. Provided, however, that at 
no one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short 
term loans exceed the sum of one million two hundred seventy- 
five thousand dollars ($1,275,000). 

9. Sale of Bonds or Notes. All bonds or notes, except short 
term loans, issued under the provisions of this act shall be sold 
(1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertisement 
calling for bids has been published at least once in each of 
two successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general cir- 
culation in New Hampshire and in a financial publication of 
national circulation, the first publication being not less than 
thirty days prior to the day the bids will be received, and (3) 
to the highest bidder. The governor and council may reject any 
or all bids, or negotiate with the highest responsible bidder. 
The proceeds from the sale of such bonds 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 war- 
rant for the payment from the funds provided by this act of all 
sums expended or due for the purposes herein authorized. All 
interest from such bonds shall be exempt from taxation within 
the state of New Hampshire. 

10. Liquidation. The income from the charges for parking 
facilities shall be paid into the funds of the recreation division 
of the forestry and recreation commission. The state treasurer 
is authorized to deduct from said funds of the recreation divi- 
sion of the forestry and recreation commission for each fiscal 
year such sum or sums as may be necessary to meet interest 
and principal payments in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the bonds or notes issued under the authority of 
this act for the purposes herein stated. In the event that the in- 
come from the charges for the parking facilities authorized 
under this act shall not be sufficient to meet the costs of opera- 
tion and maintenance thereof and to pay the interest and prin- 
cipal of the bonds issued under the authority of this act, then 
such deficiency shall be a charge upon the general funds of 
the state, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant against the general funds of the state to cover such 
deficiency. 



1953 Chapter 219 289 

11. Contracts for Construction. All contracts for the con- 
struction of the said sea wall or walls or other structures and 
parking facilities hereunder shall be awarded to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder submitting a sealed bid after an advertisement 
calling for bids has been published at least once in each of two 
successive weeks in a newspaper in general circulation in New 
Hampshire. The first publication of such advertisement shall 
be not less than fourteen days prior to the date upon which bids 
are received. Contracts shall be awarded in accordance with 
section 13, chapter 90-A, Revised Laws, as inserted by part 9, 
chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

12. Proposal for Study. The commissioner of public works 
is hereby ordered, directed and empowered to enter into pre- 
liminary negotiations with the United States Army Engineers, 
the federal government or any agency thereof and to take any 
necessary steps whatsoever in relation to securing preliminary 
informal studies of the erosion problem and attendant prob- 
lems in that section of the New Hampshire seacoast known 
as Great Boars Head to the end of determining the degree and 
scope of the problem as well as tentative recommendations for 
whatever remedial measures may be necessary. 

13. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERN- 
MENT FROM THE FIELD OF MOTOR FUEL TAXATION. 

Whereas, many state legislatures, the governors' conference, 
the council of state governments, and many interested national 
organizations, have memorialized the Congress to repeal the 
federal tax on gasoline and motor fuel and leave this tax to the 
states, and 

Whereas, the Congress may take such action when the legis- 
lature is not in session, now therefore 



290 Chapter 219 1953 

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

1. The Governor and Council Authorized. In the event 
that Congress repeals the federal tax on gasoline and motor 
fuel, sold within this state and reduces the federal aid grant 
for highways and aeronautical purposes, the governor and 
council are hereby authorized and empowered to increase the 
state motor vehicle road toll and the airways toll by an amount 
adequate to compensate for such reduction but not in excess 
of the amount of said repealed federal- tax on gasoline and 
motor fuel. Said additional amount per gallon shall be col- 
lected and administered in the same manner as is already pro- 
vided for motor vehicle road tolls by chapter 120 of the Re- 
vised Laws and shall be paid into the highway fund in rela- 
tion to the motor vehicle road toll and to the aeronautical fund 
in relation to the airways toll. 

2. Further Authorization. In the event the federal govern- 
ment shall continue to collect a federal tax on gasoline and 
shall enact legislation for highway and aeronautical purposes, 
returning the tax to the state in which it originated, the gov- 
ernor and council are hereby authorized to accept such federal 
payment and transfer it to the highway fund and to the aero- 
nautical fund respectively. 

3. Expenditure. Any additional funds accruing to the 
highway fund, on account of the provisions of this act may be 
expended for the construction, reconstruction and betterment 
of Class I, Class II, Class IV and Class V highways in addition 
to the appropriations made by section 4, chapter 83, Laws of 
1951 and chapter 34, Laws of 1953 and such aeronautical funds 
may be expended in accordance with provisions of section 9, 
chapter 281, Laws of 1947. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
and shall expire on the thirtieth day of Jun^, 1955, provided, 
however, that the imposition and collection of said tax pro- 
vided in section 1 of this act shall not commence until the 
effective date of such federal enactment. 

[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 220. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DEVELOPMENT OF NAVIGABLE TIDAL WATERS 

AND HARBORS. 

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

1. Planning and Development Commission. Amend sec- 
tion 43-a of chapter 27 of the Revised Laws as inserted by 
chapter 235 of the Laws of 1949 by striking out the word "five" 
and inserting in place thereof the word, eight, and by adding 
to the last sentence the following: and three members shall be 
residents of other parts of the state, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 43-a. Port of Portsmouth. The 
commission is authorized and directed to appoint an advisory 
committee of eight persons to work with and assist the com- 
mission in establishing plans for the development of the Port 
of Portsmouth along lines consistent with clear economic 
trends. Two of the members of said advisory committee shall 
be residents of the city of Portsmouth, three members shall be 
residents of the seacoast area, and three members shall be resi- 
dents of other parts of the state. 

2. Advisory Committee. Amend chapter 27 of the Revised 
Laws by inserting after section 43-a as hereinbefore amended 
the following new section: 43-b. Powers and Duties. The 
planning and development commission through the Port of 
Portsmouth advisory committee is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to initiate plans for the economic and physical develop- 
ment of the navigable tidal rivers and harbors of the state, or 
for any one of the same, as in its opinion the public interest 
requires. To this end the advisory committee shall make studies 
and investigations into the conditions in and around such rivers 
and harbors which affect their present and potential capacities 
as waterways and ports. The advisory committee is authorized 
to consult and cooperate with the appropriate authorities of 
the federal government and of the state of Maine, with other 
departments and agencies of the state government and with 
interested municipalities and private persons and organiza- 
tions. The advisory committee through the planning and de- 
velopment commission is authorized to accept gifts or grants 
from private corporations, municipalities or the federal gov- 
ernment to carry out the purposes of this section. The advisory 
committee through the planning and development commis- 



292 Chapter 221 1953 

sion may employ consultants and specialists to assist in its 
duties as herein prescribed, and shall submit a detailed report 
of its studies and investigations, together with its recommenda- 
tions, to the 1955 legislature. The sum of five thousand dol- 
lars each year is hereby appropriated for the next biennium 
for the use of the advisory committee and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The 
amounts appropriated for the first fiscal year shall not lapse. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 221. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A REVISION OF THE PUBLIC LAWS. 

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

1. Cominission Appointed. The governor and council shall 
appoint a commission consisting of three persons learned in 
the law who are authorized and directed to supervise the work 
necessary to revise, codify and amend the public laws of this 
state now in force as defined in section 3, and to arrange the 
same in a systematic, annotated and condensed form, so far 
as they deem wise, according to the general scheme and plan of 
the Revised Laws so as to compress the whole into the smallest 
practical volumes and index. 

2. Compensation. The commission shall serxe without pay 
but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses incurred 
ill carrying out the provisions of this chapter. 

3. Definition. The term "public laws" means all the statute 
laws of the state of New Hampshire of a public and general 
nature, which shall consist of the laws found in the Revised 
Laws of the State of New Hampshire, 1942, and all amend- 
ments thereto made both at the present and past sessions of 
the general court, together with such additional statutes of a 
public and general nature as have been enacted since the pub- 
lication of the said Revised Laws and such as may be enacted 



1953 Chapter 221 293 

at the present session of the general court. The term "public 
laws" shall also include the constitutional amendments adopted 
since the publication of the Revised Laws. 

4. Duties and Powers. The commission shall accomplish 
its purposes as provided in section 1 in the most economical 
manner possible. The commission shall have full authority to 
accept any available assistance in its work, to employ such as- 
sistants as it may deem necessary and to negotiate a contract 
in the name of the state of New Hampshire where the work 
may be more expeditiously accomplished. Providing neverthe- 
less that all rights to resale for not less than two thousand sets 
of the new revision shall be reserved to the state of New Hamp- 
shire. The commission is authorized to eliminate provisions of 
laws that are obsolete, redundant or unconstitutional and, 
wherever possible, a multiplicity of statutes on the same sub- 
ject shall be integrated and combined. Incongruities and incon- 
sistencies shall be resolved by the commission in such manner 
as to effectuate the legislative intent. The commission shall 
report its progress in accomplishing the purposes of this act to 
the general court in January, 1955. 

5. Appropriation. The sum of one hundred and twenty 
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is 
hereby appropriated for the purposes of this act. To provide 
funds for this appropriation the state treasurer is hereby au- 
thorized, under the direction of the governor and council, to 
borrow upon the credit of the state not exceeding the sum of 
one hundred and twenty thousand dollars and for said pur- 
poses may issue bonds and notes in the name of 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 inter- 
est, the dates when interest shall be paid, the dates of maturi- 
ties, 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 said 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. Prior to the issu- 
ance of the bonds or notes hereunder, the treasurer, under the 
direction of the governor and council, may for the purposes 
hereunder borrow money from time to time on short term 
loans, which may be refunded by the issuance of the bonds or 



294 Chapters 222, 223 1953 

notes hereunder. Such bonds or notes may be negotiated and 
sold by the treasurer by direction of the governor and council 
as they deem to be most advantageous to the state. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
except that section 5 shall take effect July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 222. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS. 

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

1. Division of Accounts. Amend section 9 of chapter 23-A 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by part 6, chapter 5, Laws of 
1950, by striking out said section and inserting in place there- 
of the following: 9. Director. The comptroller subject to the 
approval of the governor shall appoint a director of accounts 
who shall be qualified by education and experience and who 
shall hold office during good behavior. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 223. 



AN ACT TO RAISE THE MINIMUM REQUIRED AGE FOR SCHOOL AT- 
TENDANCE TO SIXTEEN YEARS. 

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

1. School Pupils. Amend section 1 of chapter 137 of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 92, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 1. Duty of Pupil. Every child between six and six- 
teen years of age shall attend the public school within the dis- 
trict or a public school outside the district to which he is as- 



1953 Chapter 224 295 

signed or an approved private school during all the time the 
public schools are in session, unless he has been excused from 
attending on the ground that his physical or mental condition 
is such as to prevent his attendance or to make it undesirable. 
Provided that any child more than fourteen years old who has 
completed the studies prescribed for the elementary schools 
shall not be required to attend high school if the school district 
where he resides does not maintain a high school. Provided 
further, if a child reaches his sixth birthday after September 
thirtieth he will not be required to attend school under the 
provisions of this act until the following school year. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 224. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY. 

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

1. Civil Defense Agency. Amend sections I to 17, inclu- 
sive, of chapter 304 of the Laws of 1949, as amended by chapter 
204, Laws of 1951, by striking out said sections and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 

Civil Defense Act 

1. Purpose. Because of the possibility of the occurrence 
of disaster resulting from enemy attack, sabotage, or other hos.- 
tile action, or from fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or other 
natural causes, and in order that the state of New Hampshire 
will be adequately prepared to cope with such disaster; and, 
generally, in order to provide for the common defense and to 
preserve the lives and the property of the people of the state, 
a state civil defense agency is hereby created; the emergency 
powers provided herein are conferred upon the governor and 
upon the executive heads or governing bodies of the state; the 
creation of local organizations for civil defense in the political 
subdivisions of the state is authorized; and provision is made 
for the rendering of mutual aid among the political subdivi- 
sions of the state; and between this and other states and to co- 



296 Chapter 224 1953 

operate with the federal government with respect to the carry- 
ing out of civil defense functions. It is further declared to be 
the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the state that all 
civil defense functions of this state be coordinated to the 
maximum extent with the comparable functions of the federal 
government including its various departments and agencies, of 
other states and localities, and of private agencies of every type, 
to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be 
made of the nation's manpower, resources, and facilities for 
dealing with any disaster that may occur. 

2. Definitions. As used herein the following words shall 
have meanings as indicated: 

I. "Civil defense" shall mean the preparation for and the 
carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions 
for which military forces are primarily responsible, to prevent, 
minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster 
caused by enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action; or 
by fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or other natural causes. 
These functions include, without limitation, fire fighting ser- 
vices, police services, medical and health services, rescue, 
engineering, air raid warning services, communications, radio- 
logical, chemical and other special weapons defense, evacuation 
of persons from stricken areas, emergency welfare services and 
civilian war aid in general, emergency transportation, existing 
or properly assigned functions of plant protection, temporary 
restoration of public utility services, and other functions re- 
lated to civilian protection, together with all other activities 
necessary or incidental to the preparation for and carrying out 
of the foregoing functions. 

II. "Local organization for civil defense" shall mean an 
organization created in accordance with the provisions hereof, 
by state or local authority to perform local civil defense func- 
tions. 

III. "Mobile support unit" shall mean an organization 
for civil defense created in accordance with the provisions here- 
of by state or local authority and intended to be 'dispatched to 
supplement local organizations for civil defense in a stricken 
area. 

IV. "Political subdivision" shall mean cities, towns, and 
duly established village precincts. 



1953 Chapter 224 • 297 

3. State Civil Defense Agency. There is hereby created a 
division of civil defense (hereinafter called the state civil de- 
fense agency) and a state director of civil defense (hereinafter 
called the state director). The governor with the advice and 
consent of the council, shall appoint a state director to serve 
during their pleasure. The said state director may employ such 
necessary technical, clerical, stenographic and other personnel, 
fix their compensation, and may make such necessary expendi- 
tures from state or federal funds as are or may be made avail- 
able to him for purposes of civil defense. The state director 
and other personnel of the civil defense agency shall be pro- 
vided with appropriate office space, furniture, equipment, 
supplies, stationery and printing, and funds for traveling and 
related expenses, in the same manner as provided for person- 
nel of other state agencies. The state director, subject to the 
direction of the governor, shall be the executive head of the 
civil defense agency and shall be responsible to the governor 
for carrying out the program for civil defense of the state. He 
shall coordinate the activities of all organizations for civil de- 
fense within the state, state and local, and shall maintain liaison 
with and cooperate with civil defense agencies and organiza- 
tions of other states and of the federal government, and shall 
have such additional authority, duties, and responsibilities 
authorized by this chapter as may be prescribed by the gov- 
ernor. 

4. Civil Defense Advisory Council. There is hereby created 
a civil defense advisory council (hereinafter called the "coun- 
cil"), consisting of the following members who shall serve ex 
officio; the governor, the president of the senate, the speaker 
of the house of representatives, the attorney general and the 
state director of civil defense, who shall constitute an executive 
committee of the council; one member each representing labor, 
industry, agriculture, and one member-at-large from each coun- 
ty, who shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and 
consent of the executive council. The governor shall serve as 
chairman and the president of the senate and the speaker of 
the house of representatives each as vice-chairman. The mem- 
bers of the council shall serve without compensation, but may 
be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred 
in the performance of their duties. The council shall advise 
the governor and the state director on all matters pertaining 
to civil defense. 



298 . Chapter 224 1953 

5. Civil Defense Powers of the Governor. The governor 
shall have general direction and control of the civil defense 
agency, and shall be responsible for the carrying out of the pro- 
visions of this chapter and, in the event of disaster beyond 
local control, may assume direct operational control over all 
or any part of the civil defense functions within this state. In 
performing his duties hereunder and to effect its policy and 
purposes, the governor is authorized to cooperate with the 
federal government, with other states, and with private agen- 
cies in all matters pertaining to the civil defense of this state 
and of the nation, and is further authorized and empowered: 

I. To make, amend, and rescind necessary orders, rules 
and regulations to carry out the provisions hereof within the 
limits of the authority conferred upon him herein. 

II. To prepare a comprehensive plan and program for 
the civil defense of this state, such plan and program to be 
integrated into and coordinated with the civil defense plans of 
the federal government and of other states to the greatest pos- 
sible extent, and to coordinate the preparation of plans and 
programs for civil defense by the political subdivisions of this 
state, such plans to be integrated into and coordinated with 
the civil defense plan and program of this state to the greatest 
possible extent. 

III. In accordance with such plan and program for the 
civil defense of this state, to procure supplies and equipment, 
to institute training programs and public information pro- 
grams, and to take all other preparatory steps including the 
partial or full mobilization of civil defense organizations in 
advance of actual disaster, to insure the furnishing of adequate- 
ly-trained and equipped forces of civil defense personnel in 
time of need. 

IV. To make such studies and surveys of industries, re- 
sources, and facilities in the state as may be necessary to as- 
certain the capabilities of the state for civil defense, and to 
plan for the most efficient emergency use thereof. 

V. On behalf of the state, to enter into mutual aid ar- 
rangements with other states and to coordinate mutual aid 
plans between political subdivisions of the state. 

VI. To delegate to the state director any administrative 
authority vested in the governor hereunder, and to authorize 
for the subdelegation of any such authority. 



1953 Chapter 224 299 

VII. To appoint, in cooperation with local authorities, 
regional area directors when necessary and practicable. 

VIII. To cooperate with the president and the heads of 
the armed forces, the civil defense agency of the United States, 
and other appropriate federal officers and agencies and with 
the officers and agencies of other states in matters pertaining to 
the civil defense of the state and nation, including the direc- 
tion or control of (a) black-outs and practice black-outs, air- 
raid drills, mobilization of civil defense forces, and other tests 
and exercises; (b) warnings and signals for drills or attacks and 
the mechanical devices to be used in connection therewith; (c) 
the effective screening or extinguishing of all lights and light- 
ing devices and appliances; (d) shutting off water mains, gas 
mains, electric power connections and the suspension of all 
other utility services; (e) the conduct of civilians and the move- 
ment and cessation of movement of pedestrians and vehicular 
traffic during, prior, and subsequent to drills or attack; (f) pub- 
lic meetings or gatherings; and (g) the evacuation and recep- 
tion of the civilian population. 

6. Taking of Private Property, Compensation Therefor 
and the Use Thereof. I. Whenever a civil defense emergency 
necessarily requires such action, the governor with the advice 
and consent of the council may, by warrant specifying the par- 
ticular real property and the personal property by specifica- 
tion of the types, quantities, and general location thereof, 
together with the names of the owners, where known, authorize 
the state director, by his agents, to (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 ammuni- 
tion; (b) any horses, vehicles, motor vehicles, aeroplanes, ships, 
boats, or any other means of conveyance, including the rolling 
stock of steam or electric railroads or of street railways; (c) any 
cattle, poultry, provisions for man or 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 necessary purposes; (e) any gasoline 
or other means of motor or engine propulsion; but such tak- 
ings shall be strictly limited to the necessities of the situation. 
The person proposing to take possession of any such property 



300 Chapter 224 1953 

in the name of the state shall present to the owner or person 
in possession or control thereof a copy of the warrant under 
which he purports to act certified by the state director, and 
upon taking possession or control a receipt therefor specifically 
listing the property so taken and specifically referring to the 
warrant authorizing the taking. 

II. Whenever possession of any real estate or title to any 
personal property is taken 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 commission of three suitable 
persons to assess fair and just compensation in cases where the 
amount cannot be determined by agreement. Said chief justice 
shall fix the per diem compensation of the members of the 
commission and fill any vacancies which may occur therein. 
Said commission shall determine what sum shall justly compen- 
sate 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 appraisers as said 
commission shall deem necessary to assist in the performance of 
its duty, 

III. Any claimant aggrieved by the award made by the 
commission may appeal to the superior court from the de- 
cision within sixty days from the granting of the award, as in 
the case of petitions for the laying out of highways. All final 
awards or judgments entered against the state in such proceed- 
ings and the fees and expenses of said commission shall be 
promptly paid by the state treasurer, on warrant of the gover- 
nor and council, from any money in the general fund of 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 include 
the sale at the prevailing market price or the gratuitous dis- 
tribution of the articles enumerated in clauses (c), (d) and (e) 
of the first sentence of this section. All moneys derived from 
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. 



1953 Chapter 224 301 

V. Any person who shall wilfully take possession of, or 
attempt to take possession of, property, purporting to act under 
this section but without authority to so act, whether by false 
pretense or otherwise, shall, upon conviction, be fined an 
amount not less than twice nor more than three times the 
value of the property taken or attempted to be taken (one-half 
of which fine shall be paid to the owner of the property, the 
other half of which shall be paid to the county) or imprisoned 
not more than five years, or both. 

7. Emergency Powers. The provisions of this section shall 
be operative only during the existence of a state of civil de- 
fense emergency (referred to hereinafter in this section as 
"emergency"). The existence of such emergency may be pro- 
claimed by the governor or by resolution of the house or senate 
if the governor or the legislature in such resolution, finds that 
an attack upon the United States has occurred or is anticipated 
in the immediate future, or that a natural disaster of major 
proportions has actually occurred within this state, and that 
the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state require 
an invocation of the provisions of this section during such 
period as such state of emergency exists or continues, the gov- 
ernor shall have and may exercise the following additional 
emergency powers: 

(a) To enforce all laws, rules, and regulations, relating to 
civil defense and to assume direct operational control of any 
or all civil defense forces and helpers in the state; 

(b) To sell, lend, lease, give, transfer, or deliver ma- 
terials or perform services for civil defense purposes on such 
terms and conditions as the governor shall prescribe and with- 
out regard to the limitations of any existing law, and to ac- 
count to the state treasurer for any funds received for such 
property; 

(c) To provide for and compel the evacuation of all 
or part of the population from any stricken or threatened area 
or areas within the state and to take such steps as are necessary 
for the receipt and care of such evacuees; 

(d) Subject to the provisions of the state constitution, to 
remove from office any public officer having administrative 
responsibilities under this chapter. Such removal shall be 
upon charges after service upon such person of a copy of such 
charges and after giving him an opportunity to be heard in 



302 Chapter 224 1953 

his defense. Pending the preparation and disposition of charges, 
the governor may suspend such person for a period not ex- 
ceeding thirty days. A vacancy resuking from removal or sus- 
pension pursuant to this section shall be filled by the governor 
until it is filled as otherwise provided by law; 

(e) To perform and exercise such other functions, 
powers, and duties as are necessary to promote and secure the 
safety and protection of the civilian population. 

8. Mobile Support Units. Subject to the approval of the 
governor, and with due consideration of the plans of the fed- 
eral government and of other states, the state director is author- 
ized to create and establish such number of mobile support 
units as may be necessary to reinforce civil defense organiza- 
tions in stricken areas in this and other states. He shall appoint 
a commander for each such unit who shall be responsible for 
the organization, administration and operation of such unit. 
Mobile support units shall be called to duty upon orders of the 
governor and shall perform their functions in any part of the 
state, or, under the conditions specified in this section, in other 
states. Personnel of mobile support units while on duty, 
whether within or without the state, shall: 

I. If they are employees of the state, have the powers, 
duties, rights, privileges and receive the compensation inci- 
dental to their employment; 

II. If they are employees of a political subdivision of the 
state, whether serving within or without such political sub- 
division, have the powers, duties, rights, privileges and im- 
munities and receive the compensation incidental to their em- 
ployment; and 

III. If they are not employees of the state or a political 
subdivision thereof, be entitled to compensation by the state 
at the same rates of daily pay, and allowances, as are allowed 
grand and petit jurors under the provisions of section 26, of 
chapter 375, Revised Laws, as amended, and to the same rights 
as to compensation for injuries as are provided by law for the 
employees of this state. The personnel of mobile support units 
shall, while on duty, be subject to the operational control of 
the authority in charge of civil defense activities in the area 
in which they are serving, and shall be reimbursed for all ac- 
tual travel and subsistence expenses incurred under orders 
issued by the state director. The state shall reimburse a politi- 



1953 Chapter 224 303 

cal subdivision for the compensation paid and actual and 
necessary travel, subsistence and maintenance expenses of em- 
ployees of such political subdivision while serving under orders 
issued by the state director as members of a mobile support 
unit, and for all losses of or damage to supplies and equipment 
of such political subdivision resulting from the operation of 
such mobile support unit. Whenever a mobile support unit of 
another state shall render aid in the state of New Hampshire 
pursuant to the orders of the governor of its home state and 
upon the request of the governor of this state, this state shall 
reimburse such other state for the compensation paid and 
actual and necessary travel, subsistence and maintenance ex- 
penses of the personnel of such mobile support unit while ren- 
dering such aid, and for all losses of or damage to supplies and 
equipment of such other state or a political subdivision there- 
of resulting from the rendering of such aid; provided, that the 
laws of such other state contain provisions substantially similar 
to those recited in this section. No personnel of mobile sup- 
port units of this state shall be ordered by the governor to oper- 
ate in any other state unless the laws of such other state contain 
provisions substantially similar to this section. 

9. Local Organization for Civil Defense, (a) Each political 
subdivision of the state is authorized to establish a local organ- 
ization for civil defense in accordance with the state civil de- 
fense plan and program. Each local organization for civil de- 
fense shall have a local director who shall be appointed and 
removed with or without cause by the city council of a city 
or board of selectmen of a town, and who shall have direct 
responsibility for the organization, administration and opera- 
tion of such local organization for civil defense, subject to the 
direction and control of such city council or selectmen. The 
city council of a city or board of selectmen of a town may ap- 
point one of their own members to act as director or they may 
vote themselves not to appoint a director and vote to them- 
selves exercise all the powers of a director. If a local director 
is removed by a city council of a city or board of selectmen 
of a town or if the said council or board vote to themselves 
exercise the powers of director, the state director shall be noti- 
fied immediately. In the event the city council of a city or 
board of selectmen of a town fail to appoint a local director 
within thirty days of receipt of a formal request from the state 
director, the state director with the approval of the governor 



304 Chapter 224 1953 

and council, shall be empowered to appoint a local director 
forthwith. Each local organization for civil defense shall per- 
form civil defense functions within the territorial limits of a 
political subdivision within which it is organized, and, in addi- 
tion, shall conduct such functions outside of such territorial 
limits as may be required pursuant to the provisions of section 
8 of this chapter. 

(b) In carrying out the provisions hereof each political 
subdivision, in which any disaster as described in section 2 
hereof occurs, shall have the power to enter into contracts and 
incur obligations necessary to combat such disaster, protecting 
the health and safety of persons and property, and providing 
emergency assistance to the victims of such disaster. Each 
political subdivision is authorized to exercise the powers vested 
under this section in the light of the exigencies of the extreme 
emergency situation without regard to time-consuming pro- 
cedures and formalities prescribed by law (excepting manda- 
tory constitutional requirements) pertaining to the perform- 
ance of public work, entering into contracts, the incurring of 
obligations, the employment of temporary workers, the rental 
of equipment, the purchase of supplies and materials, and the 
appropriation and expenditure of public funds. 

10. Mutual Aid Arrangements. The local director of each 
local organization for civil defense may, with the approval of 
the state director, and in collaboration with other public and 
private agencies within this state, develop or cause to be de- 
veloped mutual aid arrangements for reciprocal civil defense 
aid and assistance in case of disaster too great to be dealt with 
unassisted. Such arrangements shall be consistent with the 
state civil defense plan and program, and in time of emergency 
it shall be the duty of each local organization for civil defense 
to render assistance in accordance with the provisions of such 
mutual aid arrangements. The local director of each local 
organization for civil defense may, subject to the approval of 
the state director, enter into mutual aid arrangements with 
civil defense agencies or organizations in other states for recip- 
rocal civil defense aid and assistance in case of disaster too great 
to be dealt with unassisted. 

11. Immunity and Exemption, (a) All functions hereunder 
and all other activities relating to civil defense are hereby de- 
clared to be governmental functions. Neither the state nor any 



1953 Chapter 224 305 

political subdivision thereof nor other agencies of the state or 
political subdivision thereof, nor, except in cases of wilful mis- 
conduct, negligence, or bad faith, any civil defense worker 
complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this 
act, or any order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to 
the provisions of this act, or pursuant to any ordinance relat- 
ing to black-out or other precautionary measures enacted by 
any political subdivision of the state, shall be liable for the 
death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property, as a 
result of any such activity. The provisions of this section shall 
not affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which 
he would otherwise be entitled under this chapter, or under 
the workmen's compensation law, or under any retirement law, 
nor the right of any such person to receive any benefits or com- 
pensation under any act of congress. 

(b) Any requirement for a license to practice any pro- 
fessional, mechanical or other skill shall not apply to any au- 
thorized civil defense worker who shall, in the course of per- 
forming his duties as such, practice such professional, mechani- 
cal or other skill during a civil defense emergency. 

(c) As used in this section the term civil defense worker 
shall include any full or part-time paid, volunteer or auxiliary 
employee of this state, or other states, territories, possessions 
or the District of Columbia, of the federal government, or any 
neighboring country, or of any political subdivision thereof, or 
of any agency or organization, performing civil defense ser- 
vices at any place in this state subject to the order or control 
of, or pursuant to a request of, the state government or any 
political subdivision thereof. 

(d) Dentists licensed in this state and nurses registered 
in this state when engaged in training for civil defense and 
during any civil defense emergency shall be regarded as au- 
thorized civil defense workers and while so engaged may prac- 
tice, in addition to the authority granted them by other 
statutes, administration of anesthetics; minor surgery; intrave- 
nous, subcutaneous and intramuscular procedures; and oral 
and topical medication under the general but not necessarily 
direct supervision of a member of the medical staff of a legally 
incorporated and licensed hospital of this state, and to assist 
such staff members in other medical and surgical procedures. 

(e) Any civil defense worker, as defined in this section. 



306 Chapter 224 1953 

performing civil defense services at any place in this state pur- 
suant to agreements, compacts or arrangements for mutual aid 
and assistance, to which the state or a political subdivision 
thereof is a party, shall possess the same powers, duties, 
immunities and privileges he would ordinarily possess if per- 
forming his duties in the state, province or political subdivi- 
sion thereof in which normally employed or rendering services. 

12. No Private Liability. Any person owning or controlling 
real estate or other premises who voluntarily and without com- 
pensation grants a license or privilege, or otherwise permits the 
designation or use of the whole or any part or parts of such 
real estate or premises for the purpose of sheltering persons 
during an actual, impending, mock or practice attack shall, 
together with his successors in interest, if any, not be civilly 
liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any 
person on or about such real estate or premises for loss of, or 
damage to, the property of such person. 

13. Appropriations and Authority to Accept Services, Gifts, 
Grants, and Loans. Each political subdivision shall have the 
power to make appropriations in the manner provided by law 
for making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of such 
political subdivision for the payment of expenses of its local 
organization for civil defense. Whenever the federal govern- 
ment or any agency or officer thereof shall offer to the state, or 
through the state to any political subdivision thereof, services, 
equipment, supplies, materials, or funds by way of gift, grant 
or loan, for purposes of civil defense, the state, acting through 
the governor, or such political subdivision, acting with the 
consent of the governor and through its executive officer or 
city councils, or board of selectmen, may accept such offer, 
subject to the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, 
if any, of the agency making the offer. Whenever any person, 
firm or corporation shall offer to the state or to any political 
subdivision thereof, services, equipment, supplies, materials, 
or funas by way of gift, grant or loan, for purposes of civil de- 
fense, the state, acting through the governor, or such political 
subdivision, acting through its executive officer or city coim- 
cils or board of selectmen, may accept such offer, subject to 
the terms. 

14. Utilization of Existing Services and Facilities. In carry- 
ingf out the provisions hereof, the governor and the executive 



1953 Chapter 224 307 

officers or city councils or selectmen of the political subdivi- 
sions of the state shall utilize the services, equipment, supplies 
and facilities of existing departments, offices, and agencies of 
the state and of the political subdivisions thereof to the maxi- 
mum extent practicable, and the officers and personnel of all 
such departments, offices, and agencies are directed to cooper- 
ate with and extend such services and facilities to the governor 
and to the civil defense organizations of the state upon request. 

15. Political Activity Prohibited. No organization for civil 
defense established under the authority hereof shall participate 
in any form of political activity, nor shall it be employed di- 
rectly or indirectly for political purposes. 

16. Civil Defense Personnel. No person shall be employed 
or associated in any capacity in any civil defense organization 
established hereunder who advocates or has advocated a change 
by force or violence in the constitutional form of the govern- 
ment of the United States or in this state or the overthrow of 
any government in the United States by force or violence, or 
who has been convicted of or is under indictment or informa- 
tion charging any subversive act against the United States. Each 
person who is appointed to serve in an organization for civil 
defense shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath, 
in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in 
this state, which oath shall be as follows: 

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 

that I will support and defend the constitution of the United 
States, and the constitution of the state of New Hampshire, 
against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true 
faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation 
freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; 
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon 
which I am about to enter. 

"And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, 
nor am I a member of any political party or organization that 
advocates the overthrow of the government of the United 
States or of the state of New Hampshire by force or violence; 
and that during such time as I am a member of the State Civil 
Defense Agency, I will not advocate nor become a member of 
any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow 
of the government of the United States or of the state of New 
Hampshire by force or violence." 



308 Chapter 225 1953 

17. Severability. If any provision hereof or the application 
thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such in- 
validity shall not affect other provisions or applications hereof 
which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and to 
that end the provisions hereof are declared to be severable. 

18. Enforcement. It shall be the duty of every organization 
for civil defense established pursuant hereto and of the officers 
thereof to execute and enforce such orders, rules and regula- 
tions as may be made by the governor under authority hereof. 
Each such organization shall have available for inspection at 
its office all orders, rules and regulations made by the governor, 
or under his authority. 

19. Arrest without Warrant. A peace officer, when in full 
and distinctive uniform or displaying a badge or other in- 
signia of authority, may arrest without a warrant any person 
violating or attempting to violate in such officer's presence any 
order, rule, or regulation made pursuant to this chapter. This 
authority shall be limited to those rules and regulations which 
affect the public generally. 

20. Appropriation. For the purposes hereof, the governor 
is authorized to draw such sums of money as may be necessary 
from the emergency fund. 

21. Short Title. This chapter may be cited as the "Civil 
Defense Act." 

2. Renumbering; Takes Effect. Amend chapter 304 of the 
Laws of 1949 by renumbering section 18 to read section 22. 
This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COOPERATIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

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

1. Cooperative School Districts. Amend section 1 of chap- 
ter 199 of the Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws 



1953 Chapter 225 309 

of 1951, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

1. Definitions. The terms used in this chapter shall be 
construed as follows, unless a different meaning is clearly ap- 
parent from the language or context: 

I. "Cooperative school district" means a district com- 
posed of two or more school districts of the state associated to- 
gether under the provisions of this act and may include either 
the elementary schools, the secondary schools, or both. 

II. "Elementary school" shall mean all grades from the 
kindergarten or grade one through grade six, or kindergarten 
or grade one through grade eight. 

III. "Secondary school" shall mean all grades from 
grade seven through grade twelve, or grade nine through grade 
twelve. 

IV. "Cooperative school board" shall mean a school 
board serving a cooperative school district. 

V. "Pre-existing district" shall mean a district or por- 
tion of a district which is included within the boundaries of a 
proposed or established cooperative school district. 

VI. "Board" shall mean the state board of education. 

VII. "Commissioner" shall mean commissioner of edu- 
cation. 

VIII. "Establishment" shall mean the date set in the 
resolution adopted at the organization meeting. 

2. Procedure. Amend paragraph I of section 3 of chap- 
ter 199, Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following: I. The board is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to suggest in this state cooperative school districts to 
provide for the educational needs and services of elementary 
and secondary school children and youth, to determine and 
define the boundaries, and to designate said districts by name, 
number and such other description as it shall deem proper. 
Any school district desirous of becoming a part of a suggested 
cooperative school district for a region shall at a duly called 
annual or special meeting by a majority vote of those present 
and voting vote to petition the board to become a part of a 
cooperative school district. One or two representatives from 



310 Chapter 225 1953 

each pre-existing district shall be elected at the petitioning 
meetings to form an interim committee who shall prepare a 
financial budget for the operation of the proposed cooperative 
district. The district clerk shall within ten days after the meet- 
ing forward to the board a certified record of the meeting, a 
certified copy of the warrant articles acted upon at the meet- 
ing, and also certification of the posting of the notice of the 
meeting plus the results of the election to the interim com- 
mittee. The records of each meeting shall show that a majority 
of the qualified voters present and voting in each duly called 
school district meeting are in favor of joining a cooperative 
school district of the region as approved and laid out by the 
board. Following a vote by the individual districts of the sug- 
gested cooperative school district, the board is empowered to 
lay out a proposed cooperative school district when a sufficient 
number of districts of the original proposal have indicated 
their desire by a majority vote of the qualified voters to become 
a part of a cooperative school district, and if in the board's 
judgment the districts so voting would constitute an adminis- 
trative unit possessing the necessary conditions to make it to 
the best interests of the region to be so organized. Within ten 
days after the making and entry of the orders pursuant to this 
section, the board shall transmit a certified copy thereof to the 
clerk and to the chairman of the school board of each school 
district, indicating the territory which is affected by said orders. 
Each school board shall within ten days after receipt of such 
orders cause them to be published in a local newspaper or in 
one commonly circulated in the district. 

3. Establishment. Amend section 4 of chapter 199 of the 
Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws of 1951, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 4. Organization Meeting. I, Any meeting held for 
the purpose of organizing a cooperative school district shall 
be called to order by a qualified voter of the proposed coopera- 
tive school district, designated by the board for the purpose. 
The first order of business shall be the election by a plurality 
vote of a moderator and of a clerk pro-tem by ballot, who shall 
be qualified voters of the proposed district. The affirmative 
vote of a majority of the qualified voters present and voting 
shall be required on the adoption of the following resolution: 
"Resolved that cooperative school district (add designa- 
tion) be organized to provide for the educational needs and 



1953 Chapter 225 311 

services of (add one of the following: (a) 

all elementary school children, (b) all secondary school youth, 
(c) all elementary and secondary school children) and that its 
establishment be effective as of ." The adoption of 

this resolution shall be by ballot. During the period from the 
date of the vote of the organization of the cooperative school 
district to its official establishment the new cooperative school 
district shall have all the authority and privileges of a regular 
school district for bonding purposes, for the construction of 
school facilities and for such other necessary functions to ob- 
tain proper facilities for the provision of a complete program 
of education. When necessary the school board of the coopera- 
tive school district is authorized to prepare a budget and call 
a special meeting of the voters of the district for the purpose 
of adopting the budget and to determine the financial appro- 
priation. If the resolution to form the cooperative school dis- 
trict of this section is adopted, then the voters shall proceed 
to organize in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. 
If at any such meeting the resolutions regarding the formation 
of a cooperative school district shall be presented and shall 
not be adopted, there shall be no further proceedings at such 
meeting, except a motion to reconsider the question, and no 
such meeting shall again be called within six months there- 
after. If no meeting shall be called to reconsider the question 
within two years thereafter or if at any such meeting thereafter 
called the resolution shall again fail of adoption, the order of 
the board to which the resolution relates shall be deemed null 
and void and of no further force or effect. The meeting may be 
adjourned from time to time by a majority vote of the qualified 
voters present but no such adjournment shall be for a longer 
period than ten days. A copy of the minutes of the meeting or 
meetings duly certified by the clerk shall be filed by him with 
the board, with each union superintendent in whose jurisdic- 
tion such school district, or any part thereof, is then or there- 
after located, and with the town clerk of each town in which 
any part of said school district is then or thereafter located. 

II. Election of Officers. The first cooperative school 
board shall be elected at the organization meeting. Whether 
the number of members of the cooperative school board shall 
be five, seven, or nine shall be determined by the voters at 
this meeting, before the election takes place. The school boards 
of the pre-existing districts shall make, post and correct a list of 



312 Chapter 225 1953 

the legal voters in the district as supervisors are required to do 
and such lists shall be checked at the election of officers at this 
organization meeting. All school board members at this meet- 
ing and at subsequent annual district meetings shall be elected 
so as to insure each school district forming a part of the coop- 
erative school district a member of the cooperative school 
board. Other members shall be elected at large or as deter- 
mined by the voters. The first cooperative school board shall 
be elected by ballot by plurality vote of those qualified voters 
present and voting. The board member receiving the largest 
number of votes shall be elected for the longest term of office 
as adopted by the district with other members receiving their 
term of office in the same manner. Subsequent elections of 
school board members and the moderator shall be in accord- 
ance with the non-partisan ballot system provided for in sec- 
tions 112 to 120 of chapter 34 of the Revised Laws, as inserted 
by chapter 22, Laws of 1943. 

(1) When the cooperative school board consists of 
five members, the members thus elected shall take office at 
once and shall cotinue to hold office for five, four, three, two 
and one years, respectively, from the date of meeting. There- 
after one member of such board shall be elected each year for 
a term of five years. 

(2) When the cooperative school board consists of 
seven members, two members shall be elected for three years, 
two members for two years, and three members for one year. 
Thereafter their successors shall be elected each year for terms 
of three years. 

(3) When the cooperative school board consists of 
nine members, three members shall be elected for three years, 
three members for two years, and three members for one year. 
Thereafter their successors shall be elected each year for terms 
of three years. 

(4) Members of the cooperative school board shall 
serve with or without remuneration as the district shall deter- 
mine, but they shall be paid their necessary expenses while up- 
on official business. 

III. For purposes of state-wide supervision a coopera- 
tive school district shall be a school district. 

IV. The interim committee shall include in the organ- 



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ization warrant an article calling for an appropriation for the 
operation of the proposed cooperative district during the first 
year and such other items of business as need to be acted upon 
at the organization meeting. 

4. Cooperative School Board. Amend the first paragraph 
of section 5 of chapter 199, Laws of 1947, as inserted by chap- 
ter 213, Laws of 1951, by striking out the words "July first 
next following" in the eighth line and inserting in place thereof 
the words, the date of establishment, so that said paragraph as 
amended shall read as follows: The cooperative school board 
so elected shall organize at once and proceed to assume its 
responsibilities and duties with respect to the administration 
and planning of the new cooperative school district which 
thereupon comes into official existence, provided, however, 
that the cooperative board shall have no administrative author- 
ity as to the schools in the pre-existing districts until the date 
of establishment. Thereafter all cooperative school district offi- 
cers shall assume office at the beginning of the next fiscal year 
following their election. The cooperative school board shall 
have the same powers and duties as school boards in school 
districts as prescribed by chapter 135 of the Revised Laws. 
Except as provided in this chapter, all the provisions of this 
chapter or of any other general law relating to or affecting 
school districts in the state shall apply to cooperative school 
districts organized as herein provided. 

5. Powers of the District to Borrow Money for Capital 
Improvements. Amend paragraph II of section 6 of chapter 
199, Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following: II. Each cooperative school district shall have 
the power to borrow money and issue its notes or bonds in 
conformity with the provisions of chapter 72 of the Revised 
Laws, "municipal bonds statute," provided however that no 
cooperative school district shall incur debt to an amount ex- 
ceeding five per cent of the total aggregate assessed valuation 
of such cooperative school district. Permission to exceed this 
limit, but not in excess of eight per cent may be secured from 
a board of investigation as set up under the provisions of 
chapter 5, Laws of 1951, as amended by chapter 9, Laws of 
1953. 

6. Local Districts. Amend paragraph III of section 6 of 



314 Chapter 225 1953 

chapter 199, Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 231, Laws 
of 1951, by striking out said paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: IIL Whenever only a part of the edu- 
cational system of a local school district is incorporated into 
a cooperative school district, such local district shall continue 
in existence and function as previously, and the cooperative 
school district shall assume only those outstanding debts and 
obligations of the local district which pertain to the property 
acquired by the cooperative school district for use by the 
cooperative school district and in such case no cooperative 
school district shall incur debt to any amount exceeding 
three per cent of the total aggregate assessed valuation of 
such cooperative school district for elementary not exceeding 
four per cent for secondary school. Permission to exceed this 
limit but not in excess of five per cent may be secured from 
a board of investigation as set up under the provisions of 
chapter 5, Laws of 1951, as amended by chapter 9, Laws of 
1953. However, in no case shall the total debt incurred for 
school purposes by a local district for its own or that part of 
the debt of a cooperative school district for which it may be 
liable exceed eight per cent of the last assessed valuation of 
said local district. 

7. Municipal Budget Law. Amend section 12 of chapter 
199 of the Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws of 
1951, by striking out the last sentence of said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: The provisions of chap- 
ter 52 of the Revised Laws, the municipal budget law, shall 
not apply to a cooperative school district except in a case where 
said district is composed of pre-existing school districts wholly 
within one town, which town has adopted said budget law, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 12. 
Budget. On or before March first annually the cooperative 
school board shall prepare a budget for the ensuing year, after 
holding at least one public hearing at some convenient place 
in the district, of which at least seven days' notice shall have 
been given, and said budget shall be posted in a public place 
in each pre-existing district and given such other publication 
as said cooperative school board may determine. The provi- 
sions of chapter 52 of the Revised Laws, the municipal budget 
law, shall not apply to a cooperative school district except in a 
case where said district is composed of pre-existing school dis- 



1953 Chapter 226 315 

tricts wholly within one town, which town has adopted said 
budget law. 

8. Optional Provisions. Amend section 8 of chapter 199, 
Laws of 1947, as inserted by chapter 213, Laws of 1951, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 8. Cost of Operation. The cost of operating coop- 
erative schools shall be prorated among the pre-existing dis- 
tricts in accordance ^vith either one of the following ways, ex- 
cept as hereinafter provided, as determined by the majority 
vote of the cooperative district meeting: 

L The proportion that its adjusted valuation bears to 
the total adjusted valuation of the property within the coop- 
erative school district; or 

IL One-half of cost shall be apportioned in propor- 
tion to the average daily membership for the preceding school 
year and one-half shall be apportioned on the adjusted valua- 
tion formula above. 

in. Provided that in the formation of cooperative 
school district from pre-existing school districts of Bennington, 
Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, 
Sharon and Temple or any combination of said districts as laid 
out by the board the cooperative district to be formed may, by 
vote at the organization meeting, choose to prorate the cost 
of operating said cooperative district by either one of the 
methods provided by paragraphs I and II of this section, or 
may choose the following alternative method, namely, the total 
cost shall be apportioned in proportion to the average daily 
membership for the preceding school year. 

9. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pass- 
age. 

[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF DORMITORIES AT 

KEENE TEACHERS COLLEGE AND NEW HAMPSIRE UNIVERSITY^ TO BE 

LIQUIDATED FROM INCOME. 

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



316 Chapter 226 1953 

1 . Dormitory at Keene Teachers College. The sum of three 
hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the pur- 
pose of the construction, equipment and furnishing of a dormi- 
tory at Keene teachers college, and for the purchase or acquisi- 
tion of land for a site for said dormitory. 

2. New Hampshire University. The sum of five hundred 
thousand dollars ($500,000) is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose of the construction, equipment and furnishing of 
a dormitory at New Hampshire university, and for the con- 
struction of heating lines for housing facilities at the university. 
The appropriation made by this section shall be expended 
by the university under the direction of the governor and 
council, and the work shall be done in accordance with plans 
and specifications approved by the governor and council. All 
contracts for the purchase and the construction of said dormi- 
tory shall be let (1) at public sealed bidding, (2) only after an 
advertisement calling for bids has been published at least once 
in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper of general cir- 
culation in New Hampshire, the first publication being not 
less than thirty days prior to the date the bids will be received, 
(3) and to the lowest responsible bidder. 

3. Eminent Domain. The governor and council may ac- 
quire on behalf of the state, either by purchase or otherwise by 
eminent domain proceedings any real estate deemed necessary 
for the building authorized by the provisions of section 1. 

4. Borrowing Power. The state treasurer is hereby author- 
ized under the direction of the governor and council to borrow 
upon the credit of the state a sum not exceeding three hundred 
thousand dollars ($300,000) for the purpose of carrying into 
effect the provisions of section 1 hereof, and to borrow upon 
the credit of the state a sum not exceeding five hundred thou- 
sand dollars ($500,000) for the purpose of carrying into effect 
the provisions of section 2 of this act, and for said purposes 
may issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the state at a 
rate of interest to be determined by the governor and council. 
The maturity dates of such bonds shall be determined by the 
governor and council, but in no case shall they be later than 
twenty years from the date of issue and may be redeemable 
before maturity at the option of the governor and council ai 
such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as 
may be fixed by the governor and council prior to the issuance 



1953 Chapter 226 317 

of the bonds. The bonds shall be in such form and denomina- 
tion as the governor and council shall determine, may be regis- 
terable as to both principal and interest, shall be countersigned 
by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and 
credit of the state. The secretary of state shall keep an account 
of all such bonds showing the number and amount of each, the 
time of countersigning, the date of delivery to the state treas- 
urer and the date of maturity. The state treasurer shall keep 
an account of each bond showing the number thereof, the 
name of the person to whom sold, the amount received from 
the same, the date of the sale and the date of maturity. 

5. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
hereunder the treasurer, with the approval 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 hereunder. Provided, however, that at no 
one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short term 
loans exceed the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars. 

6. Sale o£ Bonds or Notes. All bonds or notes, except short 
term loans, issued under the provisions of this act shall be 
sold (1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertisement 
calling for bids has been published at least once in each of two 
successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general circulation 
in New Hampshire and in a financial publication of national 
circulation, the first publication being not less than thirty dayS 
prior to the day the bids will be received, and (3) to the highest 
bidder. The governor and council may reject any or all bids, 
and/or negotiate with the highest responsible bidder. The pro- 
ceeds from the sale of such bonds shall be held by the state 
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 war- 
rant for the payment from the funds provided by this act of 
all sums expended or due for the purposes herein authorized. 
All interest from such bonds shall be exempt from taxation 
within the state. 

7. Liquidation. The state board of education shall estab- 
lish and charge room rental rates for the use of the dormitory 
at Keene teachers college as provided by section 1 hereof. Said 
rates shall be sufficient to amortize the investment in said 
dormitory. The income from said room rentals shall be paid 



318 Chapter 226 1953 

into the funds of the Keene teachers college. The state treas- 
urer is authorized to deduct from said funds of Keene teachers 
college such sum or sums as may be necessary to meet interest 
and principal payments in accordance with the terms and con- 
ditions of the bonds or notes issued under the authority hereof 
for the purpose of the dormitory at the Keene teachers college. 

8. Expenditures. The funds provided in section 1 for the 
purposes of this act shall be expended by the state board of 
education, provided that all contracts for projects and plans 
and specifications therefor shall be' awarded in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter 90-A of the Revised Laws as in- 
serted by part 9 of chapter 5, Laws of 1950, as amended. 

9. Contracts for Construction. All contracts for the con- 
struction of the said Keene teachers college dormitory shall be 
awarded to the lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed 
bid after an advertisement calling for bids has been published 
at least once in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper of 
general circulation in New Hampshire. The first publication 
of such advertisement shall be not less than fourteen days prior 
to the date bids will be received. Contracts shall be awarded in 
accordance with section 13, part 9, chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

10. University Trustees. The trustees of the university are 
authorized to maintain the dormitory constructed under sec- 
tion 2 of this act, and to collect rents therefrom. The income 
from such rents shall be kept in a separate fund from which 
shall be paid the maintenance of said dormitory. The balance 
of said income together with income from rents of other dormi- 
tories at the university not otherwise obligated, shall be used 
for the payment of the annual interest on the state borrowing 
for the purposes of said section 2 and for the payment of in- 
stalments of principal as the same become due until such 
time as all obligations incurred under the provisions of section 
2 have been met and thereafter said property shall become a 
part of the university property. 

IL Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 227 319 

CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR AND ON BE- 
HALF OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WING^ CIVIL AIR PATROL. 

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

1. Purpose. It is hereby found and declared that the util- 
ization by the state of New Hampshire of the personnel, air- 
craft and equipment of the New Hampshire Wing, civil air 
patrol (the official Civilian Auxiliary of the United States Air 
Force) is necessary in the event of disaster such as fire, flood, 
hurricane, earthquake, and for the proper operation of the 
state civil defense agency, as its air arm, and that the alloca- 
tion of state funds for the conditioninQ^ maintenance and 
operation of civil air patrol aircraft, communications facilities 
and other equipment now in the possession of the New Hamp- 
shire Wing, in order that it may be available, in operational 
condition, and manned by civil air patrol personnel, at all 
times to the civil defense agency and to any or all other state 
agencies in the event of disaster resulting from enemy attack, 
sabotage, or other hostile action, or from fire, flood, hurricane, 
earthquake, or other natural causes, is therefore desirable. 

2. Appropriations. There is hereby appropriated, for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1954 the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars; and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955 the sum of 
ten thousand dollars. The sums hereby appropriated shall be 
expended to carry out the functions and operations of the 
New Hampshire Wing, civil air patrol, in so far as these oper- 
atives and functions pertain to the conditioning, main- 
tenance and operation of the equipment now in the possession 
of the New Hampshire Wing, together with any additional 
equipment purchased, assigned or donated to said Wing, pro- 
vided that no part of said sums shall be expended for any com- 
mitments made prior to the passage of this act. The governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for the sums hereby 
appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



320 Chapters 228, 229 1953 

CHAPTER 228. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH. 

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

1. Council Established. There shall be a council on mental 
health consisting of the following members ex officio: superin- 
tendent of the state hospital, director of the mental hygiene 
clinics, superintendent of the Laconia state school, superinten- 
dent of the industrial school, executive director of the com- 
mission on alcoholism, warden of the state prison, commis- 
sioner of education and the chairman of the tri-state commis- 
sion. Each member shall hold office as a member of the council 
until the end of the term for which he was appointed. The 
members shall serve without compensation or expenses, other 
than their regular salaries as state officials and employees. 

2. Chairman. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of 
the state hospital to call the first meeting of the council at 
which the council shall elect a chairman who shall serve for 
one year. Thereafter the chairman shall be elected annually. 

3. Duties of the Council. The council shall meet at least 
once every quarter to advise and consult upon common prob- 
lems in the field of mental health; to make an annual report 
and such other reports and recommendations as may be desir- 
able to the governor and council; and, subject to approval of 
the board or commossioners of the agencies affected, to make 
such studies and recommendations upon its own initiative, or 
upon request, to the general court concerning such changes 
as it may deem advisable to effectively coordinate the work of 
the agencies represented by the members in so far as mental 
health programs are concerned. Its decisions shall be advisory 
only. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 229. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TRANSFER OF CERTAIN INMATES OF LACONIA 

STATE SCHOOL. 



1953 Chapter 230 321 

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

1. Transfer. Amend chapter 129 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting after section 9 the following new sections: 9-a. De- 
fective Delinquents. Whenever any inmate of the Laconia 
State School becomes, in the opinion of the trustees thereof, 
defectively delinquent and his continued confinement therein 
a continuing danger to other inmates, such defective delin- 
quent inmate may be committed to any other suitable institu- 
tion, including the state hospital, within or without the state 
of New Hampshire, as the superior court shall order. 9-b. 
Expenses. The provisions of sections 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 of 
chapter 464 of the Revised Laws shall apply to the care and 
custody of such defective and dangerous delinquents when in 
the opinion of the superior court no suitable institution for 
their continued confinement exists within the state of New 
Hampshire. 9-c. Modification of Order. The superior court 
shall have continuing jurisdiction to modify its orders in such 
cases and shall consider petitions for further commitment as 
may be brought by trustees of the receiving institution. 

2. Type of Inmate Admitted. Amend section 1 of chapter 
17 of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 225, 
Laws of 1949, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: L Name. The asylum for the insane, 
for emotionally or mentally ill persons, and for such non-psy- 
chotic defective delinquents as it may receive upon order of 
the superior court pursuant to section 9-a, chapter 129 of the 
Revised Laws, at Concord is a corporation under the name of 
the New Hampshire State Hospital. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TOWN RECORDS^ PERSONAL PROPERTY MORT- 
GAGES^ AND INTERPRETING THE SETTLEMENT LAW. 

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



322 Chapter 230 1953 

1. Town Clerks. Amend chapter 59 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 9 a new section as follows: 9-a. Fees. 
Town clerks shall be entitled to a minimum fee of one dollar 
for recording a bill of conditional sale, a personal property 
mortgage ot for a copy of any public records in his custody 
except copies of vital statistics; for recording writs of attach- 
ment, discharging a mortgage on the margin of a record or 
for recording an assignment thereof, the minimum fee shall 
be fifty cents. 

2. Registers of Deeds. Amend section 15 of chapter 49 of 
the Revised Laws by striking out in the first line the words 
"town clerks" so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 15. Fees. Registers of deeds and all other recording and 
certifying officers, except as otherwise specially provided, shall 
be entitled to the following fees: 

For recording or copying each page of two hundred and 
twenty-four words, thirty cents; provided that if the deed or 
other paper contains the names of more than two parties there- 
to other than the husband or wife of the grantor or grantee, 
an additional fee of twenty cents each shall be charged for in- 
dexing the names of additional grantors or grantees or other 
parties thereto. 

For every certificate, fifteen cents; for examining the records 
at the request of any person, one dollar for each hour spent 
therein; for discharging a mortgage on the margin of the 
record, or for recording an assignment thereof, fifty cents. 

3. Interpretation of Settlement Law. Amend chapter 125, 
Revised Laws, by adding after section 8 the following new 
section: 8-a . Interpretation. Nothing contained in the pre- 
ceding section shall be construed to deprive a person of his 
settlement if he had one in the town, where such institution 
or establishment is located, immediately prior to his entering 
such institution or establishment. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 231 323 

CHAPTER 231. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LOCAL OPTION QUESTION AS TO SALE OF 
BEER IN CITIES AND TOWNS. 

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

1. Sale of Beer. Amend section 43 of chapter 170 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 43. Local Option. The following 
questions shall be submitted to the voters in cities and towns 
on the usual ballot at each biennial election: (a) "Shall state 
stores be operated by permission of the State Liquor Commis- 
sion in this city or town? (b) "Shall malt beverages (beer) be 
sold by permission of the state liquor commission in this city 
or town?" 

If a majority of the qualified voters present and voting at 
any biennial election of a city or town signifies the disapproval 
of question (a) above, the commission shall not operate state 
stores under the provisions hereof in said city or town. 

If a majority of the qualified voters present and voting at 
any biennial election of a city or town signifies the disapproval 
of question (b) above, then the commission shall not issue 
permits in said city or town under the provisions hereof. 

If a majority of the qualified voters present and voting at 
any biennial election of a city or town signifies the approval 
of question (a) above, the commission may at its discretion 
operate state stores under the provisions hereof in said city or 
town. 

If a majority of the qualified voters present and voting at 
any biennial election of a city or town signifies the approval of 
question (b) above, then the commission may at its discretion 
issue permits hereunder. 

2. Preservation of Ballots. Amend section 44 of chapter 
170 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 2, chapter 2, 
Laws of 1943 and section 18, chapter 265, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out the words "and they shall be preserved by the 
secretary of state until the succeeding biennial election," so 
that said section shall read as follows: 44. Recount. Five legal 
voters of any city or town which shall have voted upon ques- 
tions (a) and (b) may, within ten days thereafter, petition the 



324 Chapter 231 1953 

secretary of state for a recount of the votes cast upon one or 
both of said questions. Such application shall be accompanied 
by a fee of ten 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 de- 
sired on both questions and in no event shall such fee exceed 
fifty dollars. The secretary of state shall fix a time for such re- 
count 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 secretary of state, and the clerk shall immediately for- 
ward such ballots. 

3. Prohibitions. Amend chapter 170 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 42 thereof the following new section: 
42-a. Prohibited Advertising. No holder of a manufacturer's 
permit, wholesaler's permit, solicitor's permit or a certificate 
of approval shall advertise in any manner or form, and no 
liquor or beverages shall be advertised, either directly or in- 
directly, in any booklet, program, program book, year book, 
magazine, newspaper, periodical, brochure, circular or other 
similar publication published by, for or in behalf of any re- 
ligious, fraternal, educational, patriotic, social or civic group, 
or any on-sale or off-sale permittee or any group thereof, nor 
shall any holder of a manufacturer's permit, wholesaler's per- 
mit, solicitor's permit or a certificate of approval through any 
control, ownership, interlocking ownership, interlocking di- 
rectors, or otherwise, advertise or cause any manner or form of 
advertising to be inserted in such publications. 

4. Limitations. Amend section 76 of chapter 170 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following section: 76. Prohibited Interests. No 
holder of a manufacturer's permit, wholesaler's permit, solici- 
tor's permit or a certificate of approval shall sell, cause to be 
sold, rent, lend or cause to be loaned, or give to any on-sale 
or off-sale permittee or to the owner of the premises on which 
the business of any on-sale or off-sale permittee is to be con- 
ducted any money, equipment, furniture, fixtures or property 
with which the business of any on-sale or off-sale permittee is 
to be conducted, nor shall any on-sale or off-sale permittee pur- 
chase, cause to be purchased, rent, borrow, solicit or accept 
from any holder of a manufacturer's permit, wholesaler's per- 



1953 Chapter 232 325 

mit, solicitor's permit or a certificate of approval any money, 
equipment, furniture, fixtures or property with which the 
business of the on-sale or off -sale permittee is to be conducted, 
nor shall any holder of a manufacturer's permit, wholesaler's 
permit, solicitor's permit or a certificate of approval install or 
service equipment, furniture, fixtures or property of any on- 
sale or off-sale permittee, except as may be designated by the 
commission. No person shall directly or indirectly hold more 
than two off-sale permits at one time and no holder of an 
on-sale or off-sale permit shall have in his employ, in any capa- 
city, any person who is the holder of any permit provided by 
this chapter. No holder of a manufacturer's permit, wholesaler's 
permit, solicitor's permit or a certificate of approval shall, in 
any wise, contribute or pay any money or anything in lieu 
thereof to any on-sale or off-sale permittee, his agent, his em- 
ployees, or to any group, association or organization thereof. 
Nothing in this section shall prohibit any permittee from being 
a member of a club holding a permit or license under this 
chapter, nor prohibit the sale or purchase, for resale, of mer- 
chandise or beverages for the conduct of the business of any 
on-sale or off-sale permittee. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 232. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW. 

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

1. Minimum Wages. Amend sections 25 and 26 of chapter 
213, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 310, Laws of 1949, 
by striking out said sections and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 25. Limitations. No person, firm or corporation 
shall employ any employee at a rate of less than sixty cents 
per hour, provided that this limitation shall not apply to em- 
ployees engaged in household labor, domestic labor, farm labor, 
outside salesmen ,summer camps for minors, restaurants, hotels, 
inns and cabins; and provided this limitation shall not apply 



326 Chapters 233, 234 1953 

to employees engaged as newsboys or golf caddies. Further pro- 
vided that no person, firm or corporation shall employ any 
employee as usher at a theatre or pin boy at a bowling alley, 
at a rate of less than fifty cents per hour. 

26. Special Authorization in Certain Cases. A person 
with less than six month's experience in an occupation, or a 
person whose earning capacity is impaired by age, or physical 
or mental deficiency, may be paid not less than forty-five cents 
per hour upon application to and authorization from the com- 
missioner of labor. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 233. 

AN ACT RELATING TO OBSCENE LITERATURE, PICTURES AND 

ARTICLES. 

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

1. Obscene Literature. Amend chapter 441 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 256 of the Laws of 
1949, by inserting after section 14-a, as inserted by chapter 102, 
Laws of 1951, the following new section: 14-b. Definition. As 
defined in this chapter the term "obscene" shall mean whose 
main theme or a notable part of which tends to impair, or to 
corrupt, or to deprave the moral behavior of anyone viewing 
or reading it. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 11, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 234. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION TO STUDY THE USE OF AS- 
SIGNED TELEVISION CHANNELS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. 

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



1953 Chapter 234 327 

1. State Commission on Educational Television. There is 
hereby established and created a commission to be known as 
the New Hampshire State Commission on Educational Tele- 
vision which shall consist of not less than seven citizens of the 
state. The governor shall appoint the members of the commis- 
sion and, in so doing, shall arrange his appointments so that 
the membership of the commission, as nearly as possible, shall 
represent education, industry, agriculture and the public at 
large. The governor shall designate the chairman of said com- 
mission and thereafter said commission shall determine its own 
organization and methods of procedure. 

2. Term of Office. Members shall be appointed to serve on 
the commission for two years or until its work is completed or 
as shall be determined by the governor. 

3. Duties. The commission shall be empowered and au- 
thorized to make a comprehensive study to ascertain the need 
and the advisability for educational television facilities in New 
Harrtpshire which shall include such considerations as follows: 

I. The public to be served and benefited by the educa- 
tional and cultural advantages of educational television. 

II. The location and power of the two channels now as- 
signed to New Hampshire by the F. C. C. in order to secure 
the best possible population coverage. 

III. Engineering aspects of establishing a state-wide edu- 
cational television system for New Hampshire. 

IV. Surveys of program resources. 

V. Estimated capital and operational costs with methods 
of financing. 

VI. The role commercial television stations can play in 
the state as transmitters of educational programs. 

VII. Plans and arrangements as may be appropriate and 
desirable for the organization, the allocation, operation, man- 
agement, control of television facilities for educational and cul- 
tural purposes. 

4. Studies. The commission shall be authorized to conduct 
such liaison and interstate planning and studies with adjacent 
states as may be desirable in the furtherance of educational 
television and to investigate the benefits of affiliation with 
extrastate educational television channels. 



328 Chapter 234 1953 

5. Assistance from Agencies. The commission may request 
and shall receive from any department, division, board, dis- 
trict, bureau or agency of the state or of any political subdivi- 
sion thereof such assistance and data as will enable it properly 
to discharge its duties and responsibilities hereunder. 

6. Employment of Personnel. The commission may employ 
technical help, consultants and other personnel as it may 
deem necessary for the performance of its functions and fix 
their compensation, 

7. Publicity. The commission is authorized to make and 
carry out whatever plans it may deem necessary for informing 
the citizens of New Hampshire concerning the nature of edu- 
cational television. 

8. Compensation, The members of the commission shall 
receive no compensation for their services but may be reim- 
bursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred in 
the performance of their duties hereinunder. 

9. General Authority. The commission shall take whatever 
action it may deem necessary as may not be stated here, in pur- 
suance of its understood purpose. 

10. Reports. The commission shall work under the gen- 
eral direction of the governor and shall make periodic reports 
to the legislative council. The commission shall make a final re- 
port to the legislative council on or before October 30, 1954 
which shall include recommendations for appropriate legisla- 
tion for submission to the 1955 session of the general court. 

11. How Financed. The commission shall be empowered to 
seek, receive and disburse such monies from foundations and 
from other private sources as may be placed at its disposal to 
further the purposes of the commission. An account of such 
receipts and disbursements shall be rendered to the governor 
at the termination of the commission's service. 

12. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 12, 1953,] 



1953 Chapter 235 329 

CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO INCREASING SHERIFFS FEES, AND INCREASING 
THE SALARY OF THE SHERIFF OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

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

1. Fees of Sheriffs. Amend paragraph I of section 1 of 
chapter 246 of the Laws of 1947 by striking out the said para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: I. For 
every service of a writ, two dollars; for every service of a writ of 
possession, five dollars, for every service of a subpoena, process, 
notice or execution, one dollar. 

2. Fees. Amend section 1 of chapter 246 of the Laws of 
1947 by inserting after paragraph I the following new para- 
graph: La. For every service of a bill, libel or petition, five 
dollars. 

3. Hillsborough County. Amend section 27, chapter 380 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 195, Laws of 1943, 
chapter 189, Laws of 1945, section 2, chapter 2, Laws of 1947, 
section 3, chapter 202, Laws of 1947, and section 1, chapter 256, 
Laws of 1947, and chapter 291, Laws of 1947, by striking out 
the words "nineteen hundred" in the eighth line and inserting 
in place thereof the words, two thousand four hundred, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 27. Salaries. The 
annual salaries of the sheriffs of the several counties shall be as 
follows: 

In Rockingham, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, one thousand dollars. 

In Belknap, thirteen hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, two thousand four hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, eight hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, twelve hundred and fifty dollars. 

In Coos, eighteen hundred dollars. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 12, 1953.] 



330 Chapters 236, 237 1953 

CHAPTER 236. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PAROLE OF PRISONERS. 

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

1. Minimum Terms. Amend section 39 of chapter 429 of 
the Revised Laws by inserting after the word "aggregate" in 
the fourth line thereof the words, of two-thirds, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 39. Two Sentences. 
When a convict is committed to or held in the state prison 
upon two or more sentences imposed as provided in this chap- 
ter he shall be eligible to receive a permit as authorized herein, 
when he has served a term equal to the aggregate of two-thirds 
of the minimum terms of the several sentences; but he shall 
be subject to all the provisions of this chapter until the ex- 
piration of a term equal to the aggregate of the maximum 
terms. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 12. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 237. 

AN ACT TO LAY OUT AND CONSTRUCT A CONTINUOUS HIGHWAY ON 
A NEW LOCATION ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WESTERLY OF THE PRESENT U S 1 AND TO EX- 
TEND SAID HIGHWAY NORTHWESTERLY TOWARDS THE LAKES AND 
MOUNTAIN REGIONS. 

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

1. Portsmouth-Seabrook Toll Road. Amend chapter 295, 
Laws of 1947, as amended by chapter 303, Laws of 1949, chap- 
ter 44, Laws of 1949, chapter 8, Laws of 1950 and by chapter 
21, Laws of 1951, by striking out said chapter and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 

Chapter 295 
Eastern New Hampshire Turnpike. 
1. Authority Granted. The commissioner of public 



1953 Chapter 237 331 

works and highways, with the approval of the governor and 
council, shall locate and construct a continuous highway from 
a point on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire boundary in the 
town of Seabrook to a point in the city of Portsmouth, and 
from said point in the city of Portsmouth to a point in the 
vicinity of the city of Rochester, and shall operate and main- 
tain said highway as a toll road as hereinafter provided, 

(a) Determine the location of the aforesaid toll road 
and fix the width of its right of way. 

(b) Acquire in the name of the state by purchase or 
by exercise of the right of condemnation as provided by statute 
such lands, property, rights, easements and interests as may be 
deemed necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act. 

(c) Designate the locations and establish, limit and 
control such points of ingress to and egress from the toll road 
as may be necessary or desirable to ensure the proper operation 
of the toll road and to prohibit ingress to or egress from the 
toll road at any points not so designated. 

(d) Permit toll-free use of certain sections of the toll 
road if it is for the public good. 

(e) Construct grade separations at intersections of the 
toll road with public roads and private ways, and change and 
adjust the lines and grades of such roads and ways so as to 
accommodate the same to the design of such grade separations 
and to the design of the toll road. 

(f) Construct, operate and maintain the toll road with- 
in the compact areas of cities and towns. 

(g) Grant permits or licenses to any corporation or per- 
son to place and maintain along, on, under or within the toll 
road ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires or other structures, 
to be so located as not to be unsightly and not to interfere 
with the safe and convenient operation and maintenance of the 
toll road, and may contract with any such corporation or per- 
son for such permit or licenses on such terms and conditions 
as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the provisions of 
this act. The appearance, construction, maintenance and re- 
pairs of any such ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires or other 
structures shall be subject to such directions and regulations as 
may be imposed. 

(h) Establish a temporary turnpike engineering section 



332 Chapter 237 1953 

for the period of design and construction of the toll road, assign 
permanent employees of the department of public works and 
highways to duties and positions in said section and employ 
such engineers and assistants as may be necessary on a tem- 
porary basis for said period of design and construction. The 
costs of said turnpike engineering section shall be a charge 
against the funds made available under the act. 

(i) Enter into contractual relations on behalf of this 
state. 

(j) Do and perform all such acts as are necessary for 
the public good. 

(k) Cause periodic traffic and economic studies to be 
made of the operation of the aforesaid toll road. 

(1) Make periodic studies of possible extensions or 
additions to said toll road. 

(m) Employ such assistants, engineers or consulting 
services as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of para- 
graphs (k) and (1) of this section. The expense of the said studies 
shall be a charge upon the fund established under section 8 of 
this chapter and, upon approval by the legislature, to extend 
said turnpike when recommendations of independent recog- 
nized consultants indicate that such extensions are economical- 
ly feasible. 

2. Highways Named. The portion of the toll road from 
Seabrook connecting with route 1 in Maine shall be designated 
as the Blue Star memorial highway as provided in chapter 115, 
Laws of 1949, and shall be located on the road as now con- 
structed. That part of the said toll road from a point in the 
city of Portsmouth to a point in the vicinity of the city of 
Rochester, shall be designated and named Spaulding Turnpike. 

3. Highway Patrol. The commisisoner of public works 
and highways shall establish a turnpike patrol for the main- 
tenance of law enforcement, public safety, collection of tolls 
and courtesy aid. The policies of such patrol shall be deter- 
mined jointly by the commissioner of public works and high- 
ways and the superintendent of state police and members of 
the state police may be assigned to such patrol by mutual agree- 
ment. Operational control of portions of said patrol utilized 
for law enforcement and public safety shall be under the direc- 
tion of the superintendent of state police. Maintenance and 



1953 Chapter 237 333 

operational employees of the department of public works and 
highways assigned to toll road duties may be given police 
powers and may be used on said patrol as designated. Costs of 
the said patrol shall be a charge on the fund established under 
section 8 of this act. 

4. Funds Provided. A sum not exceeding seven million 
dollars ($7,000,000) for the construction of the toll road from 
a point on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire boundary in the 
town of Seabrook to a point in the city of Portsmouth and a 
sum not exceeding fourteen million three hundred thousand 
dollars ($14,300,000) for the construction from said point in the 
city of Portsmouth to a point in the vicinity of the city of 
Rochester is hereby appropriated as hereinafter provided for 
the purposes of carrying into effect the provisions of this act. 

5. Borrowing Power. The state treasurer is hereby au- 
thorized under the direction of the governor and council to 
borrow upon the credit of the state a sum not exceeding twenty- 
one million three hundred thousand dollars ($21,300,000) for 
the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act and 
for that purpose may issue bonds in the name and on behalf 
of the State of New Hampshire at a rate of interest to be de- 
termined by the governor and council. 

The maturity dates of such bonds shall be determined by 
the governor and council but in no case shall they be later than 
thirty years from the date of issue and may be redeemable be- 
fore maturity at the option of the governor and council at such 
price or prices and under such terms and conditions as may be 
fixed by the governor and council prior to the issuance of the 
bonds. Such bonds shall contain an express guarantee which 
shall be deemed a contract on the part of the state that tolls 
will be collected in accordance with the provisions of this act 
until the date of maturity of said bonds or until sufficient 
money shall have accumulated to pay said bonds and the 
interest thereon at or prior to dates of maturity. The bonds 
shall be in such form and such denominations as the governor 
and council shall determine, may be registerable as to both 
principal and interest, shall be countersigned by the governor, 
and shall be deemed a pledge of the full faith and credit of the 
state. The governor may authorize his countersignature on 
said bonds to be by facsimile signature. 

The secretary of state shall keep an account of all such 



334 Chapter 237 1953 

bonds showing the number and amount of each, the time and 
date of countersigning, the date of delivery to the treasuer, 
and the date of maturity. 

The state treasurer shall keep an account of each bond 
showing the number thereof, the name of the person to whom 
sold, the amount received from the same, the date of the sale 
and the date of maturity. 

6. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
hereunder the state treasurer with the approval 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 hereunder. Provided, however, that at 
no one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short 
term loans exceed the sum of fourteen million three hundred 
thousand dollars. 

7. Sale of Bonds or Notes. All bonds or notes (except 
short-term loans) issued under the provisions of this act shall 
be sold (1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertise- 
ment calling for bids has been published at least once in each 
of two successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general 
circulation in New Hampshire and in a financial publication 
of national circulation, the first publication being not less than 
fifteen days prior to the day the bids will be received, and (3) 
to the highest bidder. The governor and council may reject 
any or all bids, and/or negotiate with the highest responsible 
bidder. 

The proceeds from the sale of such bonds 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 war- 
rant for the payment from the funds provided by this act of 
all sums expended or due for the purposes herein authorized, 
provided, however, that such expenditures or commitments 
shall not exceed the sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) 
prior to July 1, 1955. All interest from such bonds shall be 
exempt from taxation within the state of New Hampshire. 

8. Tolls. Tolls or charges, which with the approval of 
the governor and council, are deemed necessary and reason- 
able for the use of any part of said highway or any part of the 
right of way and other property acquired pursuant to the pro- 



1953 Chapter 237 335 

visions hereof, shall be collected from persons operating motor 
vehicles thereon or otherwise making use of said right of way. 
The tolls collected shall be deposited with the state treasurer 
who shall keep the same in a separate account, and the operat- 
ing expenses and maintenance of the turnpike shall be paid 
from said account. From the balance remaining after payment 
of operation and maintenance, the governor with the approval 
of the council, shall pay the interest and principal on the bonds 
issued hereunder. Fourteen days previous to the time said in- 
terest and principal is payable, the state treasurer shall examine 
the existing balance and if such balance is insufficient to make 
the payment, then he shall notify the governor who will im- 
mediately draw his warrant on the highway fund to cover any 
deficit and if the funds in both of the above accounts are insuffi- 
cient the governor will draw his warrant upon the state's gener- 
al fund to the amount necessary to meet the payments. The full 
faith and credit of the state is pledged to the payment of the 
principal of and the interest on the bonds as they become due 
and payable. Any funds paid out from the state's general fund 
for the above purposes shall be reimbursed from the collection 
of tolls as soon as such funds are available. Any funds that have 
been or may be expended for the completion of the turnpike 
by the department of public works and highways shall be re- 
paid to said department when, in the opinion of the governor 
and council, sufficient funds are available. Any excess income 
may be used for further toll road extensions in accordance 
with section 1 (m) of this act. During the construction of the 
turnpike the governor may, if necessary, draw his warrant upon 
the highway fund to pay interest due on any bonds that have 
been issued in accordance with the provisions of this act; such 
payment is to be repaid to the highway fund from the collec- 
tion of tolls. 

9. Definition. Said toll road shall be a limited access 
highway as defined in part 7, chapter 90 of the Revised Laws 
as amended by chapter 188, Laws of 1945, except that section 
8 shall not apply to ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires or other 
structures permitted under section 1(g) of this act or to exist- 
ing facilities on highways, not now restricted as to access, used 
as toll-free sections of the turnpike. 

10. Contracts for Construction. All contracts for the con- 
struction of the highway hereunder shall be awarded to the 
lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed bid after an ad- 



336 Chapter 238 1953 

vertisement calling for bids has been published at least once 
in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper of general cir- 
culation in New Hampshire. The first publication of such ad- 
vertisement shall be not less than fourteen days prior to the 
date upon which bids are received. Contracts shall be awarded 
in accordance with section 13, part 9, chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 16, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT TO LAY OUT AND CONSTRUCT A CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE 

TURNPIKE. 

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

1. Authority Granted for Turnpike. The commissioner of 
public works and highways, with the approval of the governor 
and council, shall locate and construct a continuous highway 
from a point on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire boundary 
in the city of Nashua to a point in the city of Concord and shall 
operate and maintain said highway as a turnpike as hereinafter 
provided: 

(a) Determine the location of the authorized turnpike 
and fix the width of its right of way; provided that the location 
of the turnpike through the city of Manchester shall be located 
on the west bank of the Merrimack river. 

(b) Acquire in the name of the state by purchase or by 
exercise of the right of condemnation as provided by statute 
such lands, property, rights, easements and interests as may 
be deemed necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act. 

(c) Designate the locations and establish, limit and con- 
trol such points of ingiess to and egress from the turnpike as 
may be necessary or desirable to ensure the proper operation 
of the turnpike and to prohibit ingress to or egress from the 
turnpike at any points not so designated. 

(d) Permit toll-free use of certain sections of the turnpike 
if it is for the public good. 



1953 Chapter 238 337 

(e) Construct grade separations at intersections of the 
turnpike with public roads and private ways, and change and 
adjust the lines and grades of such roads and ways so as to 
accommodate the same to the design of such grade separations 
and to the design of the turnpike. 

(f) Construct, operate and maintain the turnpike within 
the compact areas of cities and towns. 

(g) Grant permits or licenses to any corporation or per- 
son to place and maintain along, on, under or within the turn- 
pike ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires or other structures, 
to be so located as not to be unsightly and not to interfere with 
the safe and convenient operation and maintenance of the 
turnpike and contract with any such corporation or person for 
such permit or license on such terms and conditions as may be 
deemed necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act. 
The appearance, construction, maintenance and repairs of any 
such ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires or other structures 
shall be subject to such directions and regulations as may be 
imposed. 

(h) Establish a temporary turnpike engineering section 
for the period of design and construction of the turnpike, as- 
sign permanent employees of the department of public works 
and highways to duties and positions in said section and em- 
ploy such engineers and assistants as may be necessary on a 
temporary basis for said period of design and construction. The 
costs of said turnpike engineering section shall be a charge 
against the funds made available under this act. 

(i) Enter into contractual relations on behalf of the state. 

(j) Do and perform all such acts as are necessary for the 
public good. 

(k) Cause periodic traffic and economic studies to be 
made of the operation of the aforesaid turnpike. 

(1) Make periodic studies of possible extensions or addi- 
tions to said turnpike. 

(m) Employ such assistants, engineers or consulting ser- 
vices as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of para- 
graphs (k) and (1) above. The expense of the said studies shall 
be a charge upon the funds established under section 7 of this 
chapter, and upon approval by the legislature, extend said 
turnpike ^vhen recommendations of independent recognized 



338 Chapter 238 1953 

consultants indicate that such extensions are economically 
feasible. 

2. Highway Patrol. The commissioner of public works and 
highways shall establish a turnpike patrol for the maintenance 
of law enforcement, public safety, collection of tolls and cour- 
tesy aid. The policies of such patrol shall be determined jointly 
by the commissioner of public works and highways and the 
superintendent of state police and members of the state police 
may be assigned to such patrol by mutual agreement. Opera- 
tional control of the portions of said patrol utilized for law 
enforcement and public safety shall be under the direction of 
the superintendent of state police. Maintenance and operation- 
al employees of the department of public works and highways 
assigned to turnpike duties may be given police powers and 
may be used on said patrol as designated. Costs of the said 
patrol shall be a charge on the fund established under section 
7 of this act. 

3. Funds Provided. A sum not exceeding nineteen million 
three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($19,350,000) is hereby 
appropriated as hereinafter provided for the purposes of carry- 
ing into effect the provisions of this act. 

4. Borrowing Power. The state treasurer is hereby author- 
ized with the approval of the governor and council to borrow 
upon the credit of the state a sum not exceeding nineteen 
million three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($19,350,000) for 
the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act and 
for that purpose may issue bonds in the name and on behalf 
of the state of New Hampshire at a rate of interest to be de- 
termined by the governor and council. 

The maturity dates of such bonds shall be determined by the 
governor and council but in no case shall they be later than 
thirty years from the date of issue and may be redeemable be- 
fore maturity at the option of the goevrnor and council at such 
price or prices and under such terms and conditions as may 
be fixed by the governor and council prior to the issuance of 
the bonds. Such bonds shall contain an express guarantee 
which shall be deemed a contract on the part of the state that 
tolls will be collected in accordance with the provisions of this 
act until the date of maturity of said bonds or until sufficient 
money shall have accumulated to pay said bonds and the in- 
terest thereon at or prior to the dates of maturity. The bonds 



1953 Chapter 238 339 

shall be in such form and such denominations as the governor 
and council shall determine, may be registerable as to both 
principal and interest, shall be countersigned by the governor, 
and shall be deemed a pledge of the full faith and credit of 
the state. The governor may authorize his countersignature on 
said bonds to be by facsimile signature. 

The secretary of state shall keep an account of all such bonds 
showing the number and amount of each, the time and date 
of countersigning, the date of delivery to the treasurer and the 
date of maturity. 

The state treasurer shall keep an account of each bond show- 
ing the number thereof, the name of the person to whom sold, 
the amount received from the same, the date of the sale and 
the date of maturity. 

5. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
hereunder the state treasurer, with the approval 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 hereunder. Provided, however, that at 
no one time shall the indebtedness of the state on such short 
term loans exceed the sum of nineteen million three hundred 
fifty thousand dollars ($19,350,000). 

6. Sale of Bonds of Notes. All bonds or notes (except short 
term loans) issued under the provisions of this act shall be sold 
(1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertisement 

calling for bids has been published at least once in each of 
two successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general cir- 
culation in New Hampshire and in a financial publication of 
national circulation, the first publication being not less than 
fifteen days prior to the day the bids will be received, and (3) 
to the highest bidder. The governor and council may reject 
any or all bids, and/or negotiate with the highest responsible 
bidder. 

The proceeds from the sale of such bonds 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 gover- 
nor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall draw his 
warrant for the payment from the funds provided by this act 
of all sums expended or due for the purposes herein authorized, 
provided however, that such expenditure or commitments shall 
not exceed the sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) 



340 Chapter 238 1953 

prior to July 1, 1955. All interest from such bonds shall be 
exempt from taxation within the state of New Hampshire. 

7. Tolls. Tolls or charges, which with the approval of the 
governor and council, are deemed necessary and reasonable 
for the use of any part of said highway or any part of the right 
of way and other property acquired pursuant to the provisions 
hereof, shall be collected from persons operating motor vehicles 
thereon or otherwise making use of said right of way. The 
tolls collected shall be deposited with the state treasurer who 
shall keep the same in a separate account, and the operating 
expenses and maintenance of the turnpike shall be paid from 
said account. From the balance remaining after payment of 
operation and maintenance, the governor with the approval of 
the council, shall pay the interest and principal on the bonds 
issued hereunder. Fourteen days previous to the time said in- 
terest and principal is payable, the state treasurer shall examine 
the existing balance and if such balance is insufficient to make 
the payment, then he shall notify the governor who will im- 
mediately draw his warrant on the highway fund to cover any 
deficit and if the funds in both of the above accounts are in- 
sufficient the governor will draw his warrant upon the state's 
general fund to the amount necessary to meet the payments. 
The full faith and credit of the state is pledged to the payment 
of the principal of and the interest on the bonds as they be- 
come due and payable. Any funds paid out from the state's 
general fund for the above purposes shall be reimbursed from 
the collection of tolls as soon as such funds are available. Any 
funds that have been or may be expended for the completion of 
the turnpike by the department of public works and highways 
shall be repaid to said department when, in the opinion of the 
governor and council, sufficient funds are available. Any excess 
income may be used for further turnpike extensions in accord- 
ance with section 1 (m) of this act. During the construction 
of the turnpike the governor may, if necessary, draw his war- 
rant upon the highway fund to pay interest due on any bonds 
that have been issued in accordance with the provisions of this 
act; such payment is to be repaid to the highway fimd from 
the collection of tolls. 

8. Definition. Said turnpike shall be a limited access high- 
way as defined in part 7, chapter 90 of the Revised Laws as 
amended by chapter 188, Laws of 1945, except that section 8 
thereof shall not apply to ducts, pipes, pipelines, poles, wires 



1953 Chapter 239 341 

or other structures permitted under section 1 (g) of this act or 
to existing facilities on highways, not now restricted as to ac- 
cess, used as toll-free sections of the turnpike. 

9. Contracts for Construction. All contracts for the con- 
struction of the highway hereunder shall be awarded to the 
lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed bid after an 
advertisement calling for bids has been published at least 
once in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper in general 
circulation in New Hampshire. The first publication of such 
advertisement shall be not less than fourteen days prior to the 
date upon which bids are received. Contracts shall be awarded 
in accordance with section 13, part 9, chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

10. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 239. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICE AND THE SPE- 
CIAL JUSTICE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF BERLIN, AND FRANKLIN 
AND RELATIVE TO APPEARANCES OF VIOLATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLE 

OPERATIONS. 

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

1. Berlin Municipal Court. Amend section 4 of chapter 
377 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapters 179 and 260 
of the Laws of 1947 and chapters 26, 105 and 213 of the laws 
of 1953 by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 4. Compensation of Special Justices. 
The special justice and justice of the peace requested to sit 
owing to the disqualification of the justice and special justice 
shall be paid, from the treasury of the city or town wherein 
said court is located, ten dollars a day for each day or part 
thereof that he shall serve in said capacity, provided that the 
annual salaries of the special justices of the municipal courts of 
the following cities and town shall be as follows, of Manchester 
two thousand dollars, of Nashua fifteen hundred dollars, of 
Dover two hundred dollars, of Concord one thousand dollars, 
of Portsmouth four hundred dollars, of Laconia two hundred 



342 Chapter 239 1953 

dollars and of Hampton one hundred and fifty dollars, to be 
paid by said cities and town, respectively, quarterly, and shall 
be in lieu of any other compensation or fees to such justices; 
provided, further, that the special justice of the municipal 
court of Berlin shall be paid from the treasury of the city the 
sum of six hundred dollars per annum. 

2. Berlin and Franklin Municipal Courts. Amend para- 
graph I of section 31 of chapter 377 of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by chapter 232 of the Laws of 1947 and chapters 
73 and 213, Laws of 1953 by striking out the words, "In Berlin, 
one thousand eight hundred dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words; In Berlin, twenty-two hundred dollars. 
Further amend said paragraph by striking out the words "In 
Franklin, nine hundred dollars" and inserting in place thereof 
the words. In Franklin, one thousand two hundred dollars, 
so that said paragraph shall read as follows: 

I. Salaries of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal 
courts shall be paid from the treasury of the city or town in 
which such courts are located, may be paid quarterly or month- 
ly, and shall be in the following sums per annum: 

[n Manchester, four thousand six hundred dollars; 

[n Nashua, two thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Concord, three thousand five hundred dollars; 

[n Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Dover, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Laconia, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Keene, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Claremont, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

[n Berlin, twenty-two hundred dollars; 

[n Rochester, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

[n Lebanon, one thousand five hundred dollars; 

[n Newport, nine hundred dollars; 

[n Derry, nine hundred dollars; 

[n Franklin, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

[n Exeter, eight hundred dollars; 

[n Somersworth, eight hundred dollars; 

[n Littleton, eight hundred dollars; 

[n Milford, six hundred dollars. 

3. Motor Vehicle Violations. Amend chapter 118 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 30-a, as inserted by 
section 6, chapter 20, Laws of 1951, the following new section: 



1953 Chapter 240 343 

30-b. By Counsel. Any person charged with violation of the 
provisions of any laws relative to the use and operation of 
motor vehicles, except where the penalty involves imprison- 
ment, may, without personal appearance, appear by counsel 
in answer to said charge. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

an act extending the appropriation for the so-called 
children's study home. 

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

1. Children's Study Home. Any balance of the appropria- 
tion provided by section 9 of chapter 279 of the Laws of 1947, 
as extended by section 8, chapter 8 of the Laws of 1950, and 
by section 1, of chapter 164, Laws of 1951, and the authority 
to issue bonds or notes thereunder shall not lapse but shall 
be continued and made available, in addition to the funds ap- 
propriated by this act, for the construction of a building for 
the children's study home and mental hygiene clinics as pro- 
vided under chapter 279, Laws of 1947 and for purchase of 
furniture, furnishings and equipment. Said building shall be 
located on land now owned by the state in the vicinity of the 
corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets in the city of Con- 
cord. In addition to the above funds there is hereby appro- 
priated for the same purposes the sum of one hundred twelve 
thousand dollars. 

The state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the direc- 
tion of the governor and council, to borrow said sum upon the 
credit of the state for the purposes herein authorized 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 provisions of 
said section 9 of chapter 279, Laws of 1947, relative to maturity 
dates of such bonds and notes, form and denomination, regis- 
tration and countersigning, the accounts to be kept and nego- 



344 Chapters 241, 242 1953 

tiation and sale of such bonds and notes shall apply to the 
additional funds hereby appropriated. 

2. Disposition of Property. When the new building for 
the children's study home as provided in section 1 has been 
erected and occupied for said purposes the so-called Winant 
property shall be disposed of by the governor and council. 
The proceeds from the sale of said property shall be paid to 
the state treasurer who shall apply the same to a reduction of 
the bonded debt of the state. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1943.] 



CHAPTER 241. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS FLAG. 

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

1. Use of Flags. Amend chapter 443 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 7 the following new section. 7-a. Dis- 
play of the United Nations Flag. It shall not be lawful to 
display the flag of the United Nations upon the buildings 
or grounds of any state, country or municipal property or upon 
the buildings or grounds of any college, university, school or 
other institution of learning, unless the flag of the United States 
is simultaneously displayed, and then only if the flag of the 
United Nations is subordinated thereto. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 242. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR TIMBER TAX REIM- 
BURSEMENT FUND. 



1953 Chapter 242 345 

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

1. Reimbursement Fund Created. There is hereby appro- 
priated the sum of $350,000, to be raised in the manner herein- 
after provided, which sum shall be for the reimbursement fund 
for reimbursing cities and towns for the loss of tax revenue 
by the exemption of standing wood and timber as provided in 
chapter 79-A of the Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 295 of 
the Laws of 1949. Any balance in said reimbursement fund 
shall not lapse but shall be carried forward to the reimburse- 
ment fund for the succeeding fiscal year. The governor is here- 
by authorized to draw his warrant for the purposes of this 
chapter out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

2. Bond Issue Authorized. Whenever there are insuffi- 
cient funds in the treasury upon which the governor may draw 
his warrant to create the reimbursement fund as authorized in 
the preceding section, the treasurer is hereby authorized under 
the direction of the governor and council to borrow from time 
to time upon the credit of the state a sum not to exceed $350,- 
000 and for that purpose may issue bonds or notes in the name 
and on behalf of the state. Such bonds and notes shall be 
deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. 

3. Limitation. Amend section 22 of chapter 79-A of the 
Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 295, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 22. Revision. The provisions as to the creation of said 
reimbursement fund and the method and amount of reim- 
bursement provided for in sections 12 through 19, inclusive, 
shall expire October 1, 1955, provided, however, that reim- 
bursement shall be made for losses of tax revenue sustained 
in the year 1955 to those places, so entitled, as though such 
provisions remained in full force and effect, and the general 
court of 1955 shall revise said provisions as the situation then 
existing shall require. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



346 Chapter 243 1953 

CHAPTER 243. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SCHOOL SUPERVISORY UNIONS, SUPERINTEN- 
DENTS, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS AND HELPING TEACHERS 
THEREIN, AND RELATIVE TO CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STATE TO 
SALARIES FOR SUCH OFFICERS. 

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

1. Number of Districts. Amend paragraph I of section 11 
of chapter 134, Revised Laws, by adding after the word "into" 
in the second line the words, not more than fifty, so that said 
paragraph as amended shall read as follows: 1. Supervisory 
Unions. Combine the several school districts in the state into 
not more than fifty supervisory unions consisting of one or 
more school districts. In forming such unions it shall continue 
the unions theretofore formed, when that is the reasonable 
thing to do, and shall dissolve supervisory unions and form 
new unions when it finds that such action will promote the 
best interests of the schools. 

2. State Board of Education. Amend paragraph XXII of 
section 11, chapter 134, Revised Laws, by striking out said 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: XXII. 
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendents; Helping Teachers. 

Upon consultation with the local school boards in each super- 
visory union, and upon the nomination of said school boards 
of a suitable and competent person, employ such person as 
superintendent. It may employ by the same method one or 
more assistant superintendents, except as hereinafter limited, or 
helping teachers when that is reasonably necessary, and may 
remove a superintendent or assistant superintendent or helping 
teacher when the interests of the schools require it. Provided 
that the board shall not appoint assistant superintendents in 
more than five of the supervisory unions. 

3. School Superintendents. Amend paragraph XXIII, sec- 
tion 11, chapter 134 of the Revised Laws, as amended by chap- 
ter 200 of the Laws of 1945 and chapter 243 of the Laws of 
1947, by striking out said paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: XXIH. Salaries. Fix the state's share 
of the salary or salaries of the superintendent, assistant superin- 
tendent, and approved helping teachers for supervisory unions 
in such manner that financial support to supervisory unions 



1953 Chapter 243 347 

shall recognize the element of financial need to the end that 
the supervisory and administrative services to public education 
shall be on a more equitable and efficient basis; provided, how- 
ever, that the total amounts so fixed in any one fiscal year shall 
not exceed the amount available to the state for this purpose 
from school districts under the provisions of section 12, chap- 
ter 138, of the Revised Laws, and the amounts received under 
the provisions of said section 12 shall be maintained in a special 
fund by the state treasurer and be used for no other purpose 
than the salaries of superintendents, assistant superintendents 
and helping teachers for supervisory unions. For the purpose 
of this paragraph the state's share of the superintendents' an- 
nual salary shall be fixed so that each of the amounts so fixed 
shall vary with specifically designated ranges of adjusted valu- 
ations as listed in the following table: 

State's Share of Superin- Range of the Latest Adjusted 

tendents' Salary Valuation Per Union 
$4,500.00 0-14,599,999 

$4,250.00 $4,600,000-$5,599,999 

$4,000.00 $5,600,000-$6,599,999 

$3,750.00 $6,600,000-$7,599,999 

$3,500.00 $7,600,000-$8,599,999 

$3,250.00 $8,600,000-$9,599,999 

$3,000.00 $9,600,000-10,599,999 

$2,750.00 10,600,000-1 1,599,999 

$2,500.00 11,600,000-and over 

The state's share of the annual salaries of any assistant su- 
perintendent or helping teacher shall be fixed at twenty five 
hundred dollars per year. 

4. Definition. Amend section 11 of chapter 134, Revised 
Laws, by inserting after paragraph XXIII the following new 
paragraph: XXIII-a. Helping teacher, as referred to in para- 
graph XXIII, is defined as a teacher with specific training and 
experience which will enable her, or him, to give helpful ad- 
vice, counsel, and assistance to teachers, pupils and parents of 
a school system as a constructive means of improving the edu- 
cational groAvth and development of children, solving pupil 
problems of retardation and maladjustment, adopting the pro- 
gram of studies to meet the needs of the children and the com- 
munity, bringing resources outside of the school to classroom 
teachers, pupils, parents and community, and in general acting 



348 Chapter 244 1953 

as a consultant to the entire staff and community in the recog- 
nition of the educational needs. 

5. Supervisory Unions. Amend chapter 135, Revised Laws, 
by adding at the end thereof the following new section: 48. 
Reports. Each superintendent of a supervisory union shall 
annually prepare a report showing the total salary paid to the 
superintendent, which report shall show in detail the amount 
derived from the per capita tax and the amount paid directly 
by each school district in the union. Said report shall be filed 
with the school board of each school district involved and shall 
be included in the annual report of the respective school dis- 
trict as a separate entry. A like report and entry shall be made 
for each assistant superintendent and each helping teacher, if 
any is in service in the union. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO PROTECT THE REVENUE OF THE STATE. 

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

1. Importation of Tobacco Products. Amend the Revised 
Laws by inserting after chapter 79-A, as inserted by section 
2, chapter 295, Laws of 1949, the following new chapter: 

Chapter 79-B 

Protection of Revenue of the State 

1. Report of Importation. Any person, other than a 
person holding a license under the provisions of chapter 79 of 
the Revised Laws, who shall import or cause to be imported 
into this state any tobacco products, as defined in section 1 
of chapter 79 of the Revised Laws, as amended by section 1 
of chapter 133 of the Laws of 1947, not bearing the stamp 
or meter impression prescribed or authorized by the state tax 
commission, consigned to or to be delivered to or retained by 
a person in this state shall within twenty-four hours of the ar- 
rival of each shipment of tobacco products dispatch or cause 



1953 Chapter 244 349 

to be dispatched a report of the arrival of such products in writ- 
ing addressed to the division of tobacco products, state tax 
commission, Concord, New Hampshire. Such report shall 
contain the name and address of the consignor and of the 
consignee, the kinds and quantities of such products described 
by brand names, if any, and the number of cases, cartons, cans 
or packages as the same are in original packages at the time 
of arrival, and designate by place and location the warehouse, 
storehouse, building or structure where said products are held, 
kept, or stored in this state. 

2. Required Records. Any person as defined in section 1 
importing tobacco products, as aforesaid, shall keep detailed 
records which shall show the date and place of arrival of all 
tobacco products imported into the state, the names and ad- 
dresses of the consignor and consignee of each shipment and 
an itemized list of the kinds and quantities of such products 
by brand names, if any, and such other information as reason- 
ably may be required by the state tax commission. All such 
records shall be open for inspection at all reasonable times by 
the state tax commission, its agents and employees and any 
policeman, constable, sheriff or deputy sheriff. 

3. Inspection Authorized. The members of the state tax 
commission or any agent or employee of the state tax com- 
mission and any policeman, constable, sheriff or deputy sheriff 
may enter in and upon any place or premises where such tobacco 
products are held, kept, located or stored for the purpose of 
inspecting the same and ascertaining that the same, or any 
portion thereof shall not be sold, used or consumed in this 
state without the tobacco products tax first having been paid. 

4. Transportation. No person, not licensed under the 
provisions of chapter 79 of the Revised Laws, shall ship, trans- 
port, carry, or remove any tobacco products imported into the 
state from the place or location where they were originally 
received from without the state, after having notified the to- 
bacco products division of the state tax commission of their 
arrival, as provided herein, without first obtaining a permit 
from the tobacco products division to so ship, transport, carry 
or remove such products, and they shall be so shipped, trans- 
ported, carried or removed only in accordance with the reason- 
able requirements of the division of tobacco products as set 
forth in said permit. 



350 Chapter 245 1953 

5. Exception. The provisions of the foregoing sections 
shall not apply to common carriers importing or transporting 
unstamped tobacco products in the usual course of business. 

6. Enforcement of Chapter. The superior court in equity 
shall have full power and authority to issue such orders and 
decrees in the enforcement of this chapter as from time to time 
may be necessary or proper. 

7. Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the pro- 
visions of this chapter shall be fined not exceeding five hundred 
dollars or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, and 
upon a second conviction he shall be imprisoned for not less 
than one month nor more than six months, and fined not less 
than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars. 
Any tobacco products involved in such violation shall be sub- 
ject to seizure and forfeiture under the provisions of chapter 
432 of the Revised Laws. 

8. Constitutionality. If any provisions of this chapter, or 
the application of such provisions to any person or circum- 
stance, shall be held invalid, the remainder of said sections, or 
the application of such provisions to persons or circumstances 
other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be 
affected thereby. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SEASON FOR TAKING WILD DEER. 

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

1. Wild Deer. Amend section 3 of chapter 242 of the Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by chapter 191, Laws of 1943, chapter 
168, Laws of 1945 and chapter 268, Laws of 1949, by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
3. Taking; Time. Wild deer, outside game preserves may be 
hunted and taken from one-half hour before sunrise to one- 
half hour after sunset in the part of the state which lies north 



1953 Chapter 246 351 

of the following described line during the month of November; 
and in that part of the state lying south of the following de- 
scribed line from December first to December twenty-first, 
provided that no deer shall be hunted or taken at any time on 
any island or in any waters or lakes and ponds. The line for 
the division of the state for the purpose of taking wild deer is 
described as follows: Beginning at the boundary line with 
the state of Vermont at the boundary line between Grafton 
and Sullivan counties, and being the southern boundary of 
the town of Lebanon; thence following the southern and east- 
ern boundary line of Grafton county to the southern boundary 
of the town of Waterville; thence following the southern 
boundaries of the towns of Waterville, Albany and Conway 
to the boundary line with the State of Maine. 

2. Repeal. Section 3-a, chapter 242 of the Revised Laws, 
as inserted by section 2, chapter 268, Laws of 1949, is hereby 
repealed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FEES OF REGISTERS OF DEEDS. 

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

1. Recording Officers. Amend section 15, chapter 49, Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 230, Laws of 1953, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 15. Fees. Registers of deeds and all other record- 
ing and certifying officers, except as otherwise specially pro- 
vided, shall be entitled to the following fees: 

For recording or copying each page of two hundred and 
twenty-four words, fifty cents; provided that if the deed or other 
paper contains the names of more than one grantor and one 
grantee, an additional fee of twenty cents shall be charged 
for indexing the names of each, additional grantor or grantee. 

For every certificate sixty-five cents; for examining the 



352 Chapter 247 1953 

records at the request of any person, one dollar for eacli hour 
spent therein, for discharging a mortgage on the margin of 
the record, or for recording an assignment thereof, sixty-five 
cents; for each transfer furnished pursuant to sections 12 and 
1 3 twenty cents. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT INCREASING SALARIES OF DEPUTY REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 

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

1. County Probate Offices. Amend section 21 of chapter 
347 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 199 of the 
Laws of 1945 and section 1 of chapter 230 of the Laws of 1951, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place the following: 

21. Salaries of Deputies. The annual salaries for the dep- 
uty registers of probate shall be paid by the state and shall be 
as follows: 

Deputy registers of probate for the counties of Rocking- 
ham, Hillsborough and Merrimack counties, minimum, $2,970, 
maximum $3,450; for said officers for the counties of Strafford, 
Belknap and Grafton, minimum, 2,300, maximum, $2,780; for 
said officers for the counties of Carroll, $1,200, Cheshire, $1,500, 
Sullivan, $1,300, Coos, $1,500; provided, however, that for the 
counties of Rockingham, Strafford, Grafton, Hillsborough, 
Merrimack and Belknap no money shall be paid to said offi- 
cers for clerk hire under section 22 of chapter 347 of the Re- 
vised Laws. Effective July 1, 1953, whenever the new salary 
schedule as set forth herein shall be in conflict with the present 
salaries now being received by said officers for the said counties, 
the said officer shall receive the salary in the next range above 
their present rate or the minimum under this chapter, which- 
ever is the higher. Each year thereafter said holder shall be 
entitled to an increase of one' hundred and twenty dollars for 
each year until the maximum is reached. 



1953 Chapter 248 355 

2. Appropriation. In addition to the amounts provided in 
the appropriation bills for salaries of deputy registers of pro- 
bate there is hereby appropriated the sum of six thousand six 
hundred seventy dollars ($6,670) for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1954, and there is hereby appropriated the sum of seven 
thousand three hundred ninety dollars ($7,390) for the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 1955, for the increases in salaries pro- 
vided for by section 1 of this act. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF CERTAIN 

DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1954. 

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 departments herein named, for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, to wit: A continuing appro- 
priation which shall not lapse, shall not be transferred to any 
department, institution or account, and which shall be for the 
expenses of the legislature, including $29,670.00 for the office 
of legislative assistant to the appropriations and finance com- 
mittees, as provided by sections 33-37, chapter 9 of the Revised 
Laws, as inserted by chapter 10, Laws of 1953. 
(Salary of assistant $8,500, deputy assistant 
$5,000, other personal services $14,070, current 
expenses $850, travel $800, equipment $450.) $179,020.00 
Council of state governments 2,000.00 

*Legislative council 3,000.00 



Total for legislative branch $184,020.00 



*The funds in this appropriation shall not lapse, but shall be 
available for expenditure in the following year. 



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1953 



For executive branch: 
Office of governor: 
Salary of governor 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


office 

council 
branch 


$10,000.00 

19,240.00* 

3,850.00 

450.00 

100.00 


Total 
Contingent fund 
Governor's special fund 


$33,640.00 
7,500.00 
15,000.00** 


Total for governor's 

Emergency fund 

Governor's council: 
Per diem 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$56,140.00 
150,000.00 

$6,000.00 

300.00 

4,000.00 


Total for governor's 


10,300.00 


Total for executive 


$216,440.00 



*Salaries paid out of this appropriation shall be at levels set 
by the governor. 

**The funds appropriated under this item to be spent by the 
governor in his own and sole discretion for state purposes, in- 
cluding but not limited to participation in the activities of the 
United States Governor's Conference, the New England Con- 
ference of Governors, and the Council of State Governments, 
for which monies are not otherwise appropriated. 
For judicial branch: 



For supreme court: 
Salaries of justices 
Salary of clerk of court 
Salary of reporter 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 



$60,240.00 
3,380.00 
2,600.00 
5,030.00 
3,825.00 
1,800.00 
500.00 



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355 



4,300.00 



Total 

Less estimated revenue 


$81,675.00 
880.00 


Net appropriation 
For superior court: 
Salary of judges 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$80,795.00 

$84,060.00 
3,150.00 
9,500.00 


Total 
For judicial council 
For referees and masters: 

Salary of referee 
For probate court: 
Salaries of judges 
Salaries of registers 
Salaries of deputies 


96,710.00 
900.00* 

3,800.00 

$26,325.00 
25,320.00 
16,070.00 


Total 


67,715.00 


Total for judicial branch 


$249,920.00 



*The funds in this appropriation shall not lapse, but shall be 
available for expenditure in the following fiscal year. 
For adjutant general's department: 



Central administrative office: 




Salary of adjutant 


general 


$7,435.00 


Other personal services 


20,387.50 


Current expenses 




4,125.00 


Equipment 




450.00 


Total 


$32,397.50 


National guard: 






Personal services 




$19,885.00 


Current expenses 




16,375.00 


Travel 




1,500.00 


Equipment 




175.00 



Total 



37,935.00 



356 Chapter 248 1953 

Armories: 

Personal services $49,880.00 

Current expenses 81,300.00 

Travel 100.00 

Equipment 900.00 

Total 132,180.00 

National guard rifle and pistol range: 

Personal services $1,970.00 

Current expenses 1,925.00 

Equipment 200.00 

Total • 4,095.00 

Officers' uniform allowance: 

Current expenses 8,500.00 

State military reservation, Concord: 

Current expenses $11,300.00 

Equipment 450.00 

Total 11,750.00 

State military reservation. Concord, 
Photostatic: 

Personal services $2,620.00 

Current expenses 675.00 

Equipment 50.00 

Total 3,345.00 

State military reservation, Grenier: 
Air force base, Manchester: 

Personal services $6,000.00 

Current expenses 9,410.00 

Travel 400.00 

Equipment 250.00 

Total 16,060.00 

State military reservation, Fort Dearborn, Rye: 
Personal services $2,920.00 

Current expenses 3,700.00 

Equipment 100.00 

Total 6,720.00 



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State military reservation, Fort 
William and Mary, New Castle: 

Current expenses 
Drill expenses — travel 
War service recognition — current expenses 

Total for adjutant general's department 
Less estimated revenue 



Net appropriation 

For administration and control: 
Division of budget and control: 

Salary of comptroller 

Salary of business supervisor 

Salary of farm supervisor 

Other personal services 

Current expenses 

Travel 

Equipment 

Other expenditures: 

State house annex sinking fund 
Atlantic marine fisheries 
Firemen's relief 
League of arts and crafts 

Total 

Division of accounts: 
Salary of director 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 
Other expenditures: 

Accounting machinery and 

supplies 

Total 
*This appropriation shall not lapse. 

Division of investigation of accounts: 
Personal services 



357 



425.00 

1,000.00 

100.00 

S254,507.50 
27,665.00 

$226,842.50 



$6,875.00 
5,150.00 
4,650.00 
5,520.00 
1,475.00 
1,000.00 
450.00 

15,000.00 

900.00 

4,000.00 

8,000.00 



$53,020.00 



$5,500.00 
41,028.16 

2,200.00 
200.00 

4,200.00 



17,000.00* 



70,128.16 



$15,277.50 



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Travel 


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and property: 
vices 

and grounds: 

:redit 

tion 
It ion: 


4,800.00 


1953 


Total 

Division of purchase ; 
Salary of director 
Other personal ser 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$6,555.00 

31,247.50 

3,200.00 

300.00 

200.00 


20,077.50 


Total 

Division of buildings 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


1126,450.70 

72,160.00 

394.50 


41,502.50 


Total 

Mailing division: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$8,910.00 

560.00 

10.00 


199,005.20 


Total 

Printing layout: 
Personal services 
Less transfer < 


$2,690.00 
2,690.00 


9,480.00 


Net appropria 

Surplus food distribu 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$5,340.00 
1,760.25 
1,000.00 


0.00 


Total 

Less revenue 


$8,100.25 
8,100.25 





Net appropriation 0.00 

Division of personnel: 
State funds: 

Salary of director $5,675.00 

Other personal services 28,544.40 



1953 Chapter 248 359 

Current expenses 2,300.00 

Travel 1,000.00 



Total 


37,519.40 


Federal funds: 




Personal services 


$11,627.50 


Current expenses 


1,472.50 


Travel 


600.00 


Total 


$13,700.00 


Less federal revenue 


13,700.00 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Total for administration and control $430,732.76 


For department of agriculture: 




Office of commissioner: 




Salary of commissioner 


$5,875.00 


Other personal services 


26,890.25 


Current expenses 


3,275.00 


Travel 


6,300.00 


Equipment 


500.00 


Other expenditures: 




Feed, seed and fertilizer services 


13,500.00 


Radio transcriptions 


75.00 


Total 


$56,415.25 


Division of markets and standards: 




Bureau of markets: 




Personal services 


$25,165.00 


Current expenses 


13,975.00 


Travel 


4,500.00 


Equipment 


200.00 


Other expenditures: 




Cooperative grant to New England 


crop reporting service 


800.00 


Radio transcription 


50.00 



Total $44,690.00 

f Less estimated revenue and 



360 Chapter 248 1953 

balance 3,970.00 



Net appropriation 40,720.00 

fThe revenue to be applied to this appropriation shall be a 
charge against the funds accruing to the department of agri- 
culture from the fees for inspection of farm products as pro- 
vided in section 33, chapter 223, Revised Laws. 

Division of animal industry: 

Salary of state veterinarian $5,675.00 

Other personal services 35,663.00 

Current expenses 11,885.00 

Travel 10,600.00 
Other expenditures: 

Tubercular testing 35,000.00 

Other veterinarian service 500.00 

Radio transcriptions 25.00 
Fees to town clerks for checking 

mortgages 25.00 
Indemnities for condemned 

animals 17,000.00 
Brucellosis and vibrosis testing 76,500.00 



Total 


$192,873.00 




Less estimated revenue 


200.00 




Net appropriation 


$192,673.00 


Insect and plant disease suppression 






and control: 






Personal services 


$21,893.50 




Current expenses 


1,335.00 




Travel 


5,000.00 




Equipment 


150.00 


• 


Total 




28,378.50 


Milk control: 






Personal services 


$11,062.50 




Current expenses 


1,675.00 




Travel 


2,000.00 




Total 


$14,737.50 




Less estimated revenue 


14,700.00 





1953 Chapter 248 361 

Net appropriation 37.50 

Bureau of weights and measures: 



Personal services 


.119,770.00 




Current expenses 


2,200.00 




Travel 


4,400.00 




Equipment 


12,000.00 




Total 


$38,370.00 




Less estimated revenue 


12,000.00 




Net appropriation 




26,370.00 


Economic poisons law: 






Current expenses 


$500.00 




Travel 


1,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Temporary and professional 






services 


1,500.00 




Total 


$3,000.00 




Less estimated revenue 


3,000.00 




New appropriation 




0.00 


Board of veterinary examiners 




240.00 


Farm products inspection fund: 






Current expenses 


$300.00 




Travel 


500.00 




Other expenditures 


30.00 





Total $830.00 

**Less estimated revenue and bal- 
ance 830.00 



New appropriation 0.00 

**The revenue to be applied to this appropriation shall be a 
charge against the funds accruing to the department of agri- 
culture from the fees for inspection of farm products as pro- 
vided in section 33, chapter 223, Revised Laws. Any revenue in 
excess of $4,800.00 shall be available for said purposes as the 
governor and council may approve. 



362 Chapter 248 1953 



Licensing of live poultry dealers 1 1,000. 00 
Less revenue and balance 1,000.00 




Net appropriation 
Licensing of livestock dealers $15.00 
Less revenue and balance 15.00 


0.00 


Net appropriation 

Tests for germination and purity of 
agricultural seeds $1,400.00 
Less revenue and balance 1,400.00 


0.00 


Net appropriation 
Grants :f 

State soil conservation committee 
Eastern states exhibit 


0.00 

100.00 
2,000.00 


Total for department of agriculture $346,934.25 



fThe provisions of section 8, chapter 231 of the Revised Laws 
are suspended for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954. 

For attorney general: 

Office of attorney general: 

Salary of attorney general $8,800.00 

Salary of deputy attorney general 7,200.00 

Salary of 3 assistant attorneys general 18,800.00 
Other personal services 21,960.00 



Current expenses 


3,000.00 


Travel 


2,200.00 


Equipment 


1,000.00 


Other expenditures: 




Commission on uniform state 


laws 400.00 


Total 


$63,360.00 


ivision of charitable trusts: 




Salary of director 


$3,760.00 


Other personal services 


4,060.00 


Current expenses 


250.00 


Travel 


150.00 


Equipment 


250.00 



1953 Chapter 248 363 

Total 8.470.00 



Total for attorney general |7 1,830. 00 

Less estimated revenue 3,000.00 



Net appropriation $68,830.00 

The balance of the appropriation provided by chapter 
278 of the Laws of 1951 shall not lapse but shall be available 
for expenditures by the attorney general for purposes specified 
in said chapter with respect to the primary and general elec- 
tion to take place in 1954. 

For forestry division (forestry and recreation): 
Administration: 

Salary of state forester $5,675.00 

Other personal services 24,645.33 

Current expenses 5,000.00 

Travel 1,000.00 

Equipment 200.00 

Total $36,520.33 

District fire supervision: 

Personal services $56,761.04 

Current expenses 20,942.00 

Travel 4,500.00 

Equipment 6,690.00 

Total $88,893.04 

Less estimated revenue and bal- 
ances 67,500.00 



Net appropriation 21,393.04 

Lookout stations: 

Personal services 48,568.75 

Wardens training conferences: 

Current expenses $1,500.00 

Other expenditures: 

State's share of town warden 

training 2,500.00 

Total 4,000.00 



364 Chapter 248 1953 

Prevention of fires: 

Personal services $5,637.50 

Current expenses 730.00 

Equipment 4,000.00 

Other expenditures: 

State's share of prevention 

bills with towns 700.00 



Total 

Forest fire bills to towns 
White pine blister rust: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 


$15,770.00 
1,275.00 


11,067.50 
10,000.00 


Total 

Northeastern forest fire compact: 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$592.50 
100.00 


17,045.00 


Total 

Nursery: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$18,666.24 

10,050.00 

4,000.00 


692.50 



Total $32,716.24 

Less estimated revenue and bal- 
ance 10,500.00 



Net appropriation 

Reforestation: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$2,901.00 
470.00 
350.00 



22,216.24 



Total 3,721.00 

Cooperative forest management: 

Personal services $12,036.00 

Current expenses 400.00 

Travel 3,800.00 



1953 Chapter 248 365 

Equipment 50.00 



Total 16,286.00 

Forest improvement fund: 

Personal services $38,076.12 

Current expenses 2,195.00 

Travel 2,500.00 

Equipment 515.00 
Other expenditures: 

State forest operations 200.00 

State land purchase 15,000.00* 
Reimbursement of state treasury 8,000.00** 



Total $66,486.12 

Less estimated revenue and bal- 
ance 66,486.12 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*No part of this appropriation shall be used to purchase land 
that will increase by more than five per cent the total acreage 
of land held by the forestry division at the time this act be- 
comes effective. 

**This item to be used for reimbursement to state treasury on 
account of moneys paid to towns, under the provisions of sec- 
tion 30, chapter 234, Revised Laws, for loss of taxes on real 
estate owned by the state and held by the forestry division for 
operation and development as state forest lands. 



Caroline A. Fox Research Fund: 




Personal services 


$6,067.50 


Current expenses 


2,855.00 


Travel 


800.00 


Equipment 


1,800.00 


Total 


$11,522.50 


Less estimated revenue and 




balance 


11,522.50 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Total for forestry 


$191,510.36 


Less refunds (maintenance) 


1,006.80 



366 Chapter 248 1953 

Net appropriation $190,503.56 



For department of health: 
Administration: state 

Salary of state health officer $7,995.00 

Other personal services 21,995.00 

Current expenses 14,800.00 

Travel 500.00 



Total $45,290.00 

Less credit transfer 3,510.00 



Net appropriation $41,780.00 

Administration: federal 

Personal services $13,952.50 

Current expenses 7,369.58 

Travel 1,750.00 



Total $23,072.08 

*Less estimated revenue 23,072.08 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Finance: state 

Personal services $15,660.00 

Current expenses 600.00 

Equipment 500.00 

16,760.00 



Total 




Finance: federal 




Personal services 


$4,955.00 


Current expenses 


3,900.00 


Travel 

1 


300.00 


Total 


$9,155.00 


*Less estimated revenue 


9,155.00 


Net appropriation 




Health education: state 




Personal services 


$5,940.00 


Current expenses 


1,658.00 



0.00 



Total 7,598.00 



1953 



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367 



Health education: federal 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 

Total 
*Less estimated revenue 



$7,190.00 
5,775.00 
1,200.00 

^4,165.00 
14,165.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 



Hospital services: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$18,095.90 

525.00 

2,800.00 

125.00 




Total 
Vital statistics: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 


$24,270.00 
500.00 


21,545.90 


Total 

Less estimated revenue 


$24,770.00 
1,000.00 




Net appropriation 
Vital statistics: federal 
Personal services 

Current expenses 

Travel 


$1,935.00 

4,250.00 

700.00 


23,770.00 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$6,885.00 
6,885.00 




Net appropriation 
Public health nursing: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 


$56,494.83 
225.00 


0.00 



368 Chapter 248 1953 

Travel 1,250.00 



Total 

Public health nursing: federal 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$30,601.33 

4,050.00 

12,450.00 


57,969.83 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$47,101.33 
47,101.33 




Net appropriation 

Communicable disease control: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


state 

$35,567.40 

110,300.00 

951.12 


0.00 


Total 

Communicable disease control: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


federal 

$9,900.00 
9,893.98 
2,948.88 


146,818.52 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$22,742.86 
22,742.86 




Net appropriation 

Dental services: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$20,930.00 
400.00 
200.00 


0.00 


Total 

Less revenue, grants 


$21,530.00 
2,480.00 




Net appropriation 

Dental services: federal 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$8,090.00 
4,200.00 
2,000.00 


19,050.00 



1953 Chapter 248 369 

Total $14,290.00 

*Less estimated revenue 14,290.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Maternal and child health and 
crippled children's services: state 

Personal services $22,520.00 

Current expenses 33,050.00 

Travel 400.00 

Other expenditures: 

Rehabilitation of crippled 

persons 50,000.00 



Total 105,970.00 

Maternal and child health and crippled 

children's services: federal 

Personal services $20,580.00 

Current expenses 73,065.00 

Travel 1,200.00 



Total 


$94,845.00 


*Less estimated revenue 


94,845.00 


Net appropriation 




Occupational health: state 




Personal services 


$21,780.00 


Current expenses 


500.00 


Travel 


500.00 



0.00 



Total 22,780.00 

Occupational health: federal 

Personal services $5,805.00 

Current expenses 4,850.00 

Travel 3,200.00 



Total $13,855.00 



370 Chapter 248 1953 

*Less estimated revenue 13,855.00 



Net appropriation 

Diagnostic laboratories: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Other expenditures: 

Hanover branch laboratory 


$44,501.33 

2,608.33 

288.60 

1,420.00 


0.00 


Total 

Diagnostic laboratories: federal 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$2,280.00 

6,986.67 

27.25 


48,818.26 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$9,293.92 
9,293.92 




Net appropriation 

Food and chemistry: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$54,017.50 

2,050.00 

9,000.00 

500.00 


0.00 


Total 

Food and chemistry: federal 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,700.00 
1,300.00 


65,567.50 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$3,000.00 
3,000.00 




Net appropriation 

Sanitary engineering: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$39,083.00 
1,600.00 
6,000.00 


0.00 


Total 




46,683.00 



1953 Chapter 248 371 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Sanitary engineering: federal 

Personal services $627.00 

Current expenses 1,700.00 

Travel 650.00 



Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$2,977.00 
2,977.00 




Net appropriation 

Commission on alcoholism 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$28,840.00 

44,880.00 

1,200.00 

300.00 


0.00 


Total 

Less estimated revenue 


$75,220.00 
3,900.00 




Net appropriation 

Merit system — training: federal 
*Less estimated revenue 


$7,214.00 
7,214.00 


71,320.00 


Net appropriation 

Registration in medicine: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,100.00 
500.00 
500.00 


0.00 


Total 

Less estimated revenue 


$2,100.00 
2,100.00 




Net appropriation 




0.00 



Total for department of health: 

State $696,431.01 

Federal $268,596.19 

Less estimated revenue 268,596.19 



372 Chapter 248 1953 

Net appropriation 0.00 



*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

For insurance department: 
Office of commissioner: 

Salary of commissioner $6,935.00 

Salary of deputy commissioner 5,995.00 

Other personal services 27,035.70 

Current expenses 4,175.00 

Travel 1,300.00 

Equipment 300.00 



Total 


$45,740.70 


Rating division: 




Personal services 


$5,820.00 


Current expenses 


850.00 


Travel 


500.00 


Equipment 


150.00 



Total 7,320.00 

Real estate division: 



Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 




$336.00 

295.00 

50.00 




Total 

Less revenue 




681.00 
681.00 




Net appropriation 


departmeni 


t 


0.00 


Total for insurance 


$53,060.70 


For bureau of labor: 

Office of commissioner: 
Salary of commissioner 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 


$6,115.00 
7,350.00 
5,760.00 





1953 



Chapter 248 



373 



Travel 
Equipment 



800.00 
300.00 



Total 




$20,325.00 


Inspections division: 






Personal services 


S26,547.50 




Current expenses 


1,875.00 




Travel 


7,000.00 




Equipment 


300.00 




Total 




35,722.50 


Workmen's compensation division: 






Personal services 


$18,292.50 




Current expenses 


2,350.00 




Travel 


50.00 




Equipment 


300.00 




Total 




20,992.50 


New Hampshire Apprenticeship Cou 


incil 


250.00 


Total for bureau of labor 


$77,290.00 


For public welfare: 






Administration: 






Board of public welfare 


$3,000.00 




Salary of commissioner 


6,304.97 




Other personal services 


140,820.00** 


Current expenses 


27,475.00 




Travel 


4,700.00 




Equipment 


1,300.00 




Other expenditures: 






Personnel division (merit system) 


3,973.00 




Employees retirement 


38,000.00 





Total 



$225,572.97 



**This amount includes $3,000. to be paid to department of 
attorney general for legal services. 



State services: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 



$13,847.50 
150.00 



374 



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1953 



Travel 
Equipment 



700.00 
50.00 



Total 


14,747.50 


Field services: 




Personal services 


$347,515.33 


Current expenses 


39,228.00 


Travel 


31,091.00 


Equipment 


2,650.00 


Total 


420,484.33 


Blind services: 




Personal services 


$19,502.00 


Current expenses 


1,025.00 


Travel 


2,300.00 


Equipment 


150.00 


Other expenditures: 




Blind education 


24,560.00 


Sight conservation 


18,000.00 



Total 

Child welfare services — federal: 

Personal services $47,004.38 

Travel 8,610.00 

Other expenditures 1,750.00 

Total $57,364.38 

*Less revenue 57,364.38 

Net appropriation 

Vocational rehabilitation — federal: 

Personal services $6,743.00 

Current expenses 25.00 

Travel 1,800.00 

Other expenditures 5,000.00 

Total $13,568.00 

*Less revenue 13,568.00 



65,537.00 



0.00 



Net appropriation 



0.00 



1953 Chapter 248 375 

Vocational rehabilitation — state: 

Case services 5,000.00 

Special children's fund 5,000.00 

John Nesmith fund 3,700.00 

Old age assistance: 

State's share $588,761.25 

Less revenue 75,000.00 



Net appropriation 513,761.25 

Towns and counties $989,156.25 

Less revenue 989,156.25 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal share $2,378,707.50 

*Less revenue 2,378,707.50 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to dependent children: 

State's share $818,283.84 

Less revenue 165,000.00 



Net appropriation 653,283.84 

Federal share $850,196.16 

*Less revenue 850,196,16 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to needy blind: 

State's share $84,807.38 

Less revenue 2,500.00 



Net appropriation 82,307.38 

Federal share $ 1 1 1 ,548.62 

*Less revenue 111,548.62 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to totally and permanently disabled: 

State's share 22,937.28 

Towns and counties $54,274.50 

Less revenue 54,274.50 



Net appropriation 0.00 



376 Chapter 248 1953 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Old age assistance to aliens: 

Towns and counties $65,591,35 

Less revenue 65,591.35 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $143,993.40 

*Less revenue 143,993.40 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Medical pools: 

Old age assistance: 

State's share 354,120.00 

Towns and counties $195,000.00 

Less revenue 195,000.00 



Net appropriation 
Federal 


$230,880.00 


0.00 


*Less revenue 


230,880.00 




Net appropriMion 




0.00 


Aid to dependent children: 
State's share 




170,488.80 


Federal 


$23,911.20 




*Less revenue 


23,911.20 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


Aid to needy blind: 






State's share 




23,615.28 


Federal 


$7,704.72 




*Less revenue 


7,704.72 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


Aid to totally and permanently 
State's share 


disabled: 


15,984.00 


Towns and counties 


$12,600.00 




Less revenue 


12,600.00 





1953 Chapter 248 377 

Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $7,416.00 

*Less revenue 7,416.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Old age assistance to aliens: 

Towns and counties $32,683.20 

Less revenue 32,683.20 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $20,116.80 

*Less revenue 20,116.80 



Net appropriation 0.00 

For the period ending June 30, 1954, the share which a 
county or town must reimburse the state for aid to totally and 
permanently disabled persons for which such county or town 
is liable shall be thirty-five per cent. Provisions of law incon- 
sistent with the provision hereof are hereby suspended until 
June 30, 1954. 

Total for public welfare $2,576,539.63 

Less transfer re administration from 

federal grant $215,000.00 

Less balance 1,015,000.00 1,230,000.00 



Net appropriation $1,346,539.63 



*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with approval of 
the governor and council for said purposes. 

For recreation division (forestry and recreation): 

Personal services $481,508.08 

Current expenses 173,779.00 

Travel 8,300.00 

Equipment 25,000.00 
Other expenditures: 

Employees retirement 6,360.18 

Prison program 8,000.00 

Bonds, principal and interest 44,760.00 



378 Chapter 248 1953 

Total $747,707.26 

Less revenue and balance 747,707.26 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Any increase in salaries for this department, granted by 
the general court, shall be a charge against the revenue of the 
state recreational fund. 

In this appropriation any revenue in excess of the esti- 
mate and salary increase, if any, shall be available for such 
further expenditures as the governor and council shall ap- 
prove. 

For secretary of state: 
Office of secretary: 

Salary of secretary $6,585.00 

Salary of deputy secretary 5,055.00 

Other personal services 24,200.00 

Current expenses 2,300.00 

Travel 900.00 

Equipment 285.00 



Total 


$39,325.00 


Elections: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$100.00 

11,150.00 

50.00 


Total 


11,300.00 


Photostat division: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$3,250.00 

1,700.00 

257.00 



Total 5,207.00 



Total for secretary of state $55,832.00 



For state Hbrary: 
Administration: 

Salary of librarian $5,060.00 



1953 Chapter 248 379 

Salary of assistant librarian 4,120.00 

Other personal services 70,010.00 

Current expenses 7,725.00 

Travel 600.00 

Equipment 17,000.00 



Total 

Extension: 

Current expenses 
Travel 

Equipment 

Other expenditures: 
Summer institute 


$104,515.00 

$3,530.00 

2,500.00 

11,000.00 

300.00 



Total 17,330.00 

State aid — books and supplies 1,500.00 



Total for state library $123,345.00 



For state treasury: 

Salary of treasurer $5,985.00 

Salary of deputy 3,917.00 

Other personal services 49,410.00 

Current expenses 12,883.50 

Travel 45O.00 

Equipment 500.00 

*Other expenditures — audit 1,500.00 



Total $74,645.50 

Highway division: 

Personal services $8,527.50 

Current expenses 5,240.00 



Total $13,767.50 

Less transfer from highway 

fund $13,767.50 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Bounties: 6,000.00 

Trust funds 37,095.27 



Total for state treasury $117,740.77 



380 Chapter 248 1953 

*The legislative budget assistant shall designate a certified 
public accountant, not employed in state service, to make the 
annual audit of the state treasury and said legislative budget 
assistant may accept the findings and report of said certified 
public accountant as fulfilling the provisions of section 12-a, 
chapter 23, of the Revised Laws, whereby the said legislative 
budget assistant is required to audit the accounts of the state 
treasurer. 

For industrial school: 
Administration: 

Salary of superintendent $5,875.00 

Other personal services 17,160.00 

Current expenses 3,400.00 

Travel 900.00 

Equipment 550.00 



Total 


$27,885.00 


Instruction: 




Personal services 


$24,235.00 


Current expenses 


1,200.00 


Equipment 


200.00 


Other expenditures: 




Projector (16 millimeter) 


400.00 


Total 


26,035.00 


Custodial care: 




Personal services 


$108,680.00 


Current expenses 


46,848.00* 


Equipment 


2,000.00 



Total 157,528.00 

*In this appropriation $24,400. shall be for products used from 
the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be trans- 
ferred to any other appropriation. 

Auxiliary of custodial care: 

Personal services $2,200.00 

Current expenses 50.00 

Travel 200.00 

Equipment 100.00 

Total 2,550.00 



1953 Chapter 248 381 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $8,320.00 

Current expenses 24,154.00 

Equipment 300.00 
Other expenditures: 

Truck (3/4 ton pickup) 1,720.00 

Station wagon 1,850.00 



Total 

Maintenance of plant: 
Personal services 

Current expenses 
Equipment 


r $24,400.00 
6,600.00 


$16,590.00 
4,797.00 
2,000.00 


36,344.00 


Total 

Agriculture: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$8,960.00 

19,785.00 

1,195.00 


23,387.00 


Total 

Less credit transfe 

Less revenue 


$29,940.00 
31,000.00 











Net appropriation —1,060.00 

Boys' and girls' benefit fund: 

Current expenses 3,800.00 

Parole: 

Personal services $14,100.00 

Current expenses 200.00 

Travel 1,900.00 

Equipment 400.00 



Total 16,600.00 



Total for industrial school $293,069.00 

Less revenue 10,500.00 



Net appropriation $282,569.00 



382 Chapter 248 1953 

For Laconia state school: 
Administration: 

Salary of superintendent $5,875.00 

Other personal services 26,530.00 

Current expenses 1,922.00 

Travel 1,300.00 

Equipment 975.00 



Total $36,602.00 

Professional care and treatment: 

Personal services $243,072.50 
Current expenses 4,660.00 

Travel 300.00 

Equipment 425.00 



Total 248,457.50 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $78,175.00 

Current expenses 193,971.00* 

Travel 25.00 

Equipment 4,500.00 

**Other expenditures — care of children 

under six years of age 21,000.00 



Total 297,671.00 

*In this appropriation $101,200.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

**This appropriation shall not lapse and shall not be used 
for any other purposes. 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $27,450.00 

Current expenses 58,365.00 



Total 85,815.00 

Maintenance of plant: 

Personal services $16,740.00 

Current expenses 17,385.00** 

Equipment 4,000.00 



1953 Chapter 248 383 

Other expenditures: 

Care of grounds, snow removal, 

etc. 20,000.00** 

Total 58,125.00 

**In this appropriation $3,000. of current expenses and $20,- 
000.00 of other expenditure shall be for supplies, work and 
services received from the institution's farm. No part of these 
amounts shall be transferred to any other appropriation. 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $56,977.50 

Current expenses 56,050.00 

Travel 25.00 

Equipment 8,500.00 



Total $121,552.50 

Less transfer credits 124,200.00 
Less revenue 14,000.00 

138,200.00 



Net reduction — 16,647.50 



Total for Laconia state school $710,023.00 

Less refunds (maintenance) 27,500.00 



Net appropriation $682,523.00 



For Prison industries: 

Personal services $61,907.50 

Current expenses 144,485.00 

Travel 300.00 

Equipment 8,800.00 



Total $215,492.50 

*Less estimated revenue 215,492.50 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*In the above appropriation any revenue in excess of the 
estimate shall be available for such further expenditures as the 
governor and council shall approve. 

For soldiers' home: 

Office of the commandant: 



384 Chapter 248 1953 

Personal services $7,048.40 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $16,132.18 

Equipment 200.00 



Total 16,332.18 

Professional care and treatment: 
Personal services 14,000.00 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $14,690.00 

Current expenses 986.52 

Other expenditures 97.00 



Total 






15,773.52 


Operation and maintenance (federal): 






Current expenses 




$19,375.00 




Travel 




50.00 




Other expenditures 




3,400.00 




Total 


$22,825.00 




Less revenue and t 


)alance 
home 


22,825.00 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


Total for soldiers' 


$53,154.10 


Less refunds (mair 


itenance) 




2,700.00 


Net appropriation 


$50,454.10 


For state hospital: 






Administration: 








Personal services 




$89,504.26 




Current expenses 




23,412.00 




Travel 




2,300.00 




Equipment 




700.00 




Other expenditures 




200.00 





Total $116,116.26 

Professional care and treatment: 

Personal services $1,479,781.80 

Current expenses 57,895.50 



1953 Chapter 248 385 

Travel 4,200.00 

Equipment 8,500.00 



Total 1,550,377.30 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $418,437.99 

Current expenses 637,521.25* 

Travel 75.00 

Equipment 16,343.00 



Total 1,072,377.24 

*In this appropriation $135,500 shall be for products used from 
the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be trans- 
ferred to any other appropriation. 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $134,592.95 

Current expenses 225,483.12 

Travel 100.00 

Equipment 8,565.00 



Total 368,741.07 

Maintenance of plant: 

Personal services $135,331.26 

Current expenses 103,795.65 

Equipment 3,682.00 



Total 242,808.91 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $46,471.00 

Current expenses 66,993.00 

Travel 50.00 

Equipment 8,060.00 



Total $121,574.00 

Less transfer 

credit $135,500.00 

Less revenue 4,000.00 

139,500.00 



Net reduction — 17,926.00 



386 



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Total for state hospital 
Less refunds (maintenance) 

Net Appropriation 



$3,332,494.78 
82,000.00 

$3,250,494.78 



$17,716.70 

1,145.00 

1,000.00 

400.00 



For state prison: 
Administration: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 

Total $20,261.70 

Instruction: 

Personal services 3,440.00 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $140,249.80 

Current expenses 86,670.00* 

Equipment 1,332.00 

**Custody of certain inmates 5,000.00 

Total 233,251.80 

*In this appropriation $22,800.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

**This appropriation shall be available for the custody of 
unmanageable inmates in out-of-state institutions or federal 
penitentiaries when no suitable institutions exist in New 
Hampshire. Any payments out of this appropriation shall be 
made with the approval of the governor and council. This fund 
may also be used for such inmates who have been sent to such 
out-of-state institutions from the Laconia state school, the in- 
dustrial school and the state hospital. 

Auxiliary to prison care and custody: 

Personal services $9,400.00 

Current expenses 4,000.00 

Other expenditures — awards 1,800.00 



Total 

Operation of plant: 
Personal services 



15,200.00 



13,365.00 



1953 



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387 



Maintenance of plant: 

Current expenses $18,087.00 

Equipment 250.00 

Other expenditures: 

Tarring driveway 250.00 

Total 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $ 1 1 , 1 48.99 

Current expenses 27,725.00 

Equipment 1,135.00 
Other expenditures: 

Rent of land 300.00 

Total $40,308.99 

Less transfer credit $22,800.00 
Less revenue 16,753.00 

39,553.00 



Net appropriation 

Parole: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 

Total 



116,717.50 
1,150.00 

iooo.oo 

175.00 



18,587.00 



755.99 



21,042.50 



Total for state prison 

Less revenue $2,275.00 

Less refunds (mainte- 
nance) 1,934.00 

Less transfer from prison 
industries 15,000.00 



$325,903.99 



19,209.00 



Net appropriation 

For state sanatorium: 
Administration: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 



$306,694.99 



$16,890.00 
1.670.00 



388 Chapter 248 1953 

Travel 1,350.00 

Equipment 175.00 



Total 


$20,085.00 


Professional care and treatment: 




Personal services 


$80,350.00 


Current expenses 


15,470.00 


Equipment 


3,000.00 


Total 


98,820.00 


Custodial care: 




Personal services 


$50,307.50 


Current expenses 


46,675.00* 


Equipment 


1,000.00 



Total 97,982.50 

*In this appropriation $13,300.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $36,610.00 

Current expenses 22,509.00 

Equipment , 2,300.00 



Total 61,419.00 

Maintenance of plant: 

Personal services $1,200.00 

Current expenses 5,500.00 

Equipment 650,00 



Total 7,350.00 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $9,325.00 

Current expenses 9,090.00 

Equipment 1,375.00 



Total $19,790.00 

Less transfer credit $13,300.00 
Less revenue 3,700.00 

17,000.00 



1953 



Chapter 248 
Net appropriation 


389 
2,790.00 


Total for state sanatorium 
Less refunds (maintenance) 


$288,446.50 
14,500.00 


Net appropriation 


$273,946.50 



For University of New Hampshire: 
University of New Hampshire 
Fund $1,770,268.72 

Extension work in counties 72,000.00 



Total for University 


of New 


H: 


ampshire $1,842,268.72 


For board of accountancy: 
Less revenue 


$700.00 
700.00 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


For barbers' board: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,500.00 

735.00 

1,870.00 



Total ' $4,105.00 

Less revenue, after transfer of 
$1,395.00 to department of 
health 4,105.00 



Net appropriation 




0.00 


For board of chiropody: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 


$135.00 
25.50 




Total 

Less revenue and balance 


$160.50 
160.50 




Net appropriation 




0.00 



390 Chapter 248 1953 

For chiropractic examiners: 

Personal services $700.00 

Current expenses 300.00 

Travel 500.00 



Total for chiropractic examiners $1,500.00 



For board of education: 
Administration: 

Salary of commissioner $8,850.00 

Other personal services 96,405.90 

Current expenses 15,000.00 

Travel 7,500.00 

Equipment 1,200.00 
Other expenditures: 

Rentals (I.B.M.) 1,100.00 

Rev. of state courses of study 1,000.00 



Total 


$131,055.90 


Foundation aid: 




Transportation 

State aid to school districts 


$7,000.00 
900,000.00 


Total 


907,000.00 


State-wide supervision: 
Personal services (net) 


$155,000.00 


Other expenditures: 

Superintendents' conference 


2,000.00 


Total 


157,000.00 


Smith-Hughes (state): 




Personal services 


$6,852.50 


Current expenses 
Travel 


200.00 
1,000.00 



Total 8,052.50 

Smith-Hughes (federal): 

Personal services $6,852.50 

Current expenses 200.00 

Travel . 1,000.00 

Other expenditures: 



1953 Chapter 248 391 

Reimbursement for salaries and travel 

of teachers 24,082.94 



Total $32,135.44 

Less revenue 32,135.44 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Vocational rehabilitation (state): 

Current expenses $22,200.00 

Travel 500.00 

Equipment 600.00 



Total 23,300.00 
Vocational rehabilitation (federal): 

Personal services $18,565.40 

Current expenses 26,623.00 

Travel 3,000.00 

Equipment 800.00 



Total $48,988.40 

Less revenue 48,988.40 



Net appropriation 0.00 

George-Barden (state): 



Personal services 


$8,509.35 


Current expenses 


200.00 


Travel 


1,500.00 


Total 


$10,209.35 


George-Barden (federal): 




Personal services 


$8,509.35 


Current expenses 


200.00 


Travel 


2,000.00 


Other expenditures: 




Reimbursement for salaries and 




travel of teachers 


117,844.49 


Total 


$128,553.84 


Less revenue 


128,553.84 



Net appropriation 0.00 



392 Chapter 248 1953 

N. H. technical institute — Manchester: 

Personal services $105,482.50 

Current expenses 24,600.00 

Travel 350.00 

Equipment 7,500.00 



Total 


137,932.50 


N. H. technical institute — Portsmouth: 




Personal services $58,562.50 




Current expenses 19,925.00 




Travel 550.00 




Equipment 5,000.00 




Total 


84,037.50 


N. H. technical institutes (Concord office): 




Personal services $10,370.00 




Current expenses 1,590.00 




Travel 900.00 




Equipment 200.00 




Total 


13,060.00 


On-the-job training for veterans (state): 




Current expenses $ 1 ,790.00 




Equipment 150.00 





Total 1,940.00 

On-the-job training for veterans (federal): 



Personal services 


$11,220.00 




Travel 


1,667.76 




Total 


$12,887.76 




Less revenue 


12,887.76 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


Area vocational schools: 






Personal services 


$2,730.00 




Current expenses 


300.00 




Travel 


200.00 




Other expenditures: 






Reimbursements to school 


districts 46,670.00 




Total 




49,900.00 



1953 Chapter 248 393 

School lunch program: 

Personal services $10,582.50 

Current expenses 1,000.00 

Travel 1,100.00 

Equipment 150.00 



Total 




12,832.50 


Education of the deaf: 






Current expenses 


$48,000.00 




Travel 


450.00 




Equipment 


300.00 




Total 




48,750.00 


Keene teachers college: 






Personal services 


$387,713.00 




Current expenses 


139,610.00 




Travel 


5,000.00 




Equipment 


20,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Scholarships 


22,500.00* 




Total 




574,823.00 


Plymouth teachers college: 






Personal services 


$.308,393.50 




Current expenses 


96,500.00 




Travel 


2,500.00 




Equipment 


9,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Scholarships 


13,500.00* 





Total 429,893.50 

*It shall be a condition precedent to granting a scholarship 
to a person attending the teachers college that said person 
shall sign an agreement that after graduation he will teach 
in the state for as many years as he was the recipient of said 
scholarship and that if he shall not so teach for the required 
number of years he will reimburse the state for the amount of 
scholarship aid he received. 

Scholarships-world war orphans: 
(as provided by chapter 1 96, Laws 

of 1945, as amended) 2,700.00 



4 Chapter 

Board of nurse examiners: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


248 1953 

$9,710.00 

1,975.00 

450.00 


Total 

Less revenue and balance 


$12,135.00 
12,135.00 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Total for board of education $2,592,486.75 
Less revenue 734,751.00 


Net appropriation 


$1,857,735.75 



In addition to the above appropriation said department 
shall receive for disbursement any excess over estimates in the 
income of the teachers colleges' dormitories and practice 
schools, revenue from tuitions received by the Manchester and 
Portsmouth state trade schools, and the sums paid by school 
districts for the salaries of superintendents under section 44, 
chapter 135 of the Revised Laws. No nursery school program 
shall be allowed at either Keene or Plymouth teachers colleges 
and no funds out of this appropriation or any other available 
funds shall be used for this purpose. 
For board of fire control: 



Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


of 


fire 


$14,540.00 

2,350.00 

3,000.00 

150.00 




Total for board 


control 


$20,040.00 


For board of hairdressers: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,500.00 

780.00 

2,680.00 





Total $4,960.00 

Less revenue, after transfer of 
$2,1 15.00 to department of 



1953 Ch/ 
health 


^PTER 248 

optometry 

probation 

department 
»: 


4,960.00 


395 


Net appropriation 




0.00 


For board of optometry: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$450.00 
200.00 
150.00 




Total for board of 




$800.00 


For board of probation: 
Salary of director 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$5,495.00 

102,235.00 

6,665.00 

14,500.00 

6,000.00 




Total for board of 


$134,895.00 


For public works division of 
public works and highway; 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$61,730.00 
8,900.00 
4,600.00 
3,285.00 





Total $78,515.00 

Less estimated revenue from direct 
and overhead charges to 
projects 46,265.00 



Net appropriation $32,250.00 



For veterans' council: 

Personal services $9,600.00 

Current expenses 735.00 

Travel 2,800.00 
Other expenditures — veterans 

burials 7,500.00 



396 Chapter 248 

Total for veterans' council 

For water resources board: 

Personal services $27,765.00 

Current expenses 1,300.00 

Travel 1,900.00 

Equipment 275.00 
Other expenditures: 

Lowering of Weare Reservoir Dam 3,000.00 

Stream flow gauging 10,350.00 



1953 
$20,635.00 



Total for water resources board 44,590.00 
Less transfer from highway 2,750.00 

*Less transfer from Pittsburg 

project 5,000.00 



Net appropriation 




$36,840.00 


*Transferred by vote of the directors 

For aeronautics commission: 
Salary of director 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$5,495.00 

10,740.00 

1,995.00 

1,400.00 

100.00 




Total 

Less revenue 


$19,730.00 
4,700.00 




Net appropriation 
*Airways toll fund 
*Air safety fund 


$6,000.00 
71.70 


$15,030.00 


Total 

Less transfer and balance 


$6,071.70 
6,071.70 




Net appropriation 


sion 


0.00 


Total for aeronautics commis: 


$15,030.00 



*Expenditures shall not exceed existing balances plus revenue. 



1953 Chapter 248 397 

For bank commissioner: 

Salary of commissioner $6,995.00 

Salary of deputies 10,290.00 

Other personal services 44,695.00 

Current expenses 5,727.00 

Travel 9,700.00 

Equipment 500.00 



Total for bank commissioner $77,907.00 

**Less revenue 70,000.00 



Net appropriation $7,907.00 



**The bank commissioner shall collect from the institutions, 
the condition and management of which the bank commission- 
er is required to examine under the provisions of section 8 of 
chapter 307, of the Revised Laws as the total cost of such 
examination, the sum of $70,000 annually and each such in- 
stitution shall pay to the state annually within thirty days 
after receipt by it of notice of assessment, such proportion of 
the total sum collectible hereunder as its assets bear to the total 
assets of all such institutions as shown by the reports of the 
bank commissioner of the thirtieth of June preceding such 
payments. Sums collected under the provisions hereof shall be 
credited to the appropriation for the bank commissioner. 

For cancer commission: 

Personal services $23,680.00 

Current expenses 78,125.00 

Travel 1,250.00 

Equipment 170.00 



Total for cancer commission $103,225.00 
Less estimated revenue 12,500.00 



Net appropriation $90,725.00 



For liquor commission: 
Liquor administration: 

Salary of 3 commisioners I/2 $9,802.50 

Other personal services 78,618.50 

Current expenses 23,575.00 



398 Chapter 248 1953 

Travel 2,500.00 

Equipment 800.00 

Other expenditures — retirement 5,000.00 



Total 




$120,296.00 


Beer administration: 






Salary of 3 commissioners i/4 


$9,802.50 


Other personal services 


71,123.50 


Current expenses 




9,900.00 


Travel 




26,500.00 


Equipment 




800.00 


Other expenditures 


— retirement 


4,800.00 


Total 


122,926.00 


Liquor enforcement: 






Personal services 




$15,990.33 


Current expenses 




150.00 


Travel 




6,500.00 


Other expenditures 


— retirement 


1,000.00 


Total 


23,640.33 


Stores operation: 






Personal services 




$515,516.82 


Current expenses 




180,000.00 


Travel 




8,400.00 


Equipment 




8,000.00 


Other expenditures- 


—retirement 


31,000.00 


Total 


742,916.82 


Warehouse: 






Personal services 




$61,491.67 


Current expenses 




21,350.00 


Travel 




25.00 


Equipment 




2,000.00 


Other expenditures— 


-retirement 


3,800.00 



Total 88,666.67 



Total for liquor commission $ 1 ,098,445.82 

Less revenue 1,098,445.82 



1953 Chapter 248 399 

Net appropriation 0.00 



For pharmacy commission: 

Personal services $1,800.00 

Current expenses 575.00 

Travel 800.00 



Total for pharmacy commission $3,175.00 



For planning and development commission: 

Personal services $107,695.77 

Current expenses 95,290.00 

Travel 10,850.00 

Equipment 1,575.00 

Other expenditures: 

Regional associations* 21,000.00 

Eastern states exposition 8,000.00 

Cooperative program with engineering 

experiment station — U.N.H. 5,000.00 
Franklin Pierce centennial 500.00** 



Total for planning and 

development commission $249,910.77 
Less revenue 1,200.00 



Net appropriation $248,710.77 



*This appropriation shall be administered by the state plan- 
ning and development commission for the aid of regional de- 
velopment associations. Not more than $3,500.00 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 trans- 
ferred to any other state appropriation. 

**This appropriation shall be paid to the special Franklin 
Pierce centennial committee. 

For public utilities commission: 

Salary of 3 commissioners $21,475.00 

Other personal services 100,164.82 

Current expenses 22,750.00 

Travel 8,200.00 



400 Chapter 248 1953 

Equipment 500.00 

Other expenditures — aids to 

navigation 1,800.00 



Total for public utilities commission $154,889.82 
*Less revenue $59,200.00 

Less balance 2,200.00 

61,400.00 



Net appropriation $93,489.82 



*Any revenue and balance in excess of the above estimate 
shall be available for such further expenditure as provided by 
statute. 

For racing commission: 

Salary of 3 commissioners $6,000.00 

Other personal services 29,690.00 

Current expenses 2,832.00 

Travel 3,000.00 

Equipment 250.00 



Total for racing commission $41,772.00 
Less revenue 41,772.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 



For state tax commission: 
Office of commission: 

Salary — 2 commissioners $9,358.35 

Salary of secretary 6,620.00 

Other personal services 39,870.00 

Current expenses 15,920.00 

Travel 10,000.00 

Equipment 1,000.00 



Total $82,768.35 

Municipal accounting: 

Personal services $43,625.00 

Current expenses 1,500.00 

Travel 7,000.00 

Equipment 240.00 



)53 Chapter 248 

Total 

Less revenue 


$52,365.00 
12,000.00 


Net appropriation 

Intangibles tax: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$15,201.76 

2,750.00 

250.00 

675.00 


Total 

Less revenue 


$18,876.76 
18,876.76 


Net appropriation 

Utilities tax: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$2,910.00 
100.00 
250.00 


Total 

Less revenue 


$3,260.00 
3,260.00 


Net appropriation 

Legacy and succession: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$18,555.00 

1,350.00 

50.00 


Total 

Tobacco products: 
Personal services 

Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$23,742.56 

18,675.00 

7,500.00 

300.00 



401 



40,365.00 



0.00 



0.00 



19,955.00 



Total 50,217.56 



Total for tax commission $193,305.91 



For water pollution commission: 

Personal services $35,610.00 



402 Chapter 248 1953 

Current expenses 5,050.00 

Travel 7,500.00 

Equipment 400.00 



Total $48,560.00 

New England Interstate Water Pollution 

Control Commission: 

Personal services $1,000.00 

Current expenses 1,000.00 

Travel 1,200.00 



Total 3,200.00 



Total for water pollution commission $51,760.00 



For civil defense: 

Personal services $11,375.00 

Current expenses 5,400.00 

Travel 400.00 

Equipment 20,000.00 
Other expenditures: 

Training at federal schools 1,200.00 



Total $38,375.00 

Field staff: 

Current expenses $1,600.00 

Travel 4,000.00 



Total 5,600.00 



Total for civil defense $43,975.00 



For employees retirement system: 

Personal services $18,870.00 
Current expenses 1,258.00 
Travel 400.00 
Equipment 1,200.00 
Other expenditures — normal con- 
tribution for general employees 165,000.00 



Total $186,728.00 



1953 ' Chapter 248 


403 


Less revenue 


6,800.00 


Net appropriation 


$179,928.00 


For firemen's retirement system 


$50,000.00 


For policemen's retirement system 


$59,000.00 


For teachers' retirement system: 




Personal services 


$17,590.00 


Current expenses 


1,805.00 


Travel 


800.00 


Equipment 


400.00 


Other expenditures — normal con- 




tribution 


210,479.63 


Total for teachers' retirement 


system $231,074.63 


For mental hygiene and child guidance clinics: 


Salary of director 


$7,608.17 


Other personal services 


41,814.17 


Current expenses 


4,730.00 


Travel 


1,200.00 


Equipment 


275.00 


Total 


$55,627.34 


■ Federal funds: 




Personal services 


$17,865.00 


Current expenses 


75.00 


Travel 


1,000.00 


Other expenditures 


260.00 


Total 


$19,200.00 


Less revenue 


19,200.00 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Total for mental hygiene and child 


guidance clinics 


$55,627.34 


Total net appropriation 


$14,501,817.49 



404 Chapter 248 1953 

2. Institutional Inventories. All inventories of the indus- 
trial school, Laconia state school, state hospital, state prison, 
state sanatorium, Keene teachers college, now within the con- 
trol of the comptroller, shall be transferred to the respective 
institution as of June 30, 1953, and issues therefrom shall not 
be a charge against the appropriations made herein for the 
respective institution, provided that all future purchases of 
materials and supplies for inventory accounts for said insti- 
tutions shall be a direct charge against the departmental ap- 
propriation therefor. 

3. Computation of Mileage. In the computation of reim- 
bursement for mileage travelled by members of the legislative 
council, or of special committees or commissions created by the 
1953 legislature where reimbursement for expenses is provided 
for, the rate of eight cents per mile shall be used. 

4. Lobster and Crab Fund. There is hereby appropriated 
the sum of four thousand dollars for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1954, and a like sum for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1955, for the separate fund provided for the administra- 
tion of laws relative to lobsters and crabs as set forth in section 
56-a, chapter 245, Revised Laws, as inserted by section 1, chap- 
ter 134, Laws of 1953. The governor is authorized to draw his 
warrants for the sums hereby appropriated and the same shall 
be a charge on the general funds. The appropriations made 
hereby shall not lapse but shall be used for the administration 
of the laws relative to lobsters and crabs, by the fish and gamq 
commission. 

5. Appropriation for Legislature. The supplemental appro- 
priation made for the legislature under the provisions of sec- 
tion 2, chapter 212 of the Laws of 1953, shall be a continuing 
appropriation which shall not lapse. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 18, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 249 405 

CHAPTER 249. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF CERTAIN 
DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 

1955. 

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 departments herein named, for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, to wit: A continuing appro- 
priation which shall not lapse, shall not be transferred to 
any department, institution or account, and which shall be 
for the expenses of the legislature, including $29,950.00 for 
the office of legislative assistant to the appropriations and 
finance committees, as provided by sections 33-37, chapter 9 
of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 10, Laws of 1953. 

(Salary of assistant $8,500, deputy assistant 
$5,000, other personal services $14,700, current 
expenses $850, travel $800, equipment $100.) $279,230.00 
Council of state governments 2,000.00 

Legislative council 3,000.00 



Total for legislative branch $284,230.00 



For executive branch: 
Office of governor: 

Salary of governor $10,000.00 

Other personal services 19,480.00* 

Current expenses 3,850.00 

Travel 450.00 

Equipment 100.00 



Total $33,880.00 

Contingent fund 7,500.00 

Governor's special fund 15,000.00** 



Total for governor's office $56,380.00 

Emergency fund 150,000.00 



406 Chapter 249 1953 



6 

Governor's council: 
Per diem 
Current expenses 
Travel 


Chapter 249 


$6,000.00 

300.00 

4,000.00 



Total for governor's council 10,300.00 



Total for executive branch $216,680.00 



*Salaries paid out of this appropriation shall be at levels set 
by the governor. 

**The funds appropriated under this item to be spent by the 
governor in his own and sole discretion for state purposes, in- 
cluding but not limited to participation in the activities of the 
United States Governor's Conference, the New England Con- 
ference of Governors, and the Council of State Governments, 
for which monies are not otherwise appropriated. 
For judicial branch: 

For supreme court: 

Salaries of justices $60,240.00 

Salary of clerk of court 3,380.00 

Salary of reporter 2,600.00 

Other personal services 5,080.00 

Current expenses 3,825.00 

Travel 1,800.00 

Equipment 200.00 

N. H. supreme court report 4,300.00 



Total 

Less estimated revenue 


$81,425.00 
880.00 


Net appropriation 

For superior court: 
Salary of judges 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$80,545.00 

$84,060.00 
3,150.00 
9,500.00 



Total 96,710.00 

For judicial council 900.00 
For referees and masters: 

Salary of referee 3,800.00 



1953 



Chapter 249 



407 



For probate court: 

Salaries of judges 
Salaries of registers 
Salaries of deputies 

Total 



$26,402.50 
25,320.00 
16,160.00 



67,882.50 



Total for judicial branch 

For adjutant general's department: 

Central administrative office: 
Salary of adjutant general 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 



$249,837.50 



$7,435.00 

20,897.50 

4,125.00 

450.00 



Total 




$32,907.50 


National guard: 






Personal services 


$20,245.00 




Current expenses 


16,375.00 




Travel 


1,500.00 




Equipment 


175.00 




Total 




38,295.00 


Armories: 






Personal services 


$50,977.50 




Current expenses 


92,000.00 




Travel 


100.00 




Equipment 


900.00 




Total 




143,977.50 


National guard rifle and pistol range: 






Personal services 


$1,970.00 




Current expenses 


1,425.00 




Equipment 


100.00 





Total 

Officers' uniform allowance: 

Current expenses 
State military reservation. Concord: 

Current expenses 



3,495.00 



10,000.00 



$11,300.00 



408 



Chapter 249 



1953 



Equipment 

Total 

State military reservation, Concord, 
Photostatic: 



450.00 



Personal services 


$2,730.00 


Current expenses 


600.00 


Equipment 


50.00 


Total 




State military reservation, Grenier: 




Air force base, Manchester: 




Personal services 


$6,000.00 


Current expenses 


9,410.00 


Travel 


400.00 


Equipment 


250.00 



Total 

State military reservation, Fort 
Dearborn, Rye: 

Personal services 

Current expenses 

Equipment 

Total 

State military reservation, Fort 
William and Mary, New Castle: 

Current expenses 
Drill expenses — travel 
War service recognition — current 



$3,040.00 

3,700.00 

100.00 



expenses 



11,750.00 



3,380.00 



16,060.t)0 



Total for adjutant general's department 
Less estimated revenue 

Net appropriation 

For administration and control: 
Division of budget and control: 

Salary of comptroller $6,875.00 

Salary of business supervisor 5,250.00 

Salary of farm supervisor 4,750.00 



6,840.00 



425.00 

1,000.00 

100.00 

$268,230.00 
27,665.00 

$240,565.00 



1953 Chapter 249 409 

Other personal services 5,760.00 

Current expenses 1,475.00 

Travel 1,000.00 
Other expenditures: 

State house annex sinking fund 15,000.00 

Atlantic marine fisheries 900.00 

Firemen's relief 4,000.00 

League of arts and crafts 8,000.00 



Total 




$53,010.00 


Division of accounts: 






Salary of director 


$5,500.00 




Other personal services 


41,865.00 




Current expenses 


2,200.00 




Travel 


200.00 




Total 




49,765.00 


Division of investigation of accounts: 






Personal services 


$15,727.50 




Travel 


4,800.00 




Total 




20,527.50 


Division of purchase and property: 






Salary of director 


$6,555.00 




Other personal services 


31,600.00 




Current expenses 


3,200.00 




Travel 


300.00 




Equipment 


300.00 




Total 




41,955.00 


Division of buildings and grounds: 






Personal services 


$128,687.60 




Current expenses 


62,160.00 




Total 




190,847.60 


Mailing division: 






Personal services 


$9,030.00 




Current expenses 


560.00 





Total 9,590.00 



410 Chapter 249 1953 

Printing layout: 

Personal services $2,810.00 

Less transfer credit 2,810.00 

0.00 



Net appropriation 




Surplus food distribution: 




Personal services 


$5,430.00 


Current expenses 


1,760.25 


Travel 


1,000.00 


Total 


$8,190.25 


Less revenue 


8,190.25 


Net appropriation 




Division of personnel: 




State funds: 




Salary of director 


$5,775.00 


Other personal services 


29,101.04 


Current expenses 


2,300.00 


Travel 


1,000.00 


Total 




Federal funds: 




Personal services 


$12,107.50 


Current expenses 


1,392.50 


Travel 


600.00 


Total 


$14,100.00 


Less federal revenue 


14,100.00 



0.00 



38,176.04 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Total for administration and control $403,871.14 

For department of agriculture: 
Office of commissioner: 

Salary of commissioner $5,875.00 

Other personal services 27,310.25 

Current expenses 3,975.00 

Travel 6,300.00 

Equipment 300.00 
Other expenditures: 

Feed, seed, and fertilizer services 13,500.00 



1953 Chapter 249 411 

Radio transcriptions 75.00 



Total 


$57,335.25 


Division of markets and standards: 




Bureau of markets: 




Personal services 


$25,425.00 


Current expenses 


13,975.00 


Travel 


4,500.00 


Other expenditures: 




Cooperative grant to New En; 


^land 


crop reporting service 


800.00 


Radio transcriptions 


50.00 


Total 


$44,750.00 


f Less estimated revenue and 




balance 


4,000.00 



Net appropriation 40,750.00 

fThe revenue to be applied to this appropriation shall be a 
charge against the funds accruing to the department of agri- 
culture from the fees for inspection of farm products as pro- 
vided in section 33, chapter 223, Revised Laws. 



Division of animal industry: 




Salary of state veterinarian 


$5,675.00 


Other personal services 


35,886.00 


Current expenses 


11,885.00 


Travel 


10,600.00 


Other expenditures: 




Tubercular testing 


35,000.00 


Other veterinarian service 


500.00 


Radio transcriptions 


25.00 


Fees to town clerks for checking 




mortgages 


25.00 


Indemnities for condemned 




animals 


17,000.00 


Brucellosis and vibrosis testing 


76,500.00 


Total 


$193,096.00 


Less estimated revenue 


200.00 



Net appropriation 192,896.00 



412 Chapter 249 1953 

Insect and plant disease suppression and control: 
Personal services $22,230.00 

Current expenses 1,435.00 

Travel 5,000.00 

Equipment 200.00 



Total 




28,865.00 


Milk control: 






Personal services 


$11,212.50 




Current expenses 


1,675.00 




Travel 


2,000.00 




Total 


$14,887.50 




Less estimated revenue 


14,700.00 




Net appropriation 




187.50 


Bureau of weights and measures: 






Personal services 


$19,943.50 




Current expenses 


2,300.00 




Travel 


5,600.00 




Total 


$27,843.50 




Less estimated revenue 


12,000.00 




Net appropriation 




15,843.50 


Economic poisons law: 






Current expenses 


$500.00 




Travel 


1,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Temporary and professional 






services 


1,500.00 




Total 


$3,000.00 




Less estimated revenue 


3,000.00 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


Board of veterinary examiners 




240.00 


Farm products inspection fund: 






Current expenses 


$300.00 




Travel 


500.00 





Total $800.00 



1953 Chapter 249 413 

**Less estimated revenue and 

balance 800.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

**The revenue to be applied to this appropriation shall be 
a charge against the funds accruing to the department of 
agriculture from fees for inspection of farm products as pro- 
vided in section 33, chapter 223, Revised Laws. Any revenue 
received in excess of $4,800. shall be available for said pur- 
poses as the governor and council may approve. 

Licensing of live poultry dealers $1,000.00 

Less revenue and balance 1,000.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Licensing of livestock dealers $15.00 

Less revenue and balance 15.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Tests for germination and purity of 

agricultural seeds $100.00 

Less revenue and balance 100.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Grants: f 

State soil conservation committee 100.00 

Eastern states exhibit 2,000.00 



Total for department of agriculture $338,217.25 



fThe provisions of section 8, chapter 231, of the Revised Laws 
are suspended for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955. 
For attorney general: 

Office of Attorney General: 

Salary of attorney general $8,900.00 

Salary of deputy attorney general 7,300.00 
Salaries of 3 assistant attorneys 

general 19,100.00 

Other personal services 22,440.00 

Current expenses 2,800.00 

Travel 2.200.00 



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Equipment 960.00 

Other expenditures: 

Commission on uniform state laws 400.00 



Total 




64,100.00 


ivision of charitable trusts: 






Salary of director 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


3,760.00 

4,060.00 

250.00 

150.00 




Equipment 


150.00 





Total 

Total for attorney general 
Less estimated revenue 

Net appropriation 



8,370.00 

$72,470.00 
3,000.00 

$69,470.00 



The balance of the appropriation provided by chapter 
278 of the Laws of 1951 shall not lapse but shall be available 
for expenditure by the attorney general for purposes specified 
in said chapter with respect to the primary and general elec- 
tion to take place in 1954. 



For forestry division (forestry and recreation): 



Administration : 

Salary of state forester 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 



$5,775.00 

24,960.00 

5,500.00 

1,000.00 

200.00 



Total 


$37,435.00 


District fire supervision: 




Personal services 


$58,213.14 


Current expenses 


18,192.00 


Travel 


4,500.00 


Equipment 


10,000.00 



Total 



$90,905.14 



1953 Chapter 249 

Less estimated revenue and 

balance 67,500.00 



415 



Net appropriation 23,405.14 

Lookout stations: 

Personal services 49 375 qq 

Wardens training conferences: 

Current expenses $1,500.00 

Other expenditures: 

State's share of town warden 

training 2,500.00 



Total 




4,000.00 


Prevention of fires: 






Personal services 


$5,790.00 




Current expenses 


730.00 




Equipment 


4,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






State's share of prevention bills 






with towns 


700.00 




Total 




11,220.00 


Forest fire bills to towns 




10,000.00 


White pine blister rust: 






Personal services 


$15,777.50 




Current expenses 


1,275.00 




Total 




17,052.50 


Northeastern forest fire compact: 






Current expenses 


$592.50 




Travel 


100.00 




Total 




692.50 


Nursery: 






Personal services 


$18,742.78 




Current expenses 


8,660.00 




Equipment 


1,500.00 




Total 


$28,902.78 




Less estimated revenue and 






balance 


10,500.00 





416 Chapter 249 1953 



18,402.78 



Net appropriation 




Reforestation: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$2,901.00 
470.00 
350.00 



Total 3,721.00 

Cooperative forest management: 

Personal services $12,036.00 

Current expenses 400.00 

Travel 3,800.00 

Equiprnent 50.00 



Total 16,286.00 

Forest improvement fund: 

Personal services $38,474.38 

Current expenses 2,195.00 

Travel 2,500.00 

Equipment 300.00 
Other expenditures: 

State forest operations 200.00 

State land purchase 15,000.00* 
Reimbursement of state treasury 8,000.00** 

Total $66,669.38 
Less estimated revenue and 

balance 66,669.38 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*No part of this appropriation shall be used to purchase land 
that will increase by more than five per cent the total acreage 
of land held by the forestry division at the time this act be- 
comes effective. 

**This item to be used for reimbursement of state treasury 
on account of moneys paid to towns, under the provisions of 
section 30, chapter 234, Revised Laws, for loss of taxes on real 
estate owned by the state and held by the forestry division for 
operation and development as state forest land. 



1953 Chapter 249 417 

Caroline A. Fox Research Fund: 

Personal services $6,190.00 

Current expenses 2,855.00 

Travel 800.00 

Equipment 900.00 



Total 


$10,745.00 


Less estimated revenue and 




balance 


10,745.00 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Total for forestry 


$192,089.92 


Less refunds (maintenance) 


1,006.80 


Net appropriation 


$191,083.12 


For department of health: 




Administration: state 




Salary of state health officer 


$7,995.00 


Other personal services 


22,183.75 


Current expenses 


14,800.00 


Travel 


500.00 


Total 


$45,478.75 


Less credit transfer 


3,543.75 


Net appropriation 


$41,935.00 


Administration: federal 




Personal services 


$13,960.00 


Current expenses 


7,869.58 


Travel 


1,750.00 


Total 


$23,579.58 


*Less estimated revenue 


23,579.58 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


Finance: state 




Personal services 


$15,840.00 


Current expenses 


600.00 



Total 16,440.00 



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1953 



Finance: federal 

Personal services $5,165.00 

Current expenses 1,200.00 

Travel 300.00 

Total $6,665.00 

*Less estimated revenue 6,665.00 

Net appropriation 0.00 

Health education: state 

Personal services $6,060.00 

Current expenses 1,788.00 

Total 7,848.00 

Health education: federal 

Personal services $7,280.00 

Current expenses 5,700.00 

Travel 1,200.00 

Total $14,180.00 

*Less estimated revenue 14,180.00 

Net appropriation 0.00 

Hospital services: state 



Personal services 


$18,185.90 




Current expenses 


450.00 




Travel 


2,800.00 




Equipment 


125.00 




Total 




21,560.90 


Vital statistics: state 






Personal services 


$24,720.00 




Current expenses 


500.00 




Total 


$25,220.00 




Less estimated revenue 


1,000.00 




Net appropriation 




24,220.00 


Vital statistics: federal 






Personal services 


$2,025.00 




Current expenses 


4,250.00 





1953 Chapter 249 419 

Travel 700.00 



Total $6,975.00 

*Less estimated revenue 6,975.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Public health nursing: state 

Personal services $57,032.50 

Current expenses 225.00 

Travel 1,250.00 



Total 58,507.50 

Public health nursing: federal 
Personal services $30,830.00 

Current expenses 4,150.00 

Travel 12,450.00 



Total $47,430.00 

*Less estimated revenue 47,430.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Communicable disease control: state 

Personal services $39,001.33 

Current expenses 113,300.00 

Travel 951.12 



Total 153,252.45 

Communicable disease control: federal 

Personal services $7,530.00 

Current expenses 9,893.98 

Travel 3,048.88 



Total $20,472.86 

*Less estimated revenue 20,472.86 



Net appropriation 0.00 



420 Chapter 249 1953 

Dental services: state 

Personal services $21,410.00 

Current expenses 400.00 

Travel 200.00 



Total 

Less revenue, grants 


$22,010.00 
2,480.00 




Net appropriation 

Dental services: federal 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$8,210.00 
4,400.00 
2,000.00 


19,530.00 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$14,610.00 
14,610.00 





Net appropriation 0.00 

Maternal and child health and crippled 
children's services: state 

Personal services $22,820.00 

Current expenses 33,050.00 

Travel 400.00 

Other expenditures: 

Rehabilitation of crippled 

persons 50,000.00 



Total 106,270.00 

Maternal and child health and crippled 

children's services: federal 

Personal services $20,580.00 

Current expenses 73,065.00 

Travel 1,200.00 



Total $94,845.00 

*Less estimated revenue 94,845.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Occupational health: state 

Personal services $22,350.00 

Current expenses 500.00 



1953 Chapter 249 421 

Travel 500.00 



Total 23,350.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Occupational health: federal 

Personal services $5,985.00 

Current expenses 3,000.00 

Travel 3,200.00 



Total $12,185.00 

*Less estimated revenue 12,185.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Diagnostic laboratories: state 



Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 

Other expenditures: 
Hanover branch la 


bora tor y 
federal 

evenue 


$45,422.50 

1,863.33 

680.85 

1,420.00 


Total 

Diagnostic laboratories: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$2,280.00 

5,386.67 

85.00 


Total 
*Less estimated r 


$7,751.67 
7,751.67 



49,386.68 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Food and chemistry: state 

Personal services $54,780.00 

Current expenses 2,050.00 

Travel 9,000.00 

Total 65.830.00 



422 Chapter 249 1953 

Food and chemistry: federal 
Current expenses $1,700.00 

s^^ Travel 1,300.00 



:^ Total 

*Less estimated revenue 


$3,000.00 
3,000.00 




Net appropriation 
Sanitary engineering: state 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$39,906.00 
1,600.00 
6,000.00 


0.00 


Total 
Sanitary engineering: federal 
1,) 1 Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$658.00 

1,700.00 

650.00 


47,506.00 


Total 
*Less estimated revenue 


$3,008.00 
3,008.00 




Net appropriation 

. Commission on alcoholism: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$29,110.00 

44,880.00 

1,200.00 

250.00 


0.00 


Total 

Less estimated revenue 


' $75,440.00 
4,500.00 




Net apropriation 
Merit system — training: federal 
*Less estimated revenue 


$8,952.00 
8,952.00 


70,940.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Registration in medicine: 

Personal services $1,000.00 

Current expenses 200.00 



1953 



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423 



Travel 



500.00 



Total 

Less estimated revenue 



$1,700.00 
1,700.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Total for department of health: 



State 


$706,576.53 


Federal 


$263,654.11 


Less estimated revenue 


263,654.11 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


For insurance department: 




Office of commissioner: 




Salary of commissioner 


$6,935.00 


Salary of deputy commissioner 


5,995.00 


Other personal services 


27,214.00 


Current expenses 


4,175.00 


Travel 


1,200.00 


Equipment 


. 300.00 


Total 


$45,819.00 


Rating division: 




Personal services 


$5,820.00 


Current expenses 


850.00 


Travel 


500.00 


Equipment 


50.00 


Total 


7,220.00 


Real estate division: 




Personal services 


$336.00 


Current expenses 


245.00 


Travel 


50.00 



Total 



$631.00 



424 Chapter 249 




1953 


Less revenue 


departmer 


631.00 




Net appropriation 


It 


0.00 


Total for insurance 


$53,039.00 


For bureau of labor: 






Office of commissioner: 








Salary of commissioner 




$6,115.00 




Other personal services 




7,396.00 




Current expenses 




7,260.00 




Travel 




800.00 




Equipment 




300.00 




Total 




$21,871.00 


Inspections division: 








Personal services 




$27,152.50 




Current expenses 




1,875.00 




Travel 




7,000.00 




Equipment 




300.00 




Total 




36,327.50 


Workmen's compensation 


division: 






Personal services 




$18,682.50 




Current expenses 




2,350.00 




Travel 




50.00 




Equipment 




300.00 




Total 




21,382.50 


New Hampshire Apprenti 


iceship Coi 
of labor 


mcil 


250.00 


Total for bureau 


$79,831.00 


For public welfare: 






Administration: 








Board of public welfare 




$3,000.00 




Salary of commissioner 




6,409.97 




Other personal services 




143,767.50** 


Current expenses 




27,475.00 




Travel 




4,700.00 




Equipment 




800.00 





1953 Chapter 249 425 

Other expenditures: 

Personnel division (merit 

system) 4,089.00 

Employees retirement 38,500.00 



Total $228,741.47 

**This amount includes $3,000. to he paid to department of 
attorney general for legal services. 

State services: 

Personal services $14,220.00 

Current expenses 150.00 

Travel 700.00 

Equipment 50.00 



Total 




15,120.00 


Field services: 






Personal services 


$355,190.00 




Current expenses 


39,228.00 




Travel 


31,091.00 




Equipment 


2,175.00 




Total 




427,684.00 


Blind services: 






Personal services 


$19,772.00 




Current expenses 


1,025.00 




Travel 


2,300.00 




Equipment 


150.00 




Other expenditures: 






Blind education 


24,560.00 




Sight conservation 


18,000.00 




Total 




65,807.00 


Child welfare services — federal: 






Personal services 


$48,026.88 




Travel 


8,610.00 




Other expenditures 


1,750.00 




Total 


$58,386.88 




*Less revenue 


58,386.88 





Net appropriation 0.00 



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Vocational rehabilitation 


— federal: 




Personal services 




$6,803.00 


Current expenses 




25.00 


Travel 




1,800.00 


Other expenditures 




5,000.00 


Total 


$13,628.00 


*Less revenue 




13,628.00 



1953 



Net appropriation 
Vocational rehabilitation — state: 

Case services 
Special children's fund 
John Nesmith fund 

Old age assistance 
State's share 

Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Towns and counties 
Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Federal 

*Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Aid to dependent children: 
State's share 

Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Federal 

*Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Aid to needy blind: 
State's share 

Less revenue 

Net appropriation 



0.00 

5,000.00 
5,000.00 
3.700.00 



$603,084.00 
75,000.00 



$1,016,700.00 
1,016,700.00 



$2,447,016.00 
2,447,016.00 



$828,368.88 
165,000.00 



$860,991.12 
860,991.12 



$86,896.43 
2,500.00 



528.084.00 



0.00 



0.00 



663,368.88 



0.00 



84,396.43 



1953 Chapter 249 427 

Federal $114,505.57 

*Less revenue 114,505.57 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to totally and permanently disabled: 

State's share 23,451.36 

Towns and counties $55,524.00 

Less revenue 55,524.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with the approval 
of the governor and council for said purposes. 

Old age assistance to aliens: 

Towns and counties $85,406.51 

Less revenue 85,406.51 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $189,145.99 

*Less revenue 189,145.99 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Medical pools: 

Old age assistance: 

State's share 354,120.00 

Towns and counties $195,000.00 

Less revenue 195,000.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $230,880.00 

*Less revenue 230,880.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to dependent children: 

State's share 170,488.80 

Federal $23,911.20 

*Less revenue 23,911.20 



Net appropriation 0.00 



428 Chapter 249 1953 

Aid to needy blind: 

State's share 23,615.28 

Federal $7,704.22 

*Less revenue 7,704.22 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Aid to totally and permanently disabled: 

State's share 15,984.00 

Towns and counties $12,600.00 

Less revenue 12,600.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $7,416.00 

*Less revenue 7,416.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Old age assistance to aliens: 

Towns and counties $41,473.00 

Less revenue 41,473.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Federal $25,527.00 

*Less revenue 25,527.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 

*This amount available for expenditure only if funds are 
available as a federal grant. If the federal grant exceeds the 
above estimate such excess may be expended with approval of 
the governor and council for said purposes. 

For the period ending June 30, 1955, the share which 
a county or town must reimburse the state for aid to totally 
and permanently disabled persons for which such county or 
town is liable shall be thirty-five per cent. Provisions of law 
inconsistent with the provision hereof are hereby suspended 
until June 30, 1955. 



Total for public welfare $2,614,561.22 

Less transfer re administration 

from federal grant 215,000.00 



1953 Chapter 249 429 

Less balance 1,015,000.00 

1,230,000.00 



Net appropriation $1,384,561.22 



For recreation division (forestry and recreation): 

Personal services $498,083.91 

Current expenses 164,734.00 

Travel 8,300.00 

Equipment 20,000.00 
Other expenditures: 

Employees retirement 6,454.55 

Prison program 8,000.00 

Bonds, principal and interest 44,095.00 



Total $749,667.46 

Less revenue and balance 749,667.46 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Any increase in salaries for this department, granted by 
the general court, shall be a charge against the revenue of the 
state recreational fund. 

In this appropriation any revenue in excess of the estimate 
and salary increase, if any, shall be available for such further 
expenditures as the governor and council shall approve. 
For secretary of state: 

Office of secretary: 

Salary of secretary $6,615.00 

Salary of deputy secretary 5,055.00 

Other personal services 24,952.67 

Current expenses 2,300.00 

Travel 750.00 



Total $39,672.67 

Elections: 

Personal services $5,500.00 

Current expenses 43,800.00 

Travel 500.00 

Total 49,800.00 



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Photostat division: 



Personal services 


$3,250.00 


Current expenses 


2,200.00 


Equipment 


80.00 


Total 


5,530.00 


Total for secretary of state 


$95,002.67 


For state library: 




Administration: 




Salary of librarian 


$5,060.00 


Salary of assistant librarian 


4,120.00 


Other personal services 


72,650.00 


Current expenses 


6,725.00 


Travel 


600.00 


Equipment 


17,000.00 


Total 


$106,155.00 


Extension: 




Current expenses 


$3,530.00 


Travel 


2,500.00 


Equipment 


11,000.00 


Other expenditures: 




Summer institute 


300.00 


Total 


17,330.00 


State aid — books and supplies 


1,500.00 


Total for state library 


$124,985.00 


For state treasury: 




Office of the treasurer: 




Salary of treasurer 


$6,085.00 


Salary of deputy 


4,017.00 


Other personal services 


50,821.17 


Current expenses 


12,933.50 


Travel 


450.00 


Equipment 


500.00 


*Other expenditures — audit 


1,500.00 


Total 


$76,306.67 



1953 Chapter 249 431 

*The legislative budget assistant shall designate a certified 
public accountant, not employed in state service, to make the 
annual audit of the state treasury and said legislative budget 
assistant may accept the findings and report of said certified 
public accountant as fulfilling the provisions of section 12a, 
chapter 23, of the Revised Laws, whereby the said legislative 
budget assistant is required to audit the accounts of the state 
treasurer. 

Highway division: 

Personal services $8,722.50 

Current expenses 5,240.00 



Total $13,962.50 

Less transfer from highway 

fund 13,962.50 



Net appropriation 


0.00 


Bounties 


6,000.00 


Trust funds 


37,095.27 


Total for state treasurer 


$119,401.94 


For industrial school: 




Administration: 




Salary of superintendent 


$5,875.00 


Other personal services 


17,526.83 


Current expenses 


3,420.00 


Travel 


900.00 


Total 


$27,721.83 


Instruction: 




Personal services 


$24,470.00 


Current expenses 


1,200.00 


Equipment 


200.00 


Total 


25,870.00 


Custodial care: 




Personal services 


$111,610.00 


Current expenses 


46,885.00* 


Equipment 


1,500.00 


Total 


159,995.00 



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*In this appropriation $24,400.00 shall be for products used 
iTom the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

Auxiliary to custodial care: 

Personal services $2,200.00 



Current expenses 

Travel 

Equipment 



50.00 
200.00 
100.00 



Total 2,550.00 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $8,560.00 

Current expenses 25,155.00 

Equipment 300.00 



Total 34,015.00 

Maintenance of plant: 

Personal services $16,950.00 

Current expenses 4,934.00 

Equipment 315.00 



Total 22.199.00 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $9,320.00 

Current expenses 19,285.00 

Equipment 600.00 

Total $29,205.00 

Less credit transfer $24,400.00 
Less revenue 6,600.00 



31,000.00 



Net appropriation 

Boys' and girls' benefit fund: 
Current expenses 

Parole: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 



- 


-1,795.00 




3,800.00 


$14,790.00 

200.00 

1,900.00 

50.00 





1953 



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Total 


433 
16,940.00 


Total for industrial school 
2ss revenue 


$291,295.83 
10,500.00 


Net appropriation 


$280,795.83 



For Laconia state school: 
Administration: 

Salary of superintendent 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 



$5,975.00 

26,950.00 

1,922.00 

1,300.00 

125.00 



Total 


$36,272.00 


Professional care and treatment: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$249,717.50 

4,760.00 

300.00 

250.00 


Total 


255,027.50 


Custodial care: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$79,825.00 
194,971.00* 
25.00 
2,000.00 



Total 276,821.00 

*In this appropriation, $101,200.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $28,060.00 

Current expenses 58,365.00 



Total 



86,425.00 



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Maintenance of plant: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Other expenditures: 

Care of grounds, snow removal, 
etc. 

Total 



$17,100.00 
14,385.00 



20,000.00^ 



51,485.00 

**In this appropriation $20,000.00 shall be for supplies, work 
and services received from the institution's farm. No part of 
this amount shall be transferred to any other appropriation. 



Agriculture: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 

Total 

Less transfer 

credits 
Less revenue 



$58,392.50 

56,050.00 

25.00 

1,000.00 

$115,467.50 



$121,200.00 
14,000.00 



135,200.00 



Net reduction 

Total for Laconia state school 
Less refunds (maintenance) 

Net appropriation 



For prison industries: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 



Total 
*Less estimated revenue 

Net appropriation 



—19,732.50 

$686,298.00 
27,500.00 

$658,798.00 



$62,847.34 

144,210.00 

300.00 

12,000.00 

$219,357.34 
219,357.34 



0.00 



*In the above appropriation any revenue in excess of the esti- 



1953 Chapter 249 435 

mate shall be available for such further expenditures as the 

governor and council shall approve. 

For soldiers' home: 

Office of the commandant: 

Personal services $7,093.73 

Current expenses 485.00 

Travel 50.00 



Total $7,628.73 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $16,622.38 

Current expenses 1.275.00 

Equipment 200.00 



Total 18,097.38 

Professional care and treatment: 

Personal services 14,390.00 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services 15,050.00 

Operation and maintenance (federal) 

Current expenses $19,275.00 

Other expenditures 1,470.00 



Total $20,745.00 

Less revenue and balance 20,745.00 



Total 0.00 



Total for soldiers' home $55,166.11 

Less refunds (maintenance) 2,700.00 



Net appropriation $52,466.11 



For state hospital: 
Administration: 

Personal services $91,445.48 

Current expenses 23,563.00 

Travel 2,300.00 

Equipment 250.00 

Other expenditures 205.00 

Total $117,763.48 



436 Chapter 249 1953 

Professional care and treatment: 

Personal services $ 1 ,5 1 7,925.48 

Current expenses 57,909.00 

Travel 4,200.00 

Equipment 6,300.00 



Total 1,586,334.48 
Custodial care: 

Personal services $420,350.26 

Current expenses 637,534.08* 

Travel 75.00 

Equipment 12,000.00 



Total 1,069,959.34 

*In this appropriation $155,500.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services $136,482.72 

Current expenses 224,142.38 

Travel 100.00 

Equipment 5,191.00 



Total 365,916.10 

Maintenance of plant: 

Personal services $132,266.99 

Current expenses 66,333.05 

Equipment 1,700.00 



Total 200,300.04 



Agriculture: 



Personal services $47,179.67 

Current expenses 78,083.00 

Travel 50.00 

Equipment 2,764.00 



Total $128,076.67 

Less transfer credit $155,500 
Less revenue 4,000 

159,500.00 



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Net reduction 



Total for state hospital 
Less refunds (maintenance) 

Net appropriation 

For state prison: 
Administration: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 

Total 

Instruction: 

Personal services 

Custodial care: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 
Custody of certain inmates 

Total 



437 

—31,423.33 

$3,308,850.11 
82,000.00 

$3,226,850.11 



$17,966.70 

1,145.00 

1,000.00 

135.00 



$20,246.70 



3,440.00 



$143,754.64 
86,670.00* 
562.25 
5,000.00** 



235,977.89 



*In this appropriation $22,800.00 shall be for products used 
from the institutions' farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation. 

**This appropriation shall be available for the custody of 
unmanageable inmates in out-of-state institutions or federal 
penitentiaries when no suitable institutions exist in New 
Hampshire. Any payments out of this appropriation shall be 
made with the approval of the governor and council. This fund 
may also be used for such inmates who have been sent to such 
out-of-state institutions from the Laconia state school, the 
industrial school and the state hospital. 



Auxiliary to prison care and custody: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Other expenditures — awards 



$9,400.00 
4,000.00 
1,800.00 



438 Chapter 249 1953 

Total 15,200.00 

Operation of plant: 

Personal services 13,790.00 

Maintenance of plant: 

- Current expenses $10,302.00 

Other expenditures: 

Tarring driveway 250.00 



Total 10,552.00 

Agriculture: 

Personal services $11,370.00 

Current expenses 27,725.00 

Equipment 1,100.00 
Other expenditures: 

Rent of land 300.00 



Total $40,495.00 

Less revenue credit $22,800.00 
Less revenue 16,753.00 

■ 39,553.00 



Net appropriation 942.00 

Parole: 

Personal services $17,227.50 
Current expenses 1,150.00 

Travel 3,000.00 

Equipment 175.00 



Total 21,552.50 



Total for state prison $321,701.09 

Less revenue $2,275.00 

Less refunds (maintenance) 1,934.00 

Less transfer from prison 

industries 12,000.00 

16,209.00 



Net appropriation $305,492.09 



1953 Chapter 249 439 

For state sanatorium: 
Administration: 

Personal services $17,220.00 

Current expenses 1,670.00 

Travel 1,350.00 



Total $20,240.00 

Professional care and treatment: 

Personal services $81,575.00 

Current expenses 15,470.00 

Equipment 2,000.00 



Total 99,045.00 

Custodial care: 

Personal services $51,417.50 

Current expenses 47,125.00* 

Equipment 350.00 



Total 98,892.50 

*In this appropriation $13,300.00 shall be for products used 
from the institution's farm. No part of this amount shall be 
transferred to any other appropriation 

Operation of plant: 



Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$36,915.00 

21,760.00 

1,400.00 




Total 




60,075.00 


Maintenance of plant: 






Personal services 
Current expenses 


$1,200.00 
2,550.00 




Total 




3,750.00 


Agriculture: 






Personal services 
Current expenses 
Equipment 


$9,415.00 
5,990.00 
1,355.00 





Total $16,760.00 



440 Chapter 249 1953 



Less transfer credit $13,300.00 
Less revenue 3,700.00 



17,000.00 



Net reduction — 240.00 



Total for state sanatorium $281,762.50 

Less refunds (maintenance) 14,500.00 



Net appropriation $267,262.50 



For University of New Hampshire: 
University of New Hampshire 

fund $1,770,268.72 

Extension work in counties 72,000.00 



Total for University of New H; 
shire 


amp- 

$1,842,268.72 


For board of accountancy: 
Less revenue 


$700.00 
700.00 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


For barbers' board: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,500.00 

765.00 

1,840.00 




Total 

Less revenue, after transfer of 

$1,395.00 to department of 

health 


$4,105.00 
4.105.00 




Net appropriation 




0.00 


For board of chiropody: 

Personal services / 
Current expenses 


$135.00 
25.50 





Total $160.50 



1953 Chapter 249 441 

Less revenue and balance 160.50 



Net appropriation 




0.00 


For chiropractic examiners: 






Personal services 


$700.00 




Current expenses 


300.00 




Travel 


500.00 

« 




Total for chiropractic examiners 


$1,500.00 


For board of education: 






Administration: 






Salary of commissioner 


$8,875.00 




Other personal services 


98,282.40 




Current expenses 


15,000.00 




Travel 


7,500.00 




Equipment 


1,200.00 




Other expenditures: 






Rentals (I.B.M.) 


1,100.00 




Rev. of state courses of study 


1,000.00 




Total 


$132,957.40 


Foundation aid: 






Transportation 


$7,000.00 




State aid to school districts 


900,000.00 




Total 




907,000.00 


State-wide supervision: 






Personal services (net) 


$158,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Superintendents conference 


2,000.00 




Total 




160,000.00 


Smith-Hughes (state): 






Personal services 


$6,855.00 




Current expenses 


200.00 




Travel 


1,000.00 





Total 8,055.00 



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Smith-Hughes (federal): 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Other expenditures: 

Reimbursement for salaries and 
travel of teachers 

Total 

Less revenue 

Net appropriation 
Vocational rehabilitation (state) 



$6,855.00 

200.00 

1,000.00 



$24,080.44 

32,135.44 
32,135.44 



0.00 



Current expenses 




$22,200.00 


Travel 




500.00 


Equipment 




600.00 


Total 


23,300.00 


/ocational rehabilitation 


(federal) 




Personal services 


^ 


$18,749.40 


Current expenses 




26,623.00 


Travel 




3,000.00 


Equipment 




800.00 


* 

Total 


$49,172.40 


Less revenue 




49,172.40 



Net appropriation 
George-Barden (state): 
Personal services 

Current expenses 
Travel 



$8,652.85 

200.00 

1,500.00 



0.00 



Total 




George-Barden (federal): 




Personal services 


$8,652.85 


Current expenses 


200.00 


Travel 


2,000.00 


Other expenditures: 




Reimbursement for salaries and 




travel of teachers 


117,700.99 



10,352.85 



1953 Chapter 249 443 

Total $128,553.84 

Less revenue 128,553.84 



Net appropriation 0.00 

N. H. technical institutes — Manchester: 

Personal services $107,192.50 

Current expenses 24,600.00 

Travel 350.00 

Equipment 7,500.00 



Total 139,642.50 

N. H. technical institutes — Portsmouth: 

Personal services $59,492.50 

Current expenses 19,925.00 

Travel 550.00 

Equipment 5,000.00 



Total 84,967.50 

N. H. technical institutes (Concord office): 

Personal services $10,370.00 

Current expenses 1,590.00 

Travel 900.00 

Equipment 200.00 



Total 13,060.00 

On-the-job training for veterans (state): 

Current expenses $1,790.00 

Equipment 150.00 



Total 1,940.00 

On-the-job training for veterans (federal): 

Personal services $11,610.00 

Travel 1,667.76 



Total $13,277.76 

Less revenue 13,277.76 



Net appropriation 0.00 

Area vocational schools: 

Personal services $2,730.00 



444 Chapter 249 1953 

Current expenses 300.00 

Travel 200.00 
Other expenditures: 

Reimbursement to school districts 46,670.00 



Total 




49,900.00 


School lunch program: 






Personal services 


$10,672.50 




Current expenses 


1,000.00 




Travel 


1,100.00 




Equipment 


150.00 




Total 




12,922.50 


Education of the deaf: 






Current expenses 


$48,000.00 




Travel 


450.00 




Equipment 


300.00 




Total 




48,750.00 


Keene teachers college: 






Personal services 


$375,083.00 




Current expenses 


132,610.00 




Travel 


5,000.00 




Equipment 


20,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Scholarships 


22,500.00* 




Total 




555,193.00 


Plymouth teachers college: 






Personal services 


$334,650.00 




Current expenses 


106,500.00 




Travel 


2,500.00 




Equipment 


9,000.00 




Other expenditures: 






Scholarships 


13,500.00* 





Total 466,150.00 

*It shall be a condition precedent to granting a scholarship 
to a person attending the teachers college that said person 
shall sign an agreement that after graduation he will teach 
in the state for as many years as he was the recipient of said 



1953 Chapter 249 445 

scholarship and that if he shall not so teach for the required 
number of years he will reimburse the state for the amount 
of scholarship aid he received. 

Scholarships — world war orphans 
(As provided by chapter 196, Laws 
of 1945, as amended) 2.700.00 

Board of nurse examiners: 

Personal services $9,920.00 

Current expenses 1,975.00 

Travel 450.00 



Total $12,345.00 

Less revenue and balance 12,345.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 



Total for board of education $2,616,890.75 

Less revenue 760,725.00 



Net appropriation $1,856,165.75 



In addition to the above appropriation said department 
shall receive for disbursement any excess over estimates in 
the income of the teachers colleges' dormitories and practice 
schools, revenue from tuitions received by the Manchester 
and Portsmouth state trade schools, and the sums paid by 
school districts for the salaries of superintendents under sec- 
tion 44, chapter 135 of the Revised Laws. No nursery school 
program shall be allowed at either Keene or Plymouth teach- 
ers colleges, and no funds out of this appropriation or any other 
available funds shall be used for this purpose. 
For board of fire control: 

Personal services $14,810.00 

Current expenses 2,400.00 

Travel 3,000.00 



Total for board of fire control $20,210.00 



For board of hairdressers: 

Personal services $1,500.00 

Current expenses 780.00 



446 Chapter 249 1953 

Travel 2,621.25 



Total $4,901.25 

Less revenue, after transfer of 
$2,148.75 to department of 
health 4,901.25 



Net appropriation 


0.00 


For board of optometry: 

Personal services $450.00 
Current expenses 200.00 
Travel 150.00 




Total for board of optometry 


$800.00 


For board of probation: 

Salary of director $5,495.00 
Other personal services 104,123.64 
Current expenses 7,565.00 
Travel 14,500.00 
Equipment 200.00 




Total for board of probation $131,883.64 



For public works division of department 
public works and highways: 

Personal services $63,030.00 

Current expenses 8,900.00 

Travel 4,600.00 

Equipment 2,905.00 



Total $79,435.00 

Less estimated revenue from 

direct and overhead charges 

to projects 47,185.00 



Net appropriation $32,250.00 



For veterans' council: 

Personal services $9,600.00 



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447 



Current expenses ' 735.00 

Travel 2,800.00 

Other expenditures — veterans burials 7,500.00 



Total for veterans' council 




$20,635.00 


For water resources board: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 
Stream flow gauging 


$28,300.00 

1,450.00 

1,900.00 

450.00 

10,350.00 




Total for water resources 

board 
Less transfer from highway 
*Less transfer from Pittsburg 
project 


$42,450.00 
2,750.00 

5,000.00 




Net appropriation 




$34,700.00 


*Transferred by vote of the directors. 

For aeronautics commission: 
Salary of director 
Other personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 
Equipment 


$5,495.00 

10,740.00 

1,995.00 

1,400.00 

100.00 




Total 

Less revenue 


$19,820.00 
5,200.00 




Net appropriation 

*Airways toll fund 

Less transfers and balance 


$6,000.00 
6,000.00 


$14,620.00 


Net appropriation 


ission 


0.00 


Total for aeronautics comm 


$14,620.00 



Expenditures shall not exceed existing balances plus revenue. 



448 Chapter 249 1953 

For bank commissioner: 

Salary of commissioner $7,030.00 

Salary of deputies 10,290.00 

Other personal services 45,145.00 

Current expenses 4,943.00 

Travel 9,700.00 

Equipment 500.00 



Total for bank commissioner $77,608.00 
**Less revenue 70,000.00 



Net appropriation $7,608.00 



**The bank commissioner shall collect from the institutions, 
the condition and management of which the bank commis- 
sioner is required to examine under the provisions of section 
8 of chapter 307, of the Revised Laws as the total cost of such 
examination, the sum of $70,000. annually and each such in- 
stitution shall pay to the state annually within thirty days 
after receipt by it of notice of assessment, such proportion of 
the total sum collectible hereunder as its assets bear to the 
total assets of all such institutions as shown by the reports of 
the bank commissioner as of the thirtieth of June preceding 
such payments. Sums collected under the provisions hereof 
shall be credited to the appropriation for the bank commis- 
sioner. 

For cancer commission: 

Personal services $23,680.00 

Current expenses 78,125.00 

Travel 1,250.00 

Equipment 170.00 



Total for cancer commission $103,225.00 
Less estimated revenue 14,000.00 



Net appropriation $89,225.00 



For liquor commission: 
Liquor administration: 

Salary of 3 commissioners i/C $9,840.00 

Other personal services 80,381.62 



1953 Chapter 249 449 

Current expenses 23,575.00 

Travel 2,500.00 
Equipment 800.00 

Other expenditures — retirement 5,000.00 



Total 


$122,096.62 


Beer administration: 




Salary of 3 commissioners 1/9 


$9,840.00 


Other personal services 


71,831.09 


Current expenses 


9,900.00 


Travel 


26,500.00 


Equipment 


800.00 


Other expenditures — retirement 


4,800.00 


Total 


123,671.09 


Liquor enforcement: 




Personal services 


$16,135.25 


Current expenses 


150.00 


Travel 


6,500.00 


Other expenditures — retirement 


1,000.00 



Total 23,785.25 

Stores operation: 

Personal services $522,866.15 

Current expenses 183,000.00 

Travel 8,400.00 

Equipment 8,000.00 

Other expenditures — retirement 31,000.00 



Total 753,266.15 

Warehouse: 

Personal services $63,313.50 

Current expenses 17,350.00 

Travel 25.00 

Equipment 2,000.00 

Other expenditures — retirement 3,800.00 



Total 86,488.50 



Total for liquor commission $1,109,307.61 



450 Chapter 
Less revenue 


249 


1953 
1,109,307.61 


Net appropriation 


0.00 


For pharmacy commission: 
Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 


$1,800.00 
575.00 
800.00 



Total for pharmacy commission $3,175.00 



For planning and development commission: 

Personal services $109,760.77 

Current expenses 95,790.00 

Travel 10,850.00 

Equipment 1,275.00 

Other expenditures: 

Regional associations* 21,000.00 

Eastern states exposition 8,000.00 

Cooperative program with engineering 
experiment station — U.N.H. 5,000.00 



Total for planning and development 

commission $251,675.77 

Less revenue 1,200.00 



Net appropriation $250,475.77 



*This appropriation shall be administered by the state plan- 
ning and development commission for the aid of regional 
development associations. Not more than $3,500.00 may be 
allotted by the commission to any one regional association 
Avhose 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. 

For public utilities commission: 

Salary of 3 commissioners $21,675.00 

Other personal services 101,290.00 

Current expenses 22,750.00 

Travel 8,200.00 



1953 Chapter 249 451 

Equipment 700.00 

Other expenditures — aids to navi- 
gation L800.00 



Total for public utilities 

commission $156,415.00 

*Less revenue 59,200.00 



Net appropriation $97,215.00 



*Any revenue and balance in excess of the above estimate 

shall be available for such further expenditure as provided 
by statute. 

For racing commission: 

Salary of 3 commissioners $6,000.00 

Other personal services 29,690.00 

Current expenses 2,532.00 

Travel 3,000.00 

Equipment 250.00 



Total for racing commission $41,472.00 

Less revenue 41,472.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 



For state tax commission: 
Office of commission: 

Salary — 2 commissioners $9,508.35 

Salary of secretary 6,620.00 

Other personal services 40,470.00 

Current expenses 13,420.00 

Travel 10,000.00 

Equipment 500.00 

Total $80,518.35 

Municipal accounting: 

Personal services $44,877.50 

Current expenses 1,500.00 

Travel $7,000.00 

Equipment 325.00 



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Total $53,702.50 



Less revenue 



Net appropriation 



Net appropriation 

Utilities tax: 

Personal services 
Current expenses 



Equipment 
Total 



12,000.00 



41,702.50 



Intangibles tax: ^15 910 00 

Personal services 5>lJ,^lU-^|^ 

Current expenses -'!^?*?? 
Travel 



250.00 



Total $18,210.00 

Less revenue 18,210.00 



$3,030.00 
100.00 



Total ^3,130.00 

Less revenue 3,130.00 

Net appropriation 

Legacy and succession: 

Personal services $18,710.00 

Current expenses ^50.00 

Suipment ^50.00 



Total 

Tobacco products: 

Personal services $24,423.30 

Current expenses 18,675.00 

Travel 7,500.00 



0.00 



0.00 



20,460.00 



50,898.30 



Total for tax commission $193,579.15 

For water pollution commission: 

Personal services ^^^'^^^-^^ 

Current expenses 5,050.00 



1953 





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453 


Travel 




7,500.00 


Equipment 


- 


400.00 


Total 


$48,920.00 



New England Interstate Water Pollution 

Control commission: 

Personal services $1,000.00 

Current expenses 1,000.00 

Travel 1,200.00 



Total 3,200.00 



Total for water pollution commission $52,120.00 



For civil defense: 

Personal services $11,705.00 

Current expenses 5,050.00 

Travel ' 400.00 

Equipment 20,000.00 
Other expenditures: 

Training at federal school. 1,200.00 



Total $38,355.00 

Field staff: 

Current expenses $1,600.00 

Travel 4,000.00 



Total 5,600.00 



Total for civil defense $43,955.00 



For employees retirement system: 

Personal services $18,870.00 

Current expenses 1,348.00 

Travel 400.00 

Other expenditures — normal contribution 
for general employees 165,000.00 



Total $186,618.00 

Less revenue 6,800.00 



Net appropriation $179,818.00 



454 Chapter 249 - 1953 

For firemen's retirement system $50,000.00 



For policemen's retirement system $59,000.00 



r teachers' retirement 


system: 




Personal services 
Current expenses 
Travel 




$17,710.00 

1,805.00 

800.00 


Equipment 
Other expenditures 
contribution 


— normal 


200.00 
221,481.71 



Total for teachers' retirement system $241,996.71 
For mental hygiene and child guidance clinics: 



Salary of director. 


$7,620.00 


Other personal services 


42,756.84 


Current expenses 


4,930.00 


Travel 


1,500.00 


Equipment 


250.00 


Total 


$57,056.84 


Federal funds: 




Personal services 


$17,865.00 


Current expenses 


75.00 


Travel 


1,000.00 


Other expenditures 


260.00 


Total 


$19,200.00 


Less revenue 


19,200.00 



Net appropriation 0.00 



Total for mental hygiene and child 

guidance clinics $57,056.84 



Total net appropriation $14,629,273.59 



2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1954. 
[Approved June 18. 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 250, 251 455 

CHAPTER 250. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPUTATION OF MILEAGE ALLOW- 
ANCES FOR LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS FROM CERTAIN TOWNS. 

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

1. Changes in Mileage. The following changes shall be 
made in chapter 301 of the Laws of 1949 with relation to 
mileage allowances: 

I. Rockingham county, Northwood 23 miles 

II. Carroll county, Ossipee 76 miles 

III. Merrimack county, Warner 28 miles 

Concord, Ward 8 . . . . 4 miles 

IV. Grafton county, Easton 100 miles. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of January 7, 
1953, and shall expire on the last Wednesday of December. 
1954. 

[Approved June 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 251. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE 
NASHUA MUNICIPAL COURT. 

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

1. Nashua Municipal Court. Amend paragraph I of sec- 
tion 31 of chapter 377 of the Revised Laws as amended by 
chapter 232 of the Laws of 1947, chapters 73 and 213, Laws 
of 1953 and by section 2 of an act of the 1953 session relative 
to salaries of the justices of the municipal courts of Berlin 
and Franklin, by striking out the words "Nashua two thou- 
sand eight hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words, 
Nashua three thousand, so that said paragraph as amended 
shall read as follows: 

I. Salaries of Justices. Salaries of justices of municipal 
courts shall be paid from the treasury of the city or town in 



456 Chapter 251 1953 

which such courts are located, may be paid quarterly or month- 
ly, and shall be in the following sums per annum: 

In Manchester, four thousand six hundred dollars; 

In Nashua, three thousand dollars; 

In Concord, three thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Dover, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Laconia, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Keene, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Claremont, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Berlin, twenty-two hundred dollars; 

In Rochester, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Lebanon, one thousand five hundred dollars; 

In Newport, nine hundred dollars; 

In Derry, nine hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, one thousand two hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, eight hundred dollars; 

In Somersworth, eight hundred dollars; 

In Littleton, eight hundred dollars; 

In Milford, six hundred dollars; 

2. Associate Justice. Amend section 4 of chapter 377 of 
the Revised Laws as amended by chapters 179 and 260 of the 
Laws of 1947, chapters 26, 105 and 213 of the Laws of 1953, 
and by section 1 of an act of the 1953 session relative to salaries 
of the justices of the municipal courts of Berlin and Franklin, 
by striking out the words "Nashua fifteen hundred" and insert- 
ing in place thereof, Nashua seventeen hundred, so that said 
section is amended to read as follows: 4. Compensation of 
Special Justices. The special justice and justice of the peace 
requested to sit owing to the disqualifications of the justice 
and special justice shall be paid, from the treasury of the city or 
town wherein said court is located, ten dollars a day for each 
day or part thereof that he shall serve in said capacity, provided 
that the annual salaries of the special justices of the municipal 
courts of the following cities and town shall be as follows, of 
Manchester two thousand dollars, of Nashua seventeen hundred 
dollars, of Dover two hundred dollars, of Concord one thousand 
dollars, of Portsmouth four hundred dollars, of Laconia two 
hundred dollars and of Hampton one hundred and fifty dollars, 
to be paid by said cities and town, respectively, quarterly, and 
shall be in lieu of any other compensation or fees to such 
justices; provided, further, that the special justice of the muni- 



1953 Chapter 252 457 

cipal court of Berlin shall be paid from the treasury of the 
city six hundred dollars per annum. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 18. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF PLEASURE-CAR T^ PE 
MOTOR VEHICLES, OF ANTIQUE MOTOR CARS AND OF DRIVER TRAIN- 
ING VEHICLES. 

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

1. Pleasure Cars. Amend section 1 of chapter 118 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by chapter 48 of the Laws of 1945, 
section 2, chapter 107, section 7, chapter 177, and section 1, 
chapter 273 of the Laws of 1947 by inserting after paragraph 
II the following new paragraph: Il-a. For every motor vehicle 
of the pleasure-car type not used commercially, the following 
rates based on the gross weight of the vehicle and load: All 
such vehicles and load not exceeding thirty-five hundred 
pounds, twelve dollars; exceeding thirty-five hundred and not 
exceeding forty-two hundred pounds, fifteen dollars and fifty 
cents; exceeding forty-two hundred and not exceeding five 
thousand pounds, nineteen dollars and fifty cents; exceeding 
five thousand and not exceeding six thousand pounds, twenty- 
-five dollars; exceeding six thousand and not exceeding eight 
thousand pounds, fifty cents per hundred pounds; exceeding 
eight thousand pounds, sixty cents per hundred pounds. 

2. Antique Motor Cars. Amend section 1 of chapter 118 
of the Revised Laws by inserting after paragraph XIV as in- 
serted by section 2, chapter 144 of the Laws of 1951 the fol- 
lowing new paragraph: XV. For antique motor cars five 
dollars. The provisions of paragraph III hereof, shall not apply 
to an antique motor car. 

3. Motor Vehicle Definition. Amend section 1 of chapter 
115 of the Revised Laws by inserting after paragraph XXXIV 
the following new paragraph. XXXV. "Antique motor car" 



458 Chapter 252 1953 

is any motor vehicle over twenty-five years old which is main- 
tained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades 
and other functions of public interest and which is not used 
primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods. 

4. Student Driver Training Vehicles. Amend section 1 1 , 
chapter 118, Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 84, Laws 
of 1947, by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 11. Public Ownership. Motor vehicles 
owned and operated by the state, or by any county, city, town, 
or school district, or by any volunteer fire department, or by 
any public or private educational institution used for the 
purpose of student driver training, shall be exempt from regis- 
tration fees but shall be registered as any other motor vehicles 
are. 

5. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Amend section 11-a, 
chapter 118, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 4, Laws of 
1945, by striking out the words "or town" in the fifth line and 
inserting in place thereof the words, town, school district, 
volunteer fire department, or public or private educational 
institution used for the purpose of student driver training, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 11-a. Rules 
and Regulations. The commissioner of motor vehicles shall 
have the authority to prescribe special rules and regulations 
relative to registration of motor vehicles owned and operated 
by the government of the United States, the state, or by any 
county, city, town, school district, volunteer fire department, 
or public or private educational institution used for the pur- 
pose of student driver training, and may issue permanent 
number plates for such vehicles. Said vehicles displaying said 
number plates shall be deemed to be properly registered under 
the provisions of this title and may be operated upon the high- 
ways of the state without further registration or subsequent 
number plates. 

6. Registration Fees. Amend paragraph III of section 1 
of chapter 118 of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 
273 of the Laws of 1947 by striking out the word "paragraph" 
in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof the words, 
paragraphs Ha and; further amend by striking out the word 
"ten" in the seventeenth line and inserting in place thereof 
the word, twelve, so that said paragraph as amended shall read 
as follows: III. For each motor vehicle, farm truck or tractor, 



1953 Chapter 253 459 

including trailers and semi-trailers equipped with pneumatic 
tires, except motor cycles and motor cycle sidecars, and except 
as provided in paragraphs Il-a and IV, the following rates 
based on the gross weight of the vehicle and load: All vehicles 
and load not exceeding four thousand pounds, thirty-five cents 
per hundred pounds; exceeding four thousand and not exceed- 
ing six thousand pounds, forty-five cents per hundred pounds; 
exceeding six thousand pounds and not exceeding eight thou- 
sand pounds, fifty cents per hundred pounds; exceeding eight 
thousand pounds, sixty cents per hundred pounds. For all 
vehicles equipped with hard rubber tires the sum of twenty 
cents per hundred pounds shall be added to the above rates. 
For all vehicles equipped with iron, steel or other hard tires 
the sum of forty cents per hundred pounds shall be added to 
the above rates; provided that the minimum fee as provided 
herein shall be twelve dollars for passenger vehicles and fifteen 
dollars for trucks. Equipment mounted on trucks of which 
the equipment is an integral part of the unit shall be registered 
at one-third of the above rates. Cement mixers, saw rigs and air 
compressors towed by motor vehicles shall pay one-tenth of 
the above rates except when towed exclusively within the 
limits of a single city or town, in which case no fees for registra- 
tion shall be collected. In the registration of any tractor to 
be used in combination with a semi-trailer, the gross weight 
shall include the weight of such tractor, the weight of the 
heaviest semi-trailer to be used therewith, and the weight of 
the maximum load to be carried thereby, and separate registra- 
tion certificates and plates shall be provided for the tractor 
and the semi-trailer. For the registration of each additional or 
extra semi-trailer the fee shall be twenty-five dollars. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect April 1, 1954. 
[Approved June 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IN STATE 

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND AS TO AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC 

WORKS AND HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT. 

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



460 Chapter 253 1953 

1. State Contracts. Amend paragraphs I and II of section 
13 of chapter 90-A of the Revised Laws as inserted by part 9 
of chapter 5, Laws of 1950, by striking out said paragraphs 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 

I. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state that 
major state projects, except normal highway and bridge main- 
tenance and betterments, state aided town roads and bridges, 
and state aid road and state aid bridge projects, where federal 
funds are not involved; maintenance and betterments on fixed 
plants or buildings, the estimated cost of which is $5000 or 
less; and such projects, with the approval of the governor 
and council, as may be executed under chapter 266 of the Re- 
vised Laws, as amended, when financed either (a) by the use of 
not exceeding $5,000 appropriated by the legislature, and (b) 
by use of funds obtained through the sale of revenue bonds 
or by use of funds obtained from a source other than an appro- 
priation by the legislature or by both (a) and (b), shall be 
built by the contract method under competitive bidding, and 
that independent registered professional architects or registered 
professional engineers shall be employed for the construction, 
maintenance and betterments on fixed plants or buildings 
whose cost exceed $25,000. It is further declared to be the 
policy of the state that all awards under such competitive 
bidding shall be to the lowest responsible bidder. It is further 
declared to be the policy of the state that state contract con- 
struction shall not be performed on the basis of a cost-plus 
contract, so-called. Projects not in excess of $10,000 may be 
done on a force account basis upon the recommendation of the 
commissioner with the approval of the governor and council 
and it is further provided, that in an emergency, such sum 
may be exceeded upon the recommendation of the commis- 
sioner with the approval of the governor and council. 

II. No state contract construction exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars for any individual project shall be awarded to 
any independent contractor except under conditions of com- 
petitive bidding and as hereinafter provided. Within thirty 
days from the date of opening bids, the commissioner, if in 
his opinion the bid of the lowest bidder should be accepted, 
shall prepare a contract of acceptance of such lowest bid which 
he shall execute in the name of the state and upon execution 
thereof by the lowest bidder and after approval thereof by the 
attorney general as to form, and of the comptroller as to avail- 



1953 Chapter 253 461 

ability of funds, he shall transmit said contract to the governor 
and council for approval and upon approval thereof by the gov- 
ernor and council, it shall become a valid contract of the 
state. In any case under competitive bidding where for just 
cause shown the lowest bid submitted should be rejected, the 
commissioner shall transmit promptly to the governor and 
council a recommendation for such rejection stating his reasons 
therefor. The governor and council shall thereupon review 
such recommendation and any other facts available to them, 
requiring a public hearing upon request of any bidder or on 
their own motion to fully establish such facts, and make such 
determination as in their judgment shall be for the best in- 
terests of the state. Such determination shall be entered upon 
the records of the secretary of state. The state reserves the 
right to reject any and all bids or to negotiate with the lowest 
responsible bidder. If not more than one bid is received on 
any state project advertised for contract construction, the 
commissioner subject to the approval of the governor and 
council may negotiate a contract for such construction upon 
terms which he may deem most advantageous to the state. 
Provided, however, that as to projects built with federal aid, 
if any provision of this section is inconsistent with the re- 
quirements of applicable federal law and regulations, the 
latter shall control. 

2. Inspections. Amend paragraph II of section 14 of said 
chapter 90-A by striking out said paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following: II. The performance of contracts 
for all state projects having cost in excess of $5,000 shall be 
inspected to assure compliance with the plans and specifications 
and the department shall require inspection service to be ren- 
dered by one of the following methods: (a) by the supervising 
architect or supervising engineer or his representative, (b) by 
qualified personnel of the state agency, institution or depart- 
ment concerned (c) by personnel of the public works and high- 
ways department. Prior to the execution of a contract for a 
state project the department shall notify the state agency, 
institution or department concerned which method of inspec- 
tion shall be followed. An authorized agent of the department 
shall give to the using agency or institution signed written 
statements periodically that the contract is being executed 
according to specifications and, at the end, that the project has 
been completed in accordance with the specification. Manifests 



462 Chapter 253 1953 

tor such payments are to be made and signed by the using 
agency, department or institution. Manifests for final payment 
shall certify that inspections have been carried out, that the 
project has been completed in accordance with the specifi- 
cations and contract and that it has been accepted. Such mani- 
fests shall be certified by the department that the progress 
reports furnished by the department are correct and that 
inspections have been made and the provisions of the plans 
and specifications have been carried out. 

3. Increase in Amount. Amend section 26 of chapter 264 
of the Revised Laws as amended by section 1 of chapter 182 
of the Laws of 1943 and section 1 of chapter 71 of the Laws 
of 1949 by striking out the word "eighty" in the twelfth line 
and inserting in place thereof the words, one hundred, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 26. Bond Re- 
quired. Officers, public boards, agents or other persons who 
contract in behalf of the state or any political subdivision 
thereof for the construction, repair or rebuilding of public 
buildings, public highways, bridges or other public works 
shall if said contract involves an expenditure of ten thousand 
dollars, and may if it involves an expediture of less amount, 
obtain as a condition precedent to the execution of the con- 
tract, sufficient security by bond or otherwise, in an amount 
equal to at least one hundred 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. Said bond shall be negotiated for, procured 
from and the premium therefor paid to a resident agent of an 
insurance company registered and licensed to do business in 
this state. No such insurance company or resident agent, per- 
sonally or by another, shall allow, give or pay, directly or 
indirectly, to any non-resident agent or non-resident broker 
any part of t^e commission on the sale of said bond. The 
insurance commissioner may suspend or revoke the license 
of any resident agent or insurance company violating the pro- 
visions hereof. 



1953 Chapter 253 • 463 

4. Working Capital. Amend section 5-a, chapter 22, Re- 
vised Laws, as inserted by section 2 of chapter 21 of the Laws 
of 1943, and as amended by section 2, chapter 252, Laws of 
1951, and section 2, chapter 111, Laws of 1953, by striking 
out said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
5-a. Purposes. The governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant with the advice and consent of the council, upon 
any money in the general fund of the treasury, for departments 
other than public works and highways or fish and game, for 
such sums to be set apart from time to time to the credit of 
the state treasurer as a working capital fund as may appear to 
the governor and council necessary and proper upon recom- 
mendation of the comptroller for such of the following pur- 
poses as the governor and council may direct. The prompt 
payment of bills for materials, equipment and supplies pur- 
chased upon purchase orders issued by the director* of purchase 
and property and bills incurred for liquor purchased by the 
state liquor commissioner under the provisions of chapter 170, 
Revised Laws, as amended, on which discounts are available 
upon such prompt payment; properly certified partial pay- 
ments on contracts; the payment of bills for postage stamps; 
the payment of salaries and expenses of officers and of persons 
employed in the state service, as determined on pay rolls cer- 
tified by the heads of the said departments, institutions, or 
agencies or their duly authorized deputies; and any payment 
of direct aid to welfare recipients under programs administered 
by the department of public welfare. The governor is likewise 
(for working capital) hereby authorized to draw his warrant, 
with the advice and consent of the council, upon any money 
in the highway fund for the following expenditures for the 
public works and highways department, or upon any money 
in the fish and game fund for the following expenditures for 
the fish and game department. The prompt payment of bills 
for materials, equipment and supplies purchased upon pur- 
chase orders issued by the director of purchase and property 
on which discounts are available upon such prompt payment; 
for the payment of bills for postage stamps, the payment of 
salaries and expenses of officers and of persons employed in 
the state service for the respective departments, properly cer- 
tified partial payments on contracts, as determined and certi- 
fied as above provided. No other payments shall be made from 
said working capitals except as provided for herein. This 



464 • Chapter 254 1953 

section shall not authorize the manifesting, approval, or pay- 
ment of any claim in excess of appropriations or for the pur- 
poses for which appropriations do not exist. A warrant duly 
executed under this section shall be a sufficient warrant under 
section 9 of chapter 22 of the Revised Laws. The state treasurer 
is hereby authorized to reimburse the public works and high- 
ways department from working capital funds for any proper 
expenditures made by the department from its authorized 
revolving fund. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT TO PROVmE MORE ADEQUATE ACCOMMODATIONS ON PUBLIC 
RECREATIONAL AREAS. 

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

1. Declaration of Purpose. The purposes of the appropria- 
tion provided in section 3 hereof are to provide funds for the 
following purposes: 

I. For development and operation of state recreational 
areas, now or hereafter established, including any areas or 
buildings placed under the jurisdiction of the forestry and 
recreation commission as follows: 

Franconia Notch Cannon mountain ski extension $305,000.00 
Franconia Notch Tramway sewerage system 50,000.00 

Franconia Notch Electric power cable 25,000.00 

White Lake Extension of beach and picnic area 

construction of vending stand 12,000.00 
Kingston Combination toilet and dressing 

building 10,000.00 

Bear Brook Toilet building 10,000.00 

Silver Lake General development project 150,000.00 

Franklin Pierce Building repairs and 

Homestead landscaping 10,000.00 

Mt. Sunapee Ski extension 150,000.00 



Total cost of construction $722,000.00 



1953 Chapter 254 465 

2. Developments. It shall be the duty of the forestry and 
recreation commission to draw up the necessary plans and 
specifications for development of various state recreational 
areas, and to submit them to the governor and council for 
approval. The governor and council shall give preference to 
projects which show promise of becoming wholly or substan- 
tially self-liquidating. 

3. Appropriation. A sum not exceeding seven hundred 
and twenty-two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for 
projects authorized under section 1 as may be approved by the 
governor and council. 

4. Bonds or Notes Authorized. For the purpose of pro- 
viding funds necessary for the appropriation made by section 
3 the state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the direction 
of the governor and council, to borrow on the credit of the 
state from time to time a total of seven hundred and twenty- 
two thousand dollars for the purpose of carrying into effect 
the provisions hereof and for that purpose may issue bonds 
or notes in the name and on behalf of the state of New Hamp- 
shire at a rate of interest to be determined by the governor 
and council. The maturity dates of such bonds or notes shall 
be determined in each case by the governor and council but in 
no case shall they be later than 1968. All bonds or notes, except 
short-term loans, issued under the provisions hereof shall be 
sold (1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertisement 
calling for bids has been published at least once in each of two 
successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general circula- 
tion in New Hampshire, the first publication being not less 
than thirty days prior to the day the bids will be received, and 
(3) to the highest bidder. The governor and council may reject 
any or all bids. 

5. Form and Accounts. All such bonds or notes shall be 
in such form and such denomination as the governor and 
coimcil shall determine, may be registerable as to both princi- 
pal and interest, shall be countersigned by the governor and 
shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. 
The secretary of state and the state treasurer shall keep such 
account of all such bonds or notes as are kept of other state 
bonds or notes. 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 



466 Chapter 255 1953 

the state. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds or notes 
shall be held by the treasurer and paid out by him upon war- 
rants 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 pro- 
vided for herein of all sums expended or due for the purposes 
herein authorized. 

6. Short-term Loans. 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 seven 
hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars. 

7. Payment of Bonds and Notes. Payment of the bonds 
and notes authorized hereunder shall be a charge upon the 
state recreational fund as established by section 19-a, chapter 
234, Revised Laws. 

8. State Recreational Fund. Amend section 19-a, chapter 
234, Revised Laws, as inserted by section 8, chapter 240, Laws 
of 1951, by inserting after paragraph VI the following new 
paragraph: VLa. Payment of any bonded indebtedness oc- 
casioned by the issuance of bonds or notes under authority of 
an act passed at the 1953 session of the legislature to provide for 
more adequate accommodations on public recreational areas. 

9. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SALARIES OF JUDGES OF PROBATE AND TO 
ANNUAL REPORTS OF COUNTY OFFICIALS. 

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

I. Judges of Probate. Amend section 22 of chapter 346 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 180, Laws of 1947 



1953 Chapter 255 467 

and by section 2, chapter 246, Laws of 1951, by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 22. 
Salaries. The annual salaries of the judges in the several coun- 
ties shall be paid by the state, and shall be as follows: 

In Rockingham, three thousand one hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, two thousand nine hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, three thousand one hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, three thousand eight hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, two thousand nine hundred dollars. 

In Coos, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

2. Annual Reports Required. Amend chapter 50 of the 
Revised Laws by inserting after section 5, as inserted by chap- 
ter 65, Laws of 1951, the following new section: 6. Penalty. 
Whoever fails to file the report required by section 5, or ne- 
glects or refuses to itemize the statement as required there- 
under, without just or reasonable cause, shall be fined five 
dollars for each day in default, said fine to be paid to the 
treasurer of the county of which said person is an official. 

3. Restriction on Special Sessions. Amend chapter 346 of 
the Revised Laws by adding after section 24 the following 
new section: 24-a. Restrictions. All uncontested petitions, ac- 
counts and other uncontested matters which are on file and 
in order for hearing and action on or before five p. m. of a 
regular term day shall be acted upon by the judge on such 
regular term day, or if later, without a special session fee, 
unless the parties specifically request a special session. No 
judge or register of probate shall directly or indirectly sug- 
gest or encourage the postponement of any uncontested pe- 
tition, account or matter from a regular term day to a special 
session. No judge shall charge any fee whatsoever beyond the 
established salary, for any official action taken by him on a 
regular term day. No more than one special session fee may be 
charged against a single estate or matter per day, notwithstand- 
ing the number of different petitions, accounts or other actions 
presented in such estate or matter on that day. It shall be un- 
lawful for any party or attorney to supplement the special 
session fee of the established fee per day by any gratuity or 



468 Chapter 256 1953 

other payment for official service, either directly or indirectly. 

4. Appropriation. In addition to the amount in the ap- 
propriation bills for the judges of the several counties, there is 
hereby appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3000) 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and a like sum for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, to cover the increase in 
salaries provided for in section 1 of said bill. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FOREST CONSERVATION AND TAXATION. 

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

1. Forest Conservation. Amend section 1 of chapter 79-A, 
Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 295, Laws of 1949, by 
striking out the same and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: L Definitions. The following words and phrases as used 
in this chapter shall have the meanings indicated, unless a con- 
trary meaning shall appear in the context: 

"Assessing officials" means those charged by law with the 
duty of assessing taxes in the city, town or unincorporated 
place. 

"Contract" means any enforceable agreement, oral or 
written, which effectively transfers the title to standing wood 
or timber or the possession thereof with authority to cut. 

"Owner" means any person, including a purchaser of 
public forest timber, having title to lands or standing trees 
or possession with authority to cut and remove logs or wood 
from lands or standing trees from which any logs or wood 
are taken during the tax year. The word "owner" shall not 
be construed to include (a) a person who cuts or causes to be 
cut logs or wood from his own land for consumption in the 
construction, reconstruction or alteration of his own build- 
ings, structures or fences, situated in the state of New Hamp- 
shire: (b) a person who cuts or causes to be cut fuel wood for 



1953 Chapter 256 469 

his own consumption for domestic fuel purposes; (c) the state, 
municipalities and public agencies cutting wood or timber 
on publicly owned lands; (d) persons engaged in clearing and 
maintaining rights of way incidental to furnishing utility 
services or transportation to the public. 

"Stumpage value" means the amount determined by the 
assessing officials in the same manner as other property values 
for the purposes of taxation. The assessing officials shall give 
full consideration to the amounts received from stumpage 
sales in the vicinity, prices offered for logs, pulpwood and fuel 
wood, current operating costs and similar data, taking into 
consideration the difficulties of operating in each case. 

"Tax year" as used in this chapter means from October 
first to September thirtieth of the next calendar year, inclusive, 
except that the period from April 1, 1950 to September 30, 
1950, inclusive, shall be deemed to be a tax year for the pur- 
poses of the assessment to be made on October 1, 1950. 

2. Certificates. Amend section 5 of chapter 79-A, Revised 
Laws, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 5. Abatement for Improved Forest Practices. 
The assessing officials shall on application of any owner who 
has complied with the requirements of sections 8 and 9 re- 
lating to notice and report abate so much of the tax on timber 
cut as would amount to three per cent of its stumpage value, 
provided there is filed with such application a certificate of the 
owner, or, if requested by the assessing officials, a certificate of 
the state forester or his agent, stating that the owner has com- 
plied with the standards established under section 21 of this 
chapter. 

3. Timber Tax. Amend section 6 of chapter 79-A, Re- 
vised Laws, by striking out the same and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 6. Collection. Said tax shall constitute 
a lien upon all real estate of the owner owned on the date of 
assessment and may be enforced and collected by any appro- 
priate means provided for the collection of taxes in chapter 
80 of this title and amendments thereto, except that the right 
of distraint and the lien provided by sections 6 and 17 thereof 
shall expire eighteen months from the date the yield tax is 
assessed. It shall be subject to the same interest as general 
property taxes. Whenever the assessing officials, or the state 
tax commission, deem it necessary to insure the payment of the 



470 Chapter 256 1953 

yield tax, they, or either of them, may require a bond or other 
security to be given by an owner, as defined herein, before or 
during the cutting period, in such amount and conditioned 
upon such terms as they determine. An owner failing or ne- 
glecting to provide such bond or security within seven days 
after request therefor may be enjoined from further cutting by 
the superior court, which shall make such order as justice shall 
require. They may enter upon and inspect any timber lot, 
and require the owner to produce for inspection any books, 
records and papers as may be of assistance to them in the 
assessment of the yield tax. 

4. Limitations. Amend section 7 of chapter 79-A, Revised 
Laws, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 7. Appeal and Abatement. The owner shall 
have the same rights of appeal and abatement as are provided 
by law for persons against whom other taxes are assessed; but 
no such owner shall be entitled to appeal unless he has made 
the report required by section 9. 

5. Information Required. Amend section 8 of chapter 79-A 
of the Revised Laws as amended by chapter 12, section 2, Laws 
of 1951, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 8. Notice of Cutting. The state, a municipality 
or public agency or any person who intends to cut growing 
wood or timber shall file a written notice of intent to cut 
prior to commencing such cutting, with the assessing officials, 
and a copy thereof with the state tax commission, upon a form 
prescribed and provided by the tax commission, setting forth 
his name, residence and the estimated amount and species to 
be cut, and such other information as may be required. A 
supplemental notice of intent to cut shall be filed for all 
operations which have not been completed or terminated and 
continue beyond September 30 in any year. Whoever shall 
fail to file a notice of intent to cut, as aforesaid, shall be guilty 
of a misdemeanor and be fined not more than five hundred 
dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. 

6. Report. Amend section 9 of chapter 79-A of the Re- 
vised Laws as amended by chapter 12, Laws of 1951, section 
3, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 9. Report. The state, a municipality, public agen- 
cy or any person shall make under penalties of perjury and 
file a report of wood or timber severed with the assessing 



1953 Chapter 256 471 

officials, and a copy thereof with the state tax commission, 
within fifteen days of the completion or termination of the 
cutting referred to in the notice of intent to cut, on a form 
prescribed and provided by the state tax commission which 
shall contain the name and residence of the person making 
the report, the species and amount of wood or timber cut, and 
such other information as the tax commission may deem neces- 
sary to enable the assessing officials to locate, identify, verify 
and determine the true amount and the stumpage value of 
all wood and timber cut. A report of wood or timber severed 
covering operations still in progress through September thir- 
tieth shall be filed not later than October fifteenth for all wood 
and timber severed up to October first next preceding. 

7. Tax. Amend section 1 1 of chapter 79-A of the Revised 
Laws by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 11. Disposition of Yield Tax. Except as pro- 
vided in section 18 the yield tax collected under this chapter 
shall be paid by the tax collectors of cities and towns into their 
respective treasuries for general use of the city or town. The 
yield tax collected by the state treasurer from operations in 
any unorganized town or unincorporated place shall be dis- 
tributed by him as follows: (a) to the state tax commission 
the cost of assessment in the unorganized towns and unin- 
corporated places; (b) to the treasurer of the county in which 
such town or place is situated, to be credited against its share 
of the county tax, if any, for the ensuing year, but if the oper- 
ation was in a town or place where no county tax was levied 
it shall be credited to the reimbursement fund provided for 
in section 12; (c) if any excess remains it shall be disbursed 
from year to year during the ensuing years as provided in 
clause (b) above. The word "owner" shall not be construed to 
include public agencies cutting wood or timber on publicly 
owned lands, nor persons engaged in clearing and maintaining 
rights of way incidental to furnishing utility services and trans- 
portation to the public. 

8. Approval Required. Amend section 17 of chapter 79-A, 
Revised Laws as amended by chapter 12, section 5, Laws of 
1951, by striking out the same and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 17. Certification of Assessment; Reimburse- 
ment. Each city or town shall certify on or before December 
1 in each year to the state tax commission upon a form pre- 



472 Chapter 256 1953 

scribed by the tax commission the amount of yield taxes as- 
sessed for the preceding tax year. No assessment of the yield 
tax shall be final and binding until the same has been ap- 
proved by the tax commission, and in the case of reimburse- 
ment any town shall be entitled only to such reimbursement 
as is based on the assessments finally approved by the tax 
commission. Any town desiring to be reimbursed may at the 
same time make application therefor. Such reimbursement 
shall be determined by said commisison and certified to the 
state treasurer for payment in the manner provided in section 
18. 

9. State Tax Commission. Amend chapter 79-A of the 
Revised Laws as inserted by chapter 295 of the Laws of 1949 by 
inserting after section 4 thereof the following new section: 4-a. 
Information Returns. In the year 1954 the tax commission 
shall include in the inventory provided for in section 3 of 
chapter 75 of the Revised Laws such questions as will enable 
the selectmen and assessors to determine the number of acres 
of timber land in each city, town and unincorporated place and 
the volume of growing wood and timber thereon. The select- 
men and assessors shall make a list of such timber land and the 
volume of growing wood and timber thereon at the time they 
take the invoice of taxable property, and shall report the 
information so obtained with their estimate of the acreage and 
volume of growing wood and timber to the tax commission at 
the time they make the report to the tax commission required 
by section 19 of chapter 59 of the Revised Laws. The tax com- 
mission may use not exceeding five hundred dollars of any 
unexpended funds transferred to it by chapter 277 of the Laws 
of 1951 to help defray the expenses of printing and supplies 
necessary for reporting the information required hereby. 

10. Forest Conservation Study Committee Appropriation. 

There is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars 
for the use of the study committee created under chapter 152, 
Laws of 1953, and the said appropriation shall be a charge 
on the Reimbursement Fund provided for chapter 242, Laws 
of 1953. No monies herein allocated shall be used for salaries 
to any committee member. 

IL Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 257, 258 473 

CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SALARIES OF COURT STENOGRAPHERS. 

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

1. Court Stenographers. Amend section 26 of chapter 395 
of the Revised Laws as amended by section 1, chapter 176, 
Laws of 1947, section 1, chapter 95, Laws. of 1949 and section 
12, chapter 221, Laws of 1951 by striking out the words "three 
thousand three hundred" in the second sentence of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the words, three thousand eight 
hundred, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
26. Appointment. The superior court, acting as a body, may 
appoint not more than seven official state court stenographers 
who shall report the proceedings of the superior court of any 
county to which they may from time to time be assigned by 
said court. Each court stenographer shall be sworn to the 
faithful discharge of his duties and shall receive from the 
state an annual salary of three thousand eight hundred dollars. 
He shall take full notes of all oral testimony and other pro- 
ceedings in the trial of causes either at law or in equity includ- 
ing the charge of the justice in all trials before a jury and all 
comments and rulings of said justice in the presence of the 
jury during the progress of the trial as well as all statements 
and arguments of counsel addressed to the court, and during 
the trial shall furnish for the use of the court or either of the 
parties a transcript of so much of his notes as the presiding 
justice may direct. He shall also furnish a transcript of so 
much of the evidence and other proceedings taken by him as 
either party to the trial may require, on payment therefor by 
such party at the rate fixed by the court as provided in section 
29. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 258. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MUNICIPAL FINANCE ACT. 

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



474 Chapter 258 1953 

1. New Chapter. Amend chapter 72 of the Revised Laws, 
as amended by chapter 5, Laws of 1947, chapters 78 and 120, 
Laws of 1949 and chapter 183, Laws of 1951, by striking out 
said chapter and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Chapter 72 
Municipal Finance Act 

1. Definitions. This chapter may be referred to as the 
"Municipal Finance Act." The following terms, when used in 
this chapter, shall have the meanings set forth below, except 
when the context in which they are used requires a different 
meaning: 

"Municipality" or "municipal corporation," town, city, 
school district or village district; 

"Governing board," the selectmen of a town, the commis- 
sioners or comparable officers of a village district, and the 
school board of a school district; 

"Net indebtedness," all outstanding indebtedness, here- 
tofore or hereafter incurred by a municipality, exclusive of 
unmatured tax anticipation notes issued according to law, 
debts incurred for supplying the inhabitants with water or 
for the construction or maintenance of water works, debts in- 
curred to finance new sewerage systems or sewage disposal 
works when the cost thereof is to be financed by sewer rent or 
sewer assessments, debts incurred pursuant to section 10 of 
chapter 51 of the Revised Laws, debts incurred outside the 
statutory debt limit of the municipality under any general 
law or special act heretofore or hereafter enacted (unless other- 
wise provided in such legislation), and sinking funds and 
cash applicable solely to the payment of the principal of debts 
incurred within the debt limit. 

2. Payment of Debt. Municipalities and counties shall 
not issue any bonds or notes payable on demand. They shall 
provide for the payment of all loans issued under authority 
of this chapter except notes issued under authority of section 
7 hereof, in annual payments which shall be so arranged that 
the amount of the annual payment of principal and interest 
in any year on account of any loan shall not be less than the 
amount of principal and interest payable in any subsequent 
year by more than two per cent of the principal of the entire 
loan. The total amount of such payments shall be sufficient to 



1953 Chapter 258 475 

extinguish the entire loan on account of which they are made 
at maturity. The first payment of principal on any loan shall 
be made not later than two years and the last payment not 
later than thirty years after the date thereof, provided, however, 
that no loan issued to pay for a public work or improvement 
shall exceed the expected useful life of said public work or 
improvement as determined by the governing board or the 
city councils in the case of cities, or the county commissioners 
in the case of counties. Each authorized issue of notes or bonds 
shall be a separate loan. The amount of each payment of prin- 
cipal and interest on all loans shall, without vote of the muni- 
cipality or county, be annually assessed and collected. Sinking 
funds and debt retirement funds for the payment of debt shall 
not hereafter be established. 

3. Purpose of Issue. A municipality or county may issue 
its bonds or notes for the acquisition of land, for the con- 
struction, reconstruction, alteration and enlargement or pur- 
chase of public buildings, for other public works or improve- 
ments of a permanent nature, for the purchase of departmental 
equipment of a lasting character, and for the payment of 
judgments. A municipality or county shall not issue bonds or 
notes to provide for the payment of expenses for current main- 
tenance and operation except as otherwise specifically provided 
by law. 

4. Debt Limit. Cities shall not incur net indebtedness, 
except for school purposes, to an amount, at any one time out- 
standing, exceeding three per cent of their last assessed valua- 
tion, computed as hereinafter provided. They shall not incur 
debt for school purposes to an amount, at any one time out- 
standing, exceeding five per cent of said valuation. Debt issued 
for school purposes under any general or special statute here- 
tofore or hereafter enacted shall not be included in a determin- 
ation of the borrowing capacity of a city under the aforesaid 
three per cent limit. Counties and towns shall not incur net 
indebtedness to an amount, at any one time outstanding, ex- 
ceeding three per cent, school districts to an amount exceeding 
five per cent and village districts to an amount exceeding two 
per cent of their last assessed valuation, computed as here- 
inafter provided. Whenever several municipal corporations 
possessing power to incur debt cover or extend over identical 
territory with a town or portions thereof, the town and each 
such municipal corporation shall so exercise the power to 



476 Chapter 258 1953 

increase its debt under the foregoing limitations that the aggre- 
gate net indebtedness of the town and of its municipal corpora- 
tions over and upon any territory of this state shall not exceed 
ten per cent of the last assessed valuation of the taxable prop- 
erty therein. The debt limit prescribed by this section shall 
be based upon the applicable last assessed valuation of the 
county or the applicable locally assessed valuation of the 
municipality as last equalized by the tax commission plus 
the average assessed valuation of the growing wood and timber 
of such municipality or county for the years 1944 to 1948 
inclusive, as determined by the tax commission under the 
provisions of section 18 of chapter 79-A of the Revised Laws, 
as inserted by chapter 295 of the Laws of 1949 and as amended 
by section 6, chapter 12, Laws of 1951. A written certificate of 
the tax commission shall be conclusive evidence of the base 
valuation of municipalities for computing debt limits here- 
under. 

5. Sewerage Systems and Sewage Treatment Works. Muni- 
cipalities which have received orders from the water pollution 
commission to install sewage treatment works under the pro- 
visions of chapter 166-A, Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 
183, Laws of 1947, or by the state board of health to install a 
sewerage system or sewage treatment works under the pro- 
visions of section 21 -a, chapter 166 of the Revised Laws as in- 
serted by section 6, chapter 50, Laws of 1947, or under chapter 
165 of the Revised Laws, or acts in amendment thereto here- 
after enacted, may incur debt by the issue of bonds or notes for 
the construction of such sewerage systems and treatment works 
outside the limit of indebtedness prescribed by section 4 of this 
chapter. Such debt shall at no time be included in the net in- 
debtedness of the municipality for the purpose of ascertaining 
its borrowing capacity. 

6. Emergency Borrowing. Upon recommendation of the 
state tax commission, approved by the governor and council, 
municipalities and counties may, within such limits as to 
amount, term and rate of interest as may be prescribed by the 
state tax commission, incur debt outside the debt limit pre- 
scribed by section 4 of this chapter for purposes made neces- 
sary by war or other national or local disaster or emergency. 
Such debt shall at no time be included in the net indebtedness 
of the municipality or county for the purpose of determining 
its borrowing capacity. 



1953 Chapter 258 477 

7. Tax Anticipation Notes. 

(a) Cities and Towns. Cities and towns may incur 
debt in anticipation of the taxes of the financial year in which 
the debt is incurred, in order to pay current maintenance and 
operation expenses, and may issue notes therefor to an ag- 
gregate principal amount not exceeding the total tax levy of 
the city or town for the current financial year. In order to meet 
necessary expenses which may arise during the period from the 
beginning of the financial year to the date of the annual town 
meeting, the treasurer of any town, with the approval of the 
selectmen, may issue notes, without a vote of the town therefor, 
to an aggregate principal amount not exceeding fifteen per 
cent of the total receipts from taxes during the preceding 
financial year. 

(b) Village Districts. Village districts may incur debt 
in anticipation of revenue other than taxes of the financial 
year in which the debt is incurred, in order to pay current 
maintenance and operation expenses, and may issue notes 
therefor to an aggregate principal amount not exceeding the 
total receipts of the district from such sources during the pre- 
ceding financial year. In order to meet necessary expenses 
which may arise during the period from the beginning of the 
financial year to the date of the annual district meeting, the 
treasurer of any district with the approval of the governing 
board, may issue notes, without a vote of the district therefor, 
to an aggregate principal amount not exceeding fifteen per cent 
of the total receipts from such sources during the preceding 
financial year. 

All notes issued under authority of this section shall 
be general obligations. They may be sold at discount and shall 
be payable not later than one year from their date. Notes issued 
for a shorter period than one year may be refunded or rene^ved, 
pursuant to a vote or resolution of the governing board, or the 
city councils in the case of cities, by the issue of other notes 
maturing within the required period, provided, however, that 
the period from the date of issue of the original loan to the 
date of maturity of the refunding or renewal loan shall not be 
more than one year. 

8. Town or District Bonds or Notes. Except as otherwise 
specifically provided by law, the issue of bonds or notes by any 
municipal corporation, except a city, shall be authorized by 



478 Chapter 258 1953 

a \'ote of two-thirds, and the issue of tax anticipation notes, by 
a vote of a majority, of all the voters present and voting at an 
annual or special meeting of such corporation, called for the 
purpose; provided, however, that no such action taken at any 
special meeting shall be valid unless a majority of all the legal 
voters are present and vote thereat, unless the governing board 
of any municipality shall petition the superior court for permis- 
sion to hold an emergency, special meeting, which, if granted, 
shall give said special meeting, the same authority as an annual 
meeting and provided further that the warrant for such special 
meeting shall be published once in a newspaper having a 
general circulation in the municipality within one week after 
the posting thereof. The warrant for any such annual or special 
meeting shall be served or posted at least fourteen days before 
the date thereof. Every warrant shall be deemed to have been 
duly served or posted, if the return thereon shall so state, and 
it shall be certified by the officer or officers required to serve 
or post the same. All bonds or notes, authorized in accordance 
with this chapter, shall be signed by the governing board, or a 
majority thereof, and countersigned by the treasurer of the 
municipality, and shall have the corporate seal, if any, affixed 
thereto. The discretion of fixing the date, maturities, denom- 
inations, the interest rate, or discount rate in the case of notes, 
the place of payment, the form and other details of said bonds 
or notes, and of providing for the sale thereof, may be delegated 
to the governing board or to the treasurer and shall, to the 
extent provision therefor shall not have been made in the vote 
authorizing the same, be deemed to have been delegated to the 
governing board, 

9. City Bonds. The issue of bonds or tax anticipation notes 
by a city shall be authorized by a resolution of the city councils, 
passed by at least two-thirds of all the members of each branch 
thereof. All such bonds and notes shall be signed by the mayor 
and countersigned by the city treasurer, and shall have the 
city seal affixed thereto. The discretion of fixing the date, 
maturities, denominations, place of payment, interest rate, or 
discount rate in the case of notes, the form and other details 
of said bonds or notes, and of providing for the sale thereof, 
may be delegated to the city treasurer and shall, to the extent 
provision therefor shall not have been made in the vote author- 
izing the same, be deemed to have been delegated to the 
treasurer with approval of the mayor. 



1953 Chapter 258 479 

10. County Bonds. County bonds shall be authorized and 
issued as provided in chapters 44 and 47. 

11. Authentication of Bonds. All bonds issued under au- 
thority of this chapter shall bear an authenticating certificate 
signed by an authorized officer of a bank or trust company 
doing business in the state of New Hampshire or in the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, or by a member of the state 
tax commission. The authenticating certificate endorsed upon 
such bond shall identify such bond as being one of the parti- 
cular issue described therein, shall certify the genuineness of 
the signatures and the seal, if any, thereto affixed and shall 
state the name of the attorney or attorneys who rendered an 
opinion approving the legality of such issue. A signed copy of 
such legal opinion shall be furnished to the state tax com- 
mission within ten days after the bonds are delivered to the 
purchaser thereof. The provisions of this section shall not 
apply to bonds or notes issued to secure a principal sum of 
seventeen thousand dollars or less when the bonds or notes 
are payable over a period not exceeding five years from the 
date of issue. 

12. Register. The treasurer of every municipal corporation 
shall keep a register, in such form as may be prescribed by the 
state tax commission, which shall state the denomination, num- 
ber and date of every bond or note issued by the municipality, 
the time when and the place where the principal thereof and 
interest, if any, thereon are payable and such other information 
as the state tax commission may prescribe. The state tax com- 
mission shall inspect the register provided for herein whenever 
it shall make any audit of the accounts of a municipal corpora- 
tion. 

13. Treasurer's Certificate. Every bond or note issued by a 
municipal corporation or county shall bear a statement, printed 
on the back thereof and signed by the treasurer, that it has been 
registered by him. 

14. Report of Borrowing. The treasurer gf any municipal 
corporation, within ten days after the delivery of an issue 
of bonds or notes authorized by this chapter to the purchaser 
thereof, shall submit to the state tax commission a report set- 
ting forth the details of the issue in such form as the commis- 
sion may prescribe. Failure to make said report, however, shall 
not affect the validity of any issue of bonds or notes. 



480 Chapter 258 1953 

15. Regularity Presumed. All bonds or notes purporting 
to be issued under authority of this chapter, and executed as 
hereinbefore provided, shall, in favor of bona fide holders, be 
conclusively presumed to have been duly and regularly author- 
ized and issued in accordance with the provisions herein con- 
tained, and no such holder thereof shall be obliged to see to 
the propriety of the purpose of the issue, to the regularity of 
any of the proceedings relating thereto, or to the application 
of the proceeds thereof. Said bonds or notes shall be negotiable 
in all respects and to the same extent as other securities nego- 
tiable by the law merchant except as herein otherwise provided. 
Any of such bonds or notes, if properly executed by officers of 
the municipality in office on the date of execution, shall be 
valid and binding according to their terms notwithstanding 
that before the delivery thereof and payment therefor such 
officers shall have ceased to be officers of the municipality. 

16. Tax Exemption. All bonds and notes, and the interest 
thereon, heretofore or hereafter issued by municipal corpora- 
tions and counties under the provisions of this act or of any 
general or special act, heretofore or hereafter enacted, shall be 
exempt from taxation in the state of New Hampshire. For the 
purpose of this section the amount of the discount on any notes 
which are sold at discount shall be deemed to be interest paid 
in advance. 

17. Constniction. Any special act, heretofore or hereafter 
enacted shall be construed so as not to lessen the amount of in- 
debtedness which the municipality affected would be author- 
ized to incur under the terms of this chapter, unless such act 
expressly provides for such limitation. 

2. Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 
1954 and thereupon all acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with (including section 94 of chapter 51 of the Revised Laws) 
are repealed; provided, however, that nothing contained here- 
in shall impair the validity of any debt properly issued by a 
municipality or county under authority of any general or 
special act so repealed hereby. 

Chapter 9, Laws of 1953, shall not be deemed repealed by 
this act. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 259, 260 481 

CHAPTER 259. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELK IN THE TOWN OF UNITY. 

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

1. Elk. The director of fish and game is authorized to cap- 
ture, release, move and relocate or destroy any elk now at 
large in the town ot Unity if in his judgment such elk are a 
menace to any form of agriculture while in their present range. 
The director may designate any areas to which such transfer 
may be made and may draw on the department funds for the 
expense of such transfer. The provisions of this section shall 
not be deemed a limitation upon any of the powers of the 
director granted in Title XX of the Revised Laws. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LABOR DISPUTES AND UNEMPLOYMENT 

COMPENSATION, DUTIES OF DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL, AND TO 

MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS. 

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

I. End of Labor Disputes. Amend subsection D of section 
4 of chapter 218 of the Revised Laws as amended by section 
5, chapter 185, Laws of 1949, by striking out the said sub- 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: D. For 
any week with respect to which the commissioner finds that 
his total or partial unemployment is due to a stoppage of 
work which exists because of a labor dispute at the factory, 
establishment, or other premises at which he is or was last 
employed, provided that this subsection shall not apply if 
it is shown to the satisfaction of the commissioner that: 

Either, (1) He is not participating in or financing or di- 



482 Chapter 260 1953 

rectly interested in the labor dispute which caused the stoppage 
of work; and 

(2) He does not belong to a grade or class of workers of 
which, immediately before the commencement of the stop- 
page, there were members employed at the premises at which 
the stoppage occurs, any of whom are participating in or finan- 
cing or directly interested in the dispute; provided that if in 
any case separate branches of work which are commonly con- 
ducted as separate businesses in separate premises are conduc- 
ted in separate departments of the same premises each such 
department shall, for the purposes of this subsection, be 
deemed to be a separate factory, establishment, or other prem- 
ises; or 

(3) The stoppage of work was due solely to a lock-out 
or the failure of the employer to live up to the provision of 
any agreement or contract of employment entered into between 
the employer and his employees, or 

(4) The stoppage of work has continued for a period 
of two weeks after the termination of the labor dispute. 

2. Personnel; Duties of Director. Amend section 10 of 
chapter 9 of the Laws of 1950 by adding the following new 
paragraph: XVII. To certify eligible personnel according to 
sex when requested by the appointing authority. 

3. Motor Vehicle Violations. Amend section 3 of chapter 
239 of the Laws of 1953 by inserting after the words "appear by 
counsel" the words, or by any citizen of good character, so that 
said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 3. Motor Ve- 
hicle Violations. Amend chapter 118 of the Revised Laws 
by inserting after section 30-a, as inserted by section 6, chapter 
20, Laws of 1951, the following new section: 30-b. By Counsel 
or Others. Any person charged with violation of the provisions 
of any law relative to the use and operation of motor vehicles, 
except where the penalty involves imprisonment, may, with- 
out personal appearance, appear by counsel or by any citizen 
of good character in answer to said charge. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 261 483 

CHAPTER 261. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND TO 
CHILD-CARING AGENCIES. 

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

1. Period of Coverage. Amend subsection A of section 7 
of chapter 218 of the Revised Laws, by striking out the whole 
of the same and inserting in place thereof the following: A. 
Any employing unit which is or becomes an employer subject 
to the provisions of this chapter within any calendar year shall 
be subject to the provisions of this chapter as of January 1 and 
for the whole of such calendar year except as provided in sub- 
sections C(l) and (2) of this section and shall remain an em- 
ployer subject to the provisions of this chapter until coverage 
is terminated as provided in subsections B and C (1) and (2) 
of this section. 

2. Flexible Benefit Formula. Amend subsection E of section 
2 of said chapter 218, as inserted by section 5, chapter 140 of the 
Laws of 1951, by adding at the end thereof the following new 
paragraph (6): (6) The weekly benefit rate for any claim filed 
under this subsection shall be that benefit rate which exists, 
for all claimants generally having the same annual earnings, 
for the week for which any given claim is filed, irrespective of 
the base period in which the annual earnings were earned. 

3. Disqualification. Amend subsection F of section 4 of 
said chapter 218, by adding at the end thereof the following: 
Provided that seeking to receive or receiving payments under 
any reciprocal arrangement to which New Hampshire is a 
party under section 15 of this chapter, shall not disqualify the 
individual for benefits, so that said subsection as amended shall 
read as follows: F. For any week or part of a week with respect 
to which he is seeking to receive or has received payments in 
the form of unemployment compensation under an unemploy- 
ment compensation law of any other state or under a similar 
law of the federal government. Provided that seeking to receive 
or receiving payments under any reciprocal arrangement to 
which New Hampshire is a party under section 15 of this 
chapter, shall not disqualify the individual for benefits. 

4. Waiver. Amend subsection A of section 12 of said 



484 Chapter 261 1953 

chapter 218, by adding at the end thereof the following: Pro- 
vided that this subsection shall not apply to agreements, waivers 
or releases entered into pursuant to reciprocal arrangements 
made under section 15 of this chapter, so that said subsection 
as amended shall read as follows: A. Waiver of Rights Void. 
Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or commute 
his rights to benefits or any other rights under this chapter shall 
be void. Any agreement by any individual in the employ of 
any person or concern to pay all or any portion of an employ- 
er's contributions, required under this chapter from such em- 
ployer, shall be void. No employer shall directly or indirectly 
make or require or accept any deduction from wages to finance 
the employer's contributions required from him, or require 
or accept any waiver of any right hereunder by any individual 
in his employ. Any employer or officer or agent of an employer 
who violates any provision of this subsection shall, for each 
offense, be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more 
than one thousand dollars or be imprisoned for not more than 
six months, or both. Provided that this subsection shall not 
apply to agreements, waivers or releases entered into pursuant 
to reciprocal arrangements made under section 15 of this 
chapter. 

5. Reciprocal Arrangement. Amend paragraph (3) of sub- 
section A of section 15 of said chapter 218, as inserted by chap- 
ter 180, Laws of 1949, by striking out the whole of the same 
and inserting in place thereof the following: (3) Wages or 
services, upon the basis of which an individual is entitled or 
may become entitled to benefits under an unemployment com- 
pensation law of another state or of the federal government, 
shall be deemed to be wages for insured work for the purpose 
of determining his rights to benefits under this chapter, and 
wages for insured work, on the basis of which an individual 
is entitled or may become entitled to benefits under this chap- 
ter, shall be deemed to be wages or services on the basis of 
which unemployment compensation is payable under such law 
of another state or of the federal government, but no such 
arrangement shall be entered into unless it contains provisions 
for reimbursements to the fund for such of the benefits paid 
under this chapter upon the basis of such wages or services, 
and provisions for reimbursements from the fund for such of 
the compensation paid under such other law upon the basis 



1953 Chapter 262 485 

of wages for insured work, as the commissioner finds will be 
fair and reasonable as to all affected interests. 

6. Definitions under Public Welfare Laws. Amend section 
2 of chapter 130 of the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 
243 of the Laws of 1949, by striking out said section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 2. Child-Caring Agency. A 
child-caring agency is defined for the purposes of this chapter 
as any person, firm, corporation or association who operates 
or maintains a boarding home or foster home for children or 
who receives for foster care, control or custody one or more 
children under the age of sixteen years unrelated by blood 
or marriage and separated from parent or guardian, except 
children committed by a court. The term "child-caring agency" 
shall not include a bona fide summer camp, a hospital, a day 
nursery school, a public school, a private school approved by 
the state board of education or a private home in which a child 
is left by his parent or guardian for temporary care for a period 
not exceeding thirty days in any calendar year. Such private 
home shall keep a register of the name and address of each 
such child, the name and address of his parent or guardian and 
the dates of his arrival and departure. Such register shall be 
available at any time for the inspection of the commissioner 
of public welfare or his authorized representative. 

7. Takes Effect. Section 1 of this act, relative to period of 
coverage under the unemployment compensation law, shall 
take effect as of January 1, 1954. The remaining sections of this 
act shall take effect upon the passage of this act. 

[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 262. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR 
STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of forty-four thousand and 
thirty-five dollars ($44,035.00) is hereby appropriated for the 



486 Chapter 262 1953 

purposes and in the amounts specified in this section as fol- 
lows: 

For Laconia state school for equipment 

for bakery $4,500.00 

For the state hospital for alterations to 

bakery and for equipment for bakery 17,000.00 

For state prison: 

For equipment for bakery $7,535.00 

For equipment for laundry 15,000.00 

22,535.00 



Total $44,035.00 



2. Additional Appropriation. The sum of six thousand 
three hundred sixty dollars ($6,360.00) is hereby appropriated 
for additional personal services for custodial care at the state 
hospital for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955. The governor 
is authorized to draw his warrant for the sums appropriated 
under this section out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

3. Use of Funds. The sums as appropriated for each pro- 
ject of section 1 shall be used only as allotted. 

4. Bonds and Notes Authorized. To provide funds for the 
appropriation made by 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 
the sum of forty-four thousand and thirty-five ($44,035.) dol- 
lars and for said purposes may issue bonds and 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 counter- 
signed by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge of the 
faith and credit of the state. The payment of principal and 
interest on bonds or notes issued for the purposes of this act 
shall be made when due, by the state treasurer and shall be a 
charge against the general fund. 

5. Proceeds from Sale. The proceeds of the sale of said 
bonds or notes shall be held by the treasurer and paid out by 



1953 Chapter 262 487 

him upon warrants drawn by the governor for the purposes of 
this act alone. The governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council, shall draw his warrants for the payments from the 
funds provided for herein of all funds expended or due for the 
purposes herein authorized. 

6. Accounts. The secretary of state and the state treasurer 
shall keep accounts of all such bonds or notes countersigned by 
the governor as accounts of other state bonds or notes are kept. 

7. 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 forty- 
four thousand and thirty-five dollars ($44,035.00). 

8. Sales of Bonds or Notes. All bonds or notes except 
short term loans issued under the provisions of this act shall 
be sold (1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertise- 
ment calling for bids has been published at least once in each 
of two successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general 
circulation in New Hampshire and in a financial publication 
of national circulation, the first publication being not less than 
thirty days prior to the day the bids will be received, and (3) 
to the highest bidder. The governor and council may reject 
any or all bids and may negotiate for said sale upon terms 
which it may deem most advantageous to the state. 

9. State Hospital Bakery. From the balance of the appro- 
priation for the new bakery at the state hospital provided bv 
chapter 254, of the Laws of 1951, the sum of eight thousand 
dollars ($8,000.) shall be available until July 1, 1956 for alter- 
ations to the present bakery at the state hospital and for 
equipment for the same. The balance of said appropriation 
provided by said chapter 254, shall lapse as of the date of 
passage of this act. 

10. Contracts. All contracts entered into by the state for 
any of the projects hereinbefore mentioned shall be awarded 
to the lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed bid after 
an advertisement calling for bids has been published at least 
once in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper in general 



488 Chapter 263 1953 

circulation in New Hampshire. The first publication of such 
advertisement shall be not less than fourteen days prior to the 
date bids are received. Contracts shall be awarded in accord- 
ance with section 13, chapter 90-A of the Revised Laws, as 
inserted by part 9, chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

11. Takes Effect, Section 2 of this act shall take effect as 
of July 1, 1954, the remaining sections of this act shall take 
effect upon the passage of this act. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHILD LABOR. 

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

1. Employment Hours. Amend section 23 of chapter 137 
of the Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 23. Hours. Except as pro- 
vided in chapter 212, no minor under the age of sixteen years, 
shall be employed, or permitted or suffered to work at any 
gainful occupation, other than domestic service or work on a 
farm, more than fifty-four hours in any one week, nor more 
than ten and one-quarter hours in any one day; nor before 
the hour of half-past six o'clock in the morning, nor after 
the hour of seven o'clock in the evening, except (1) that boys 
twelve years old or over may deliver newspapers after five 
o'clock in the morning or between four and eight o'clock in 
the evening, and (2) that a boy twelve years old or over may 
act as caddy at golf links. 

2. Prosecutions. Amend section 48 of chapter 137 of the 
Revised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 48. By Commissioner of Labor. It is 
the duty of the commissioner of labor to prosecute offenses 
against the provisions of this chapter. The expenses incurred 
in such proceedings shall be paid by the county. 

3. Penalty. Amend section 39 of chapter 137 of the Revised 
Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 



1953 Chapter 264 489 

the following: 39. Employer. Whoever employs any child, and 
whoever permits or suffers any child under his control as 
parent, guardian or otherwise, to be employed or to work in 
violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter, 
shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or im- 
prisoned not more than thirty days, or both. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 264. 

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION 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 one million six hundred 
seventy thousand two hundred and twenty-three dollars ($1,- 
670,223) is hereby appropriated for the purpose of capital im- 
provements and long term repairs, which purpose includes 
such related improvements, facilities, eqiiipment and furnish- 
ings as are necessary to complete the same, as hereinafter set 
forth. 

2. Estimates of Cost. The estimated cost of capital im- 
provements and long term repairs included in this act are 
as follows: 

1. For administration and control: 

Rewiring state house feeder circuits $15,000 

Rewiring state house and fixtures 35,500 

Annex parapets 17,500 

Repairs state house windows 4,000 

State house pointing 20,000 

State library pointing 9,200 

Annex 1st— 4th hall partitions 16,400 

State house 1st corridor partitions 3,600 

$121,200 



490 Chapter 264 1953 

II. 





Chapter 


264 




For state 


library: 






Basement workroom 




$6,000 


Stacks 


for sub-basement 




24,700 


Supreme court room 




1,000 



III. For forestry and recreation: 

Fire equipment building $35,0Q0 



$31,700 
$35,000 



IV. For state hospital: 

Firestop dairy barn $3,800 

Electrical betterments 21,100 

Kent building floors 16,000 

Roofs on various buildings 36,630 

Power plant alterations 28,000 
Emergency generator or utility tie-in 10,000 

Kitchen alterations 20,000 
* Remodel Thayer and for 

administration 268,000 

Auditorium — gymnasium 250,000 
Remodel farm employees cottage 

into apartments 28,200 



$681,730 
*This amount to be spent in conjunction with funds 
appropriated for this purpose by chapter 254, Laws of 1951. 

V. For state industrial school: 

Heat and hot water, Wilkins building $9,500 
Infirmary Wilkins building 2,500 
Boiler house controls 1,500 
Remodel Riverview 5,000 
Intercommunication system 3,963 
Drainage project 2,000 
Reception, retention, and administra- 
tion building 7,100 
Spaulding condensate line 5,000 
Laundry renovation Wilkins building 3,500 



$40,063 



VI. For state prison: 

High voltage entrance $31,120 

Repairs north wall 2,500 



1953 Chapter 264 491 

Rewiring offices 2,800 

Rewiring warden's residence 2,000 

Guard room 30,000 

Flood lighting 800 

Barns and silos 10,000 

$79,220 



VII. For Glencliff sanatorium: 




Labounty foundations 


$3,000 


Fire protection 


8,780 


Infirmary toilet 


2,800 


Laundry chute 


1,000 


^III. For Laconia state school: 




Rewire five buildings 


$19,150 


Heating system farm house 


1,600 


Heating system Brown farm 


6,000 


Oil burner Sanborn colony 


2,200 


Spaulding building furniture 


4,500 


Marshall house — refurnish 


4,500 


Inspect and rewire primary system 


2,500 


Boiler room 


30,000 


Roads 


10,000 


Alterations to Felker, Blood and 




Sanborn buildings 


25,100 



$15,580 



$105,550 
The appropriation for male ward building provided by 
chapter 254, of the Laws of 1951 shall not lapse until July 1, 
1956 and shall be used for building cottage facilities. 

IX. For Plymouth teachers college: 

Water system Rounds and Lyons hall $7,500 
Purchase of property 30,000 

Auditorium — gymnasium 337,500 

Heating plant 54,000 

Rounds hall 40,000 



X. For state police: 

Heating and electrical system $3,700 



$469,000 
$3,700 



492 Chapter 264 1953 

XI. For adjutant general: 

Manchester armory repairs $13,100 

Berlin roof and painting 5,300 

Dover armory alterations 16,700 

Portsmouth headhouse wall 8,300 

Franklin roof 900 
Roads and drives — Wolfeboro, Mil- 
ford, Peterboro, Somersworth, 
Hillsboro, Lebanon, Littleton 

and No. Haverhill 15,000 

Nashua target range 1,380 

Keene armory alteration 4,300 

Laconia lighting system 1,500 

Claremont roof 9,500 
Plymouth airplane launching area 1,500 



$77,480 
XIL Repairs to Eastern States Exposition 

building at Springfield, Mass. $10,000 

Total $1,670,223 

3. Powers of Governor and Council. The governor and 
council are hereby authorized and empowered: 

L To establish the priority of undertaking the projects 
hereinbefore enumerated: 

IL To transfer funds from any project to any other 
project; 

IIL To delete projects or parts of projects provided such 
deletion is for the public good or is necessary to keep ^sdthin 
the funds appropriated; 

IV. To substitute emergency long term repair projects 
for any of the projects hereinbefore enumerated if such sub- 
stitution is necessary for the public good; and 

V. To cooperate with and enter into such agreements 
with the federal government or any agency thereof, as they may 
deem advisable, to secure federal funds for the purposes hereof. 

4. Funds Provided. For the purposes of this act one million 
six hundred seventy thousand two hundred twenty-three dol- 
lars ($1,670,223) is hereby raised as hereafter provided. 

5. Borrowing Power. The state treasurer is hereby author- 



1953 Cfiapter 264 493 

ized under the direction of the governor and council to bor- 
row upon the credit of the state not exceeding the sum of one 
million six hundred seventy thousand two hundred twenty- 
three dollars ($1,670,223) for the purpose of carrying into effect 
the provisions of this act and for that purpose may issue bonds 
and notes in the name and on behalf of the state of New 
Hampshire. 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 maturities, 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. 

6. Payments. The payments of principal and interest on 
bonds or notes issued hereunder shall be made when due from 
the general fund. 

7. Proceeds from Sale. The proceeds of the sale of said 
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. The governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council, shall draw his warrants for the payments from the 
funds provided for herein of all funds expended or due for the 
purposes herein authorized. 

8. Accounts. The secretary of state shall keep an account of 
all such bonds or notes countersigned by the governor, show- 
ing 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. 

9. Short Term Notes. Prior to the issuance of the bonds 
and 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 hereimder. 
Provided, however, that at no one time shall the indebtedness 
of the state on such short term loans exceed the sum of one 
million six hundred seventy thousand two hundred and 
twenty-three dollars ($1,670,223). 



494 Chapter 265 1953 

10. Sale of Bonds or Notes. All bonds or notes except 
short term loans issued under the provisions of this act shall 
be sold (1) at public sealed bidding (2) only after an advertise- 
ment calling for bids has been published at least once in each 
of two successive calendar weeks in a newspaper of general 
circulation in New Hampshire and in a financial publication 
of national circulation, the first publication being not less 
than thirty days prior to the day the bids will be received, and 
(3) to the highest bidder. The governor and council may 
reject any or all bids and may negotiate for said sale upon 
terms which it may deem most advantageous to the state. 

11. Contracts. All contracts entered into by the state for 
any of the projects hereinbefore mentioned shall be awarded 
to the lowest responsible bidder submitting a sealed bid after 
an advertisement calling for bids has been published at least 
once in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper in general 
circulation in New Hampshire. The first publication of such 
advertisement shall be not less than fourteen days prior to the 
date bids are received. Contracts shall be awarded in accord- 
ance with section 13, chapter 90-A of the Revised Laws, as 
inserted by part 9, chapter 5, Laws of 1950. 

12. State Sanatorium. Amend paragraph IV of section 
1 of chapter 254 of the Laws of 1951 by striking out the words 
and figures "Pasteurization $10,000" and by striking out the 
words and figures "Sand filter and chlorination $10,000" and 
inserting in place thereof the words and figures, Alteration 
to milk room, Water and sewerage systems $20,000. The appro- 
priation for the state sanatorium provided in said paragraph 
IV shall not lapse but shall be available for expenditure for 
the purposes herein specified until June 30, 1955. 

13. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 265. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SALARIES OF UNCLASSIFIED STATE OFFI- 
CIALS, AND ESTABLISHING CERTAIN POSITIONS. 

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



1953 Chapter 265 495 

I. Salaries Established. The annual salaries for the posi- 
tions set forth shall be established as follows: 

I. Governor $12,000 

Council $20. per diem 

Each justice of the supreme court $12,000 

Each justice of the superior court $12,000 

II. Minimum Maximum 



Adjutant general $7,500 $8,625 

Assistant attorney general (three) 7,000 8,050 
Assistant commissioner, public 

works and highways 8,000 9,200 

Assistant director of recreation 5,500 6,325 

Assistant state librarian 5,000 5,750 
Assistant superintendent, state 

hospital 7,500 8,625 

Attorney general 9,000 10,350 

Bank commissioner 7,500 8,625 

Business supervisor 6,500 7,475 

Chairman, water resources board **5,500 6,325 
Clerk of supreme court and 

court reporter 6,500 7,475 

Commandant, Soldiers' Home 3,800 4,370 

Commissioner of agriculture 7,500 8,625 

Commissioner of education 9,000 10,350 

Commissioner of public welfare 9,000 10,350 
Commissioner, public works and 

highways 9,000 10,350 

Comptroller 9,000 10,350 

Deputy attorney general 8,000 9,200 

Deputy bank commissioners (two) 5,500 6,325 
Deputy commissioner, public works 

and highways 8,000 9,200 

Deputy director of personnel 6,000 6,900. 

Deputy insurance commissioner 6,500 7,475 

Deputy motor vehicle commissioner 6,500 7,475 

Deputy secretary of state 6,000 6,900 

Deputy state treasurer 5,500 6,325 
Deputy superintendent, 

industrial school 4,500 5,175 

Deputy warden, state prison 4,500 5,175 

Director, division of accounts 6,500 7,475 



496 Chapter 265 1953 

Director, division of employment 

security 7,500 8,625 

Director, division of purchase and 

property 
Director of aeronautics 
Director of civil defense 
Director, fish and game department 
Director, mental hygiene and child 

guidance clinics 
Director of personnel 
Director of probation 
Director of recreation 
Director, veterans council 
*Executive director of planning 

and development 
Insurance commissioner 
Labor commissioner 
Liquor commissioners (three) 
Motor vehicle commissioner 
Parole officer 

President, teachers college (two) 
Public utilities commissioners 

(three) 
Secretary of state 
Secretary, tax commission 
State fire marshal 
State forester 
State health officer 
State librarian 
State veterinarian 
State treasurer 

Superintendent, industrial school 
Superintendent, Laconia state 

school 
Superintendent, state hospital 
Superintendent, state police 
Superintendent state sanatorium 
Tax commissioners (two) 
Warden, state prison 

*There shall be no funds appropriated under this act for the 
current biennium for this office. 

**Any additional funds which may become available to the 



7,000 


8,050 


6,000 


6,900 


4,500 


5,175 


6,500 


7,475 


7,500 


8,625 


7,000 


8,050 


5,500 


6,325 


7,000 


8,050 


4,000 


4,600 


7,500 


8,625 


7,500 


8,625 


6,500 


7,475 


7,000 


8,050 


7,500 


8,625 


5,000 


5,750 


7,500 


8,625 


8,000 


9,200 


7,000 


8,050 


7,500 


8.625 


5,500 


6,325 


7,000 


8,050 


9,000 


10,350 


6,000 


6.900 


7,000 


8,050 


7,000 


8,050 


6,500 


7,475 


7,500 


8,625 


9,500 


10,925 


7,500 


8,625 


7,500 


8,625 


6,500 


7,475 


6,500 


7,475 



1953 Chapter 265 497 

water resources boaid on account of additional projects, may 
be used to increase the salary of the chairman of said board 
by such amount as may be determined by the governor and 
council. 

2. Automatic increases. I. Effective July 1, 1953, the an- 
nual salary of each official holding any of the positions named 
in section 1 shall be the minimum salary provided for therein 
except as otherwise provided. Any such official whose salary 
on June 30, 1953 is in excess of said minimum provided for 
his position shall be placed at the next higher step in the 
range and shall be entitled to any increase provided for herein 
until the maximum is reached. Provided further that any such 
official having had ten years or more continuous service for the 
state shall be placed at the next higher step in the range. 

II. Any official whose salary upon placement in the new 
salary range is less than that of a classified employee in his 
department shall be placed at the next higher step in range 
above said classified employee and shall be entitled to any 
increase provided for herein until the maximum is reached. 

3. Yearly Service Increases. For each year after July I, 
1953, upon recommendation of the appointing authority, the 
holder of any position mentioned in paragraph II of section 
1 shall be entitled to an annual increase in salary amounting 
to one-fifth of the difference between the minimum and maxi- 
mum salary for said position but in no case shall the total salary 
exceed the maximum as herein established. 

4. Present Incumbents. Nothing herein shall be construed 
as affecting the present tenure of office for officials herein men- 
tioned. In case of transfer of a classified employee to the desig- 
nation of unclassified official the incumbent employee shall be 
deemed to be continued in office. In case of transfer of an 
unclassified official to the designation as a classified employee 
the incumbent shall be deemed to continue such position with- 
out examination or approval of personnel commission. 

5. Long Service Officials. Nothing herein contained shall 
be construed to affect the additional compensation for long 
service employees and officials who shall be entitled to such 
additional compensation in addition to their salaries as set 
forth in this act. 

6. Maintenance. In addition to the above mentioned sal- 



498 Chapter 265 1953 

aries the following positions shall carry with them mainte- 
nance: Superintendent and assistant superintendent, state hos- 
pital; superintendent and deputy superintendent, industrial 
school; warden and deputy warden, state prison; presidents, 
teachers colleges and the superintendents of Laconia state 
school and state sanatorium and commandant of the New 
Hampshire Soldier's Home. 

7. New Appointments. In case of new appointments to 
fill occurring vacancies entrance salaries shall be at the mini- 
mum of the proposed ranges unless upon recommendation of 
the appointing authority the governor and council establish, 
after due and proper investigation as to qualifications, a dif- 
ferent entrance salary which in no case is to exceed the mid 
point of the new salary ranges. 

8. Supreme and Superior Court Justices. Beginning July 
1, 1953, the annual salaries for each justice of the supreme 
and superior courts shall be $12,000. 

9. Comptroller. Amend section 22 of chapter 23-A of the 
Revised Laws, as inserted by part 6, chapter 5, Laws of 1950, 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: 22. Farm Supervisor. In the department of ad- 
ministration and control there shall be a farm supervisor. Said 
supervisor shall be appointed by the comptroller, with the 
approval of the commissioner of agriculture and the business 
supervisor, and his salary shall be set in accordance with said 
classification plan. 

10. Repeal. Sections 23, and 24, of chapter 23-A of the 
Revised Laws, as inserted by part 6, chapter 5, Laws of 1950, 
relative to removal and salary of the farm supervisor, are 
hereby repealed. 

11. Forestry and Recreation Commission. Amend chapter 
233 of the Revised Laws by inserting after section 3 the fol- 
lowing new section: 3-a. Assistant Director of Recreation. The 
director shall, with the approval of the commission, appoint 
an assistant director of recreation. Said assistant director shall 
perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the director 
of recreation and during the absence or disability of said direc- 
tor such assistant shall perform all the duties of the director. 

12. State Hospital. Amend chapter 17 of the Revised Laws 



1953 Chapter 265 499 

by inserting after section 2 the following new sections: 2-a. 
Superintendent. The board of trustees of the state hospital, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, shall 
appoint a superintendent of said hospital. The superintendent 
sliall be the executive head of the state hospital. 2-b. Assistant 
Superintendent. The superintendent of the state hospital, 
subject to the approval of the board of trustees, shall appoint 
an assistant superintendent. Said assistant superintendent shall 
perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the super- 
intendent and during the absence or disability of said super- 
intendent such assistant shall perform all the duties of the 
superintendent. 

13. Personnel. Amend section 9 of chapter 27-B of the 
Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 9, Laws of 1950, by strik- 
ing out said section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: 9. Deputy Director. The director, subject to the approval 
of the commission, shall appoint a deputy director of person- 
nel. Said deputy shall perform such duties as may be assigned 
to him by the director and during the absence or disability 
of the director he shall perform all the duties of the office of 
director. 

14. The State Prison. Amend section 5, chapter 464, Re- 
vised Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 5. Deputy Warden. The warden, sub- 
ject to the approval of the trustees, shall appoint a depiuy 
warden. Said deputy warden shall perform such duties as may 
be assigned to him by the warden and in case of the absence, 
death, removal, or resignation of the warden, said deputy shall 
exercise the powers of the warden and be subject to his duties 
and liabilities until a warden is duly appointed and qualified. 

15. Repeal of Laws. Chapter 250 of the Laws of 1947, as 
amended by chapter 316, Laws of 1949, and sections 6, 7 and 
8 of chapter 246, Laws of 1951, and all acts or parts of acts 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby re- 
pealed. 

16. Appropriation. The sum of sixty-five thousand dollars 
($65,000.) or so much as may be necessary, for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1954, and the sum of eighty-six thousand 
dollars ($86,000.) or so much as may be necessary, for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, are hereby appropriated to 



500 Chapter 266 1953 

provide the funds for salary increases provided for herein. 
The comptroller is hereby authorized to determine what part 
of the said appropriations hereunder shall be a charge upon 
the highway funds, federal funds and fish and game funds, 
respectively and the balance of said appropriations shall be a 
charge upon the general funds. 

17. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 
1953. 
[Approved June 19. 1953.] 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF LEGISLATIVE ATTACHES 
AND OTHERS, DUTIES OF TAX COMMISSION, CONNECTICUT RIVER 
FLOOD CONTROL, LEGISLATIVE BUDGET ASSISTANT, STATE FLAG 
AND FORESTRY DIVISION, REIMBURSEMENT FOR MILEAGE, WEIRS 
BEACH, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEES. 

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

1. Legislature. Amend section 23 of chapter 9 of the Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 89 of the Laws 
of 1945, section 1, chapter 271 of the Laws of 1947 and section 
1, chapter 2 of the Laws of 1953 by striking out the figures 
"6.50" and inserting in place thereof the figures, 7.50; by strik- 
ing out the figure "6" and inserting in place thereof the figure. 
9; and by striking out the figure "5" and inserting in place 
thereof the figure, 6, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 23. Attaches. The compensation of the following 
attaches of the senate and house of representatives shall be ser- 
geant-at-arms, $7.50 a day; custodian of mails and supplies, $9 
a day; messengers, assistant messengers, telephone messengers, 
library messengers, doorkeepers, wardens and assistant wardens, 
pages and chaplain, $6 a day; each for six days a week. 

2. Stenographers. Amend section 23-a of chapter 9 of the 
Revised Laws as inserted by section 1 , chapter 1 , of the Laws of 
1947 and amended by section 2 of chapter 85 of the Laws of 
1951 by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 23-a. Legislative Service Assistants. The com- 



1953 Chapter 266 501 

pensation of the legislative service assistants of the senate and 
house of representatives shall be as follows: For the Chief 
Assistant ten dollars a day, provided, that for every five regular 
sessions of service, an additional one dollar a day shall be added 
until a maximum of thirteen dollars a day; for other assistants 
eight dollars a day for the first session of service and fifty 
cents a day additional for each succeeding session of service 
until a maximum of ten dollars a day, provided, that for 
every five regular sessions of service, an additional one dollar 
a day shall be added until a maximum of twelve dollars a day; 
each for six days a week. 

3. Mileage Clerk. Further amend said chapter 9 by in- 
serting a new section after section 23-b as follows: 23-c. Mile- 
age Clerk. The compensation of the mileage clerk of the 
house of representatives shall be as follows: eight dollars a 
day for the first session of service and fifty cents a day addi- 
tional for each succeeding session of service until a maximum 
of ten dollars a day, for six days a week. 

4. Tax Commission Duties. The appropriation made by 
chapter 277 of the Laws of 1951 for the use of the tax commis- 
sion in connection with invoices of selectmen relative to cer- 
tain exempt property shall not lapse but shall be available to 
the tax commission for analysis, correlation and tabulation 
of facts and information received by it as a result of the listing 
of such property. The tax commission is hereby authorized to 
employ such assistance, within the limits of said appropriation, 
as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes hereof. 

5. Connecticut River Valley Flood Control. The sum of 

one thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1954, and a like sum for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1955, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions 
of Article VII of the compact or agreement relating to pay- 
ment by the state to the Connecticut River Valley Flood 
Control commission of the proportionate share of the state 
in the expenses of said commission, established by chapter 
202, Laws of 1951. For the purposes of section 5 of said chap- 
ter 202 an additional sum of one thousand eight hundred 
dollars is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1954, and a like sum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1955. 



502 Chapter 266 1953 

6. Repeal. Section 3, of chapter 256 of the Laws of 1951 
relative to limitation on state printing, publication or binding 
is hereby repealed. 

7. State Flag. Amend chapter 13 of the Revised Laws by 
inserting after section 2 the following new section: 2-a. Powers 
of Governor. The governor is authorized to permit use of the 
state flag at such times and in such manner as may seem to him 
proper and reasonable, upon written application for the same. 

8. Legislative Budget Assistant. In addition to appropria- 
tions heretofore made for the office of the legislative budget 
assistant there is hereby appropriated the sum of sixty-five 
hundred dollars ($6,500) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1954 and the sum of thirty-three hundred dollars ($3,300) for 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, for the employment of 
additional clerical assistance in the office of the legislative bud- 
get assistant, which funds shall not lapse. Said budget assistant 
may assign to the legislative council such clerical assistance as 
may be available. Employees employed by said budget assistant 
under this section or under section 37, of chapter 9 of the 
Revised Laws shall not be governed by the provisions of the 
personnel law. 

9. Forestry Division. In case the federal government shall 
make available to the forestry division of the forestry and rec- 
reation department for its activities any funds in excess of the 
amounts estimated for said activities in the so-called appro- 
priation acts, said division, with the approval of the governor 
and council, may expend such additional federal funds. 

10. Reimbursement for Mileage. The resolution passed at 
the present session of the legislature providing for an interim 
commission to study the various phases of nursing, and a com- 
mittee of five members to study automobile liability insurance 
laws, are hereby amended to provide that the members thereof 
shall be entitled to be reimbursed for actual travel on business 
of the respective commission or committee at the legislative 
rate. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for pay- 
ment of said travel out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

11. Endicott Rock Park. Amend section 5 of chapter 219 
of the Laws of 1951 by striking out the same and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 5. Funds. The money received 



1953 Chapter 267 503 

by the state for said park shall be placed in a special fund. Said 
fund shall be expended by the recreation division of the forest- 
ry and recreation commission for the improvement of Weirs 
Beach prior to July 1, 1955. Plans for said expenditures shall 
be approved by the mayor and city council of the city of 
Laconia. 

12. Classified State Employees. Amend section 2 of chapter 
211, of the Laws of 1953 by adding a new paragraph as follows: 

c. To the annual salary of those law enforcement em- 
ployees regularly working forty-eight hours or more per week 
shall be added compensation equivalent to four hours per 
week or two hundred eight hours per year. Law enforcement 
employees shall include state police, troopers, motor vehicle 
inspectors, liquor investigators and conservation officers. 

13. House Clerk. Amend section 19 of chapter 9 of the 
Revised Laws as amended by section 1 of chapter 85 of the 
Laws of 1951 by striking out the words "four hundred twenty- 
five" in the third and fourth lines and inserting in place there- 
of the words, five hundred, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 19. House Clerk. The compensation of 
the clerk of the house shall be one hundred dollars a week for 
each six-day week of any regular session together with five 
hundred dollars when he files with the secretary of state a 
printed copy of his journal and seventy-five dollars for attend- 
ance according to law at the opening of each session. Said 
sums shall be in full for services performed at such regular 
session. 

14. Takes Effect. The provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 13 
shall take effect as of January 7, 1953. The remaining sections 
of this act shall take effect upon the passage of this act. 
[Approved June 19, 1953.] 

NOTE — Chapter 360, post, is partly a private act and partly 
a public act; see sections 5 and 6. 



CHAPTER 267. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR A STUDY 
OF PROCEDURES IN STATE INSTITUTIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF 

FOODS. 



504 Chapters 268, 269 1953 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That there shall be a special committee to consist of five 
members, one to be appointed by the speaker of the house of 
representatives, one to be appointed by the president of the 
senate and three, one of whom shall be a member of the 
minority party, to be appointed by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council, to make a thorough study 
of the methods and procedures now being used at state insti- 
tutions in the purchase of foods for said institutions. Said 
committee shall serve without compensation and shall make 
a report of its recommendations, if any, to the legislature. 
[Approved January 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 268. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS BY 
PRISON INDUSTRIES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That in order to provide that revenues received by the 
prison industries may be used for current expenses in the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, the sum of fifty nine thousand, 
six hundred and seventy-seven dollars is hereby appropriated 
for current expenses for prison industries, said sum to be a 
charge against the revenues of said department at the state 
prison. This appropriation is to be in addition to any appro- 
priations provided for said prison industries under chapter 
256, Laws of 1951. 
[Approved January 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 269. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF FRANK SHERIDAN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 



1953 Chapters 270, 271 505 

That the sum of two hundred and eighty-two dollars and 
htty cents ($282.50) is hereby appropriated to reimburse Frank 
Sheridan, of Berlin, New Hampshire, for extraordinary ex- 
penses in connection with his services as a member of the 
legislative council. The sum hereby appropriated shall be a 
charge against the appropriation for the legislative council 
provided by chapter 232, Laws of 1951. 

[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 270. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPLEVARD MOTOR TRANSPOR- 
TATION COMPANY, INC. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of three hundred eighty-five ($385) is here- 
by appropriated to reimburse Appleyard Motor Transporta- 
tion Company, Inc., for losses sustained on December 17, 1951, 
in Lancaster, when a vehicle belonging to said company was 
accidentally struck and damaged by a national guard vehicle. 
The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 27 L 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF LESLIE C. HILL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is directed to pay to 
the estate of Leslie C. Hill, representative from Conway, the 
salary due said decedent as a member of the house of repre- 
sentatives. 

[Approved February 12, 1953.] 



506 Chapters 272, 273, 274 1953 

CHAPTER 272. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION TO REIM- 
BURSE THE governor's EMERGENCY FUND. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of eighty-one thousand dollars ($81,000) is 
hereby appropriated to reimburse the governor's emergency 
fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953. This is to re- 
imburse the emergency fund for funds transferred to the 
forestry division of the forestry and recreation commission 
to pay forest fire bills of towns incurred during the Success fire. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 273. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO CLAIM OF FOOTWEAR CENTER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of six hundred sixty-two dollars and ninety- 
nine cents ($662.99) is hereby appropriated to reimburse 
Harold Ladam of Keene doing business as Footwear Center 
for funds erroneously collected from him by the unemploy- 
ment compensation division in 1946, 1947 and 1948. The sum 
hereby appropriated shall be a charge against the funds in the 
unemployment compensation division. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 274. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILDA C. MASSE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred twelve dollars and seventy- 



1953 Chapters 275, 276 507 

five cents ($112.75) be and hereby is appropriated to reimburse 
Wilda C. Masse for damage done to merchandise when a wild 
deer broke into her store at 8 Hanson Street, Rochester, New 
Hampshire on December 23, 1951. The sum hereby appro- 
priated shall be a charge against the funds of the fish and 
game commission. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 275. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
FOR THE DIVISION ON ALCOHOLISM. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000.00) is 
hereby appropriated to meet a deficit in the appropriation for 
the health department for the division on alcoholism for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1953. The governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for the sum herein appropriated out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 276. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE USE OF THE MANCHESTER 

ARMORY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That notwithstanding the provisions of section 105 of 
chapter 143 of the Revised Laws, the adjutant-general is hereby 
authorized, in conformity with such other existing regulations 
as may apply to the use thereof, to permit Rev. J. F. Morin, 
Rabbi A. Hefterman and Rev. Robert P. Wheatly, who have 
formed the Non-sectarian Union To Promote A Fund For The 
Rebuilding of the Burned-Out St. George's Church in the city 



508 Chapters 277, 278 1953 

of Manchester, to use the state armory located in said Man- 
chester, on April 11 and 12, 1953, provided such use will not 
interfere with the use on said dates by military organizations. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 277. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
OF DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Geji- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of twelve hundred dollars ($1200) is hereby 
appropriated to meet a deficit in the appropriation for the 
health department for diagnostic laboratories, for the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 1953. The governor is authorized to draw 
his warrant for the sum herein appropriated out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 278. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO ABATEMENT OF CERTAIN 
PROPERTY TAXES AGAINST CERTAIN TELEPHONE COM- 
PANIES, CAR COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS. 

Whereas, for certain years the state assessed on certain tele- 
phone companies certain property taxes, and 

Whereas, it has been now ascertained that said taxes on 
said companies were in excess of the amounts due or uncol- 
lectible, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and Homse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state through its tax commission hereby abates 
the following property taxes now standing as claims against the 
following companies: 



1953 Chapter 278 509 

North Wilmot Telephone Company 1947 $ 9.27 

1948 12.18 

1949 15.08 

$36.53 



Total abatement 






Chester Telephone Company 


1944 


$61.40 




1945 


74.98 




1947 


107.59 




1948 


129.92 




1950 


150.85 


Total abatement 




Sando^vn Telephone Company 


1944 


$ 6.14 




1945 


13.04 




1946 


34.70 




1947 


44.52 




1948 


56.84 




1950 


68.96 


Total abatement 




\Vashington and Cherry Valley 






Telephone Co. 


1944 


$67.54 




1945 


32.60 


Total abatement 




Keith Railway Equipment Co. 


1943 


$12.03 


Cambridge — H. King, Bethel, Maine, 






State tax 


1929 


$ 3.18 


School tax 


1929 


5.25 


State tax 


1930 


3.18 


School tax 


1930 


5.25 


State tax 


1931 


2.68 


School tax 


1931 


5.25 



$524.74 



$224.20 



$100.14 



Total abatement $24.79 

Hale's Location — Whitman Duprey, 
Berlin, N. H. 

State tax 1934 $ 0.23 

School tax 1934 0.35 



Total abatement $ 0.58 

[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



!510 Chapters 279, 280, 281 1953 

CHAPTER 279. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF LLOYD FLINT. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is directed to pay 
to the estate of Lloyd Flint the balance of salary due said 
decedent as a member of the house of representatives. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 280. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO LOOKOUT TOWER ON CROTCHED 

MOUNTAIN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the forestry division of the forestry and recreation 
department is hereby directed to maintain the lookout tower 
on Crotched Mountain in Francestown during any periods 
of the year when in its opinion hazardous fire conditions pre- 
vail. The sum of one thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300) 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, the sum of one thou- 
sand six hundred dollars ($1,600) for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1954, and the sum of one thousand six hundred dol- 
lars ($1,600) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955 are hereby 
appropriated to be expended by the forestry division for the 
purpose of repairing said tower and providing for the main- 
tenance of the same during such periods as said provision shall 
be necessary. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrants for the sums hereby appropriated out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 281. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL. 



1953 Chapter 282 511 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of thirty-three thousand nine hundred and 
eighty-four dollars ($33,984) is hereby appropriated to meet a 
deficit in the appropriation for the health department, for 
communicable disease control, for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1953. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
the sum herein appropriated out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 6, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 282. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE TOWN OF STEWARTSTOWN IN 
THE COUNTY OF COOS. 

Whereas in the years 1949 and 1950 the selectmen of the 
town of Stewartstown assessed the county farm of the county 
of Coos in said town in the sum of fifty-nine thousand one hun- 
dred thirty dollars ($59,130), and 

Whereas the county by action in the superior court ob- 
tained an abatement of a portion of the taxes so assessed in the 
year 1949 in the amount of forty-seven thousand dollars ($47,- 
000), and 

Whereas the county by said action obtained an abatement 
of a portion of the taxes so assessed in the year 1950 in the 
amount of forty-two thousand dollars ($42,000), and 

Whereas the value as originally assessed by said selectmen 
of Stewartstown was included in the valuation of said town so 
that said town's portion of the county tax was based on a valua- 
tion greater than that from which said town obtained taxes, 
so that said town paid a county tax greater than by law it was 
obligated to do; now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the said county of Coos be authorized and directed 
to refund to the town of Stewartstown in said county the sum 



512 Chapters 283, 284 1953 

of the overpayment of said county taxes paid in the years 1949 
and 1950 in the total sum of three hundred forty-two dollars 
twenty-two cents ($342.22). 

[Approved April 6, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 283. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE COUNTY OF COOS. 

Whereas, under and by virtue of section 18 of chapter 
79-A, Revised Laws, inserted by chapter 295 of the Laws of 
1949, there was no provision made for reimbursement to coun- 
ties for loss of taxes upon growing wood and timber in the 
unincorporated places in the tax year 1950, and 

Whereas, the county of Coos in the tax year 1950 suffered 
a financial loss for the exemption of growing wood and timber 
in the amount of four thousand one hundred ninety-two dollars 
and seventy-nine cents; now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer is hereby authorized to pay to the 
treasurer of Coos county the sum of four thousand one hun- 
dred ninety-two dollars and seventy-nine cents ($4,192.79) from 
the reimbursement fund provided for under said chapter 79-A 
of the Revised Laws. 

[Approved April 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 284. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO INSURANCE ON MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the governor shall appoint a committee of five mem- 
bers consisting of two from the insurance industry, one from 
the state motor vehicle department and two from the general 



1953 Chapters 285, 286 513 

public. This committee shall be charged with conducting a 
study of the automobile liability insurance laws of this and 
other states, and the various plans available to the insuring 
public. The study shall include, but shall not be limited to, 
consideration of the plans generally referred to as merit rating, 
demerit rating, compulsory insurance and unsatisfied judg- 
ment funds. If the committee concludes that the public would 
benefit by changes in the insurance laws of this state, it shall 
report its conclusions and recommendations to the insurance 
committee of the 1955 session of the general court. 

[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 285. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CORA SHARES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated to be paid to Mrs. Cora Shares of Lebanon, mother of 
the prisoner who was killed at the state prison. The sum hereby 
appropriated shall be paid to Mrs. Shares in monthly install- 
ments of forty-five dollars per month. The governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the sum hereby appro- 
priated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 286. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF 
CHESTER W. FRENCH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is directed to pay 
to the estate of Chester W. French of Weare the balance of 



514 Chapters 287, 288 1953 

salary due said decedent as a member of the house of repre- 
sentatives. 

[Approved April 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 287. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION FOR REPAIR OF 

DAMS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That there is hereby appropriated for the purpose of car- 
rying out the provisions of sections 22 to 27, chapter 266, 
Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 235, Laws of 1951, the 
sum of ten thousand dollars for the year ending June 30, 1954, 
and a like sum for the year ending June 30, 1955, and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for said 
sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. The sums hereby appropriated shall not lapse but 
shall be added to the appropriation for the water resources 
board of any succeeding fiscal year to be used for the purposes 
herein contained. 

[Approved April 22, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 288. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR MEMORIALS FOR JOHN STARK. 

Whereas, John Stark of Dunstable, born in Londonderry, 
whose outstanding military training, during the Inter Colonial 
War of 1755 to 1760, coupled with his mental ability and phys- 
ical endurance, gave him the technical knowledge that prepared 
him for the patriotic service to command troops in the War 
of the American Revolution, and 

Whereas, when a colonel he commanded a brigade of two 
New Hampshire regiments at Bimker Hill and with insuffi- 



1953 Chapter 289 515 

cient powder and shot he held the British off and finally with- 
drew his troops in an orderly manner, and 

Whereas, two years later at Bennington, Vermont, having 
become a Brigadier General, he commanded three New Hamp- 
shire and two Vermont regiments and a company of volunteers 
from Massachusetts and his military genius saved New England 
Irom a planned British offensive, and 

WhereaSj, other states have memorialized their heroes at 
Bunker Hill and Bennington, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated toward securing two statues of John Stark and having 
the same erected on the battlefields of Bunker Hill and Ben- 
nington. The governor shall appoint a committee of six con- 
sisting of three from the senate and three from the house to 
confer with the N. H. Society Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, the N. H. Daughters of the American Revolution, the 
Society of Colonial Wars and the Colonial Dames for the 
purpose of having them secure by private subscription 
whatever additional funds may be necessary for said project. 
Said committee shall serve without compensation. The gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the sum 
hereby appropriated oiu of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, provided, however, that this appro- 
priation shall be contingent upon sufficient funds being raised 
by the above named organizations and that the said memorials 
are satisfactory to the governor and council and said organiza- 
tions. 
[Approved April 22, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 289. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LAWRENCE A. WHITE. 

Whereas, Lawrence A. White of Concord, an employee of 
the public works and highways department, and a present 
member of the state retirement system, had sixteen and one- 
half years of state service prior to 1942 when he left state serv- 



516 Chapter 290 1953 

ice due to reduction in forces on account of the war emergency, 
and 

Whereas, he entered war emergency work and at the ter- 
mination thereof applied to the state for reemployment but 
there was no opening for him during the statutory one-year 
period after termination of war service and he was unable to 
obtain a state position until 1948, now therefore 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That Lawrence A. White shall be entitled to prior service 
credit in the state employees retirement system for the sixteen 
and one-half years of service -prior to 1942, and also credit for 
two years of war time service provided that as a condition 
for such prior credit he shall make the payments required by 
paragraph III of section 4 of chapter 27-A of the Revised Laws, 
as inserted by chapter 113, Laws of 1947, as may be determined 
by the board of trustees of the retirement system, and the state's 
share shall be paid to said system and shall be a charge against 
the highway funds. 
[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 290. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ABATEMENT OF RIVER BANK 

EROSION. 

WhereaSj the Saco River and other rivers in the state of 
New Hampshire are continually changing their courses, and 

Whereas, much good farm, forest and improved land is 
being destroyed every year and many homes endangered, and 

Whereas, the flood carrying capacity of our rivers is im-» 
paired by the meandering of our streams and by the filling of 
channels and by the sloughing of river banks, now therefore 
be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the New England-New York Inter-Agency Com- 



1953 Chapters 291, 292, 293 517 

mittee be requested to include in its studies for the state of 
New Hampshire the problem of river bank erosion abatement. 

[Approved April 25, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 291. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A SURVEY AND STUDY OF UTIIJZ- 
ING* ABANDONED ROADS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the forestry and recreation commission is hereby 
directed to appoint a committee of five residents of the state 
to study and survey the feasibility of greater utilization for 
recreational and developmental purposes, the abandoned and 
nearly abandoned roads of New Hampshire and to report 
their findings and recommendations to the next session of the 
legislature. 

[Approved April 29, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 292. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF VOYIN P, STOYKOVICH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) is hereby 
appropriated to reimburse Voyin P. Stoykovich of North Con- 
way for damages to his barn caused by storage therein of salt 
by the public works and highways department. The sum here- 
by appropriated shall be a charge upon the highway funds. 

[Approved April 29, 1953]. 



CHAPTER 293. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MRS. HELEN HUCKINS. 



518 Chapters 294, 295 1953 

Resolved by the Seriate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropria- 
ted to Mrs. Helen Huckins as compensation for the death of 
her son Robert C. Huckins who was killed by a bear on Sep- 
tember 19, 1952, at Crawford Notch State Park. The governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the sum hereby 
appropriated out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved May 8, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 294. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF 
JAMES A. ROBINSON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500) is 
hereby appropriated to the estate of James A. Robinson to 
reimburse said estate for damages occasioned by the highway 
relocation of a portion of route 101 in the town of Amherst. 
The sum hereby appropriated shall be a charge upon the high- 
way funds. 

[Approved May 13, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 295. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF RETA MAY MILLS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of $3,900 is hereby appropriated to compen- 
sate Reta May Mills of Dunbarton, New Hampshire for per- 
manent physical injuries including compound fractures, for 
severe pain and suffering, and bed confinement over a period 
of several months, and for expenses of hospital, medical and 
nursing care in connection therewith, caused by a fall from a 



1953 Chapters 296, 297 519 

defectively marked and maintained culvert header on Route 
# 11, a state highway, in the town of Andover, New Hamp- 
shire in July, 1952. The said sum shall be in full settlement of 
said claim. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum and the same shall be a charge upon the highway 
funds. 

[Approved May 13, 195.3.] 



CHAPTER 296. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
ADJUTANT GENERAL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of nine thousand eight hundred dollars ($9,- 
800.00) is hereby appropriated for the purpose of making al- 
terations in the headquarters building at the state military 
reservation in Concord to accommodate the department of the 
adjutant general, and to pay the expenses of the removal of 
said department from the state house to the reservation. Said 
sum shall be expended by the adjutant general with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council. The governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for the sum hereinbefore named out of 
any money in the treasmy not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 297. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR GRANTING OF SPECIAL CITA- 
TIONS TO STATE EMPLOYEES FOR SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT 

OF STATE SERVICE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That any state employee who shall submit a meritorious 



520 Chapter 298 1953 

and noteworthy suggestion for the improvement of state service 
in general or service of a particular department shall be re- 
warded by a special citation and a grant of money as herein- 
after provided: The governor shall determine the awards for 
state citations which shall carry a grant of fifty dollars each, 
the head of any state department, institution or agency shall 
determine the awards for department citations which shall 
carry a grant of ten dollars each. The sum of three hundred 
dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and a like sum 
for the year ending June 30, 1955, are hereby appropriated to 
be expended by the governor for the purpose of the award of 
state citations. The governor is authorized to draw his warrants 
for the sums hereby appropriated out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. The award of department 
citations shall be a charge upon available unexpended funds 
of the particular department, institution or agency granting 
the citation. 

[Approved May 19, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 298. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR TAKING THE SENSE OF THE 

LEGAL VOTERS OF THE STATE ON THE QUESTION OF CALLING A 

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the secretary of state is hereby directed to insert on 
the official ballots for the biennial election to be held in No- 
vember, 1954, the following question: "Is it expedient to call 
a convention to revise the constitution of this state?" The clerks 
of the several cities and towns of the state are directed to make 
due return of the votes taken in their respective cities and 
towns on the before mentioned question to the secretary of 
state. The secretary of state is hereby directed to make a com- 
plete return to the 1955 legislature of the number of ballots 
for and against the necessity of calling a constitutional con- 
vention. 

[Approved May 20, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 299, 300, 301 521 

CHAPTER 299. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HAROLD E. AND 
MARY F. WENTWORTH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty 
dollars and forty cents ($1,450.40) is hereby appropriated to 
reimbinse Harold E. and Mary F. Wentworth of Dover for 
damages caused to their home by water draining into the cellar 
of the house which drainage was caused by the relocation and 
improvements to the road by the department of public works 
and highways. The sum hereby appropriated shall be a charge 
against the highway funds. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 300. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MARIE AUDET. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of sixty-six dollars ($66) is liereby appro- 
priated to reimburse Marie Audet of Laconia for doctors' 
expenses in connection with an injury she sustained on Octo- 
ber 5, 1952, at Franconia Notch state park. The governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for the sinn hereby appropria- 
ted out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 
[Approved May 21, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 301. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN INTERIM COMMISSION TO 
STUDY THE VARIOUS PHASES OF NURSING. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 



522 Chapters 302, 303 1953 

That there is hereby created an interim commission of 
nine members appointed as follows to study and report on all 
phases of nursing with particular reference to the possibilities 
of broadening the concepts of nursing education. The com- 
mission shall be appointed as follows: Six members appointed 
by the governor, two members appointed by the speaker of the 
house of representatives from the membership of the house 
and one member appointed by the president of the senate from 
the membership of the senate. It shall be the duty of the com- 
mission to investigate, and study the problems hereinbefore 
stated and to report its recommendations to the governor and 
council not later than December 1, 1954. 

Members of said commission shall serve Avithout com- 
pensation or reimbursement for expenses. 
[Approved May 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 302. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF 
HENRY M. MOFFETT. 

Resolved by the Seriate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is instructed to 
pay to the estate of Henry M. Moffett of Berlin the balance 
of salary due said decedent as a member of the house of repre- 
sentatives. 
[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 303. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF 
WILLIAM B. GUSHING. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is instructed to 



1953 Chapters 304, 305 523 

pay to the estate of William B. Gushing of Deny the })alance 
of salary due said decedent as a member of the house of repre- 
sentatives. 

[Approved June 5, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 304. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF RICHARD R. GLINES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) is hereby 
appropriated to reimburse Richard R. dines of Jefferson for 
injuries sustained by him while acting as a volunteer fireman 
in the town of Carroll at a fire which occurred April 7, 1945. 
The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the sum 
hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 305. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES F. MACEY_, EMPLOYEE OF 
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Whereas, on October 17, 1951, Charles F. Macey, an em- 
ployee of the state hospital, was injured while performing his 
duties as a mason at said institution; and 

Whereas, the said Macey's accumulated sick leave of forty- 
four days, plus five and one-half days of annual leave, started 
on November 5, 1951 and terminated on January 9, 1952; and 

Whereas, from January 10, 1952 through April 30, 1953, 
the said Macey received $587.17 in excess of the compensation 
prescribed by the statutes of this state; and 

Whereas, no further compensation may be awarded to the 



524 Chapters 306, 307 1953 

said Macey until said excess of $587.17 has been paid to the 
state; and 

Whereas, the said Macey is without funds as the result 
of his injuries incurred in the course of his employment by the 
state: 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the payment of $587.17 to Charles F. Macey, as ad- 
ditional compensation, is hereby ratified and confirmed, and 
the said Macey is relieved of any obligation to the state of New 
Hampshire for said sum of $587.17. 
[Approved June 10, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 306. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO A STUDY OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN 
THE MOUNT WASHINGTON^ PINKHAM AND CRAWFORD NOTCH AREAS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the forestry and recreation commission is hereby 
directed to make a study of the Mount Washington, Pinkham 
and Crawford Notch areas, for the purpose of providing plans 
to expand the summer and winter sports activities in those 
areas. Said commission shall make a report of its study to the 
1955 session of the legislature. For the purpose of providing 
fimds for the study hereby authorized, the sum of twenty-five 
hundred dollars ($2500) is hereby appropriated to be expended 
by the said commission. The governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the sum hereby appropriated from any 
funds not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved June 10„ 1953.] 



CHAPTER 307. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION OF SUBVER- 
SIVE ACTIVITIES. 



1953 Chapter 807 525 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the attorney general is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make lull and complete investigation with respect 
to violations of the subversive activities act of 1951 and to 
determine whether subversive persons as defined in said act are 
presently located within this state. The attorney general is au- 
thorized to act upon his own motion and upon such informa- 
tion as in his judgment may be reasonable or reliable. He may 
authorize any member of his staff to conduct on his behalf any 
part of the investigation herein provided for and in such event 
and for such purposes any member so authorized shall have all 
of the powers herein granted to the attorney general. 

For the purposes of this resolution, the attorney general 
or any duly authorized member of his staff is authorized to 
sit and act at such times and places during this session of the 
1953 legislature, recess and adjourned periods, and to employ 
such attorneys, experts, clerical and other assistance as may be 
required, to require by subpoena or otherwise the attendance 
of such witnesses and the production of such correspondence, 
books, papers, and documents, and to administer such oaths, to 
take such testimony and to make such expenditures within the 
limitations authorized herein as he deems advisable. The pro- 
visions of section 7 of chapter 193 of the Laws of 1951 shall be 
inapplicable to the investigation provided for herein, and the 
attorney general is hereby authorized to make public such in- 
formation received by him, testimony given before him, and 
matters handled by him as he deems fit to effectuate the pur- 
poses of this resolution. 

The attorney general is directed to proceed ^vith criminal 
prosecutions under the subversive activities act whenever evi- 
dence presented to him in the course of the investigation indi- 
cates violations thereof, and he shall report to the 1955 session 
on the first day of its regular session the results of this investi- 
gation, together with his recommendations, if any, for necessary 
legislation. There is hereby appropriated for the expenses of 
this investigation the sum of ten thousand dollars which shall 
include the cost of printing such report as is provided for by 
this resolution and shall be expended under the direction of 
the attorney general, but nothing herein contained shall limit 
the power of the attorney general to act in cases of reasonable 



526 Chapters 308, 309 1953 

necessity under the provisions of section 1 1 of chapter 24 of the 
Revised Laws. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrants for the sum hereby appropriated out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 308. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF AUSTIN H. REED. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be allowed Austin 
H. Reed of Goffstown for his services as chaplain of the house 
of representatives. The said sum shall be a charge upon the 
legislative appropriation. 

[Approved June 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 309. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LLOVD E. FOGG AND OTHERS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

That Lloyd E. Fogg, sergeant-at-arms of the house be al- 
lowed the sum of $1,087.50; that John S. Ball, sergeant-at-arms 
of the senate, be allowed the sum of $1,110.00; that Robert L. 
Stark, clerk of the house, be allowed the sum of $2,400; that 
Benjamin F. Greer, clerk of the senate, be allowed the sum of 
$2,280: that Francis W. Tolman, assistant clerk of the house, 
be allowed the sum of $2,280; that Frank M. Ayer, assistant 
clerk of the senate, be allowed the sum of $1,920; that Alice V. 
Flanders, house legislative service assistant, be allowed the sum 
of $1,995; that Esther T. Hurd, senate legislative service assist- 
ant, be allowed the sum of $1,440; that Marion C. Colby, house 
legislative service assistant, be allowed the sum of $1,743; that 
Margaret L. Ford, house legislative service assistant, be allowed 



1953 Chapter 309 527 

the sum ol $1,293; that Eileen H. Herman, senate legislative 
service assistant, be allowed the sum of $1,205; that Katherine 
C, Nelson, senate legislative service assistant, be allowed the 
sum of $1,104; that Helen Y. Andrews, judiciary legislative 
service assistant, be allowed the sum of $1,725; that Eleanor C. 
Brown, appropriations legislative service assistant, be allowed 
the sum of $1,769; that Helene H. Wester, speaker's legislative 
service assistant, be allowed the sum of $1,309.50; that Alice P. 
Boutwell, mileage clerk, be allowed the sum of $1,393.50; that 
Roland F. Fuller, custodian of mail and supplies, be allowed 
the sum of $1,347; that Sherman L. Greer, Mabel L. Richard- 
son, Frank B. Clarke and Bertha E. Boutwell, doorkeepers of 
the house, each be allowed the sum of $852; that Oney Russell, 
warden of the coat room be allowed the sum of $862; that 
John W. Todd, assistant warden of the coat room of the house, 
be allowed the sum of $852; that Randolph H. Milligan, assist- 
ant warden of the coat room of the house, be allowed the sum 
of $852; that Carl E. Wallace, library messenger of the house, 
be allowed the sum of $852; that Clarence A. DuBois, tele- 
phone messenger of the house, be allowed the sum of $657.50; 
that Rene Dufort, messenger of the senate, be allowed the sum 
of $862; that George F. Martin, assistant messenger of the 
senate, be allowed the sum of $810; that William J. Clough, 
speaker's page, be allowed the sum of $852; that James Martin, 
page, be allowed the sum of $900; that H. Furber Jewett, page, 
be allowed the sum of $852; that George J. Heon, page, be 
allowed the sum of $862; that Lucie Weston, page, be allowed 
the sum of $852; that Joseph W. Means, clerks' messenger, be 
allowed the sum of $828; that Palmer C. Read, judiciary mes- 
senger, be allowed the sum of $874; that Eugene C. Williams, 
appropriations messenger, be allowed the sum of $863; that J. 
Russell Bickford, be allowed the sum of $180; that Ruth Mao- 
Pherson, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $594; that George 
R. Grant, legislative advisor to the executive department, be 
allowed the sum of $5,065.50; that the superintendent of state 
buildings and grounds be allowed the sum of $1,045.80; for 
extra janitor service. 

The above mentioned sums shall be a charge upon the 
legislative appropriation. 

[Approved June 19, 1953.] 



1953 Chapter 310 529 



PRIVATE ACTS 



CHAPTER 310. 

AN ACT REI.ATIVE TO THE DURHAM HISTORIC ASSOCIATION. 

Whereas, an act was approved July 3, 1851, providing for 
the incorporation of the Durham Historic Association, being 
chapter 1197 of the Laws of 1851, and 

Whereas, it is now desired to continue this association but 
the original members of the corporation are no longer living, 
now therefore 

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

1. Durham Historic Association. Philip A. Wilcox. Philip 
M. Marston, Ada Lundholm, C. B. Wadleigh and John C. 
Tonkin, all of Durham, shall have and exercise all the powers 
of the corporation organized under the provisions of chapter 
1197, Laws of 1851. 

2. Property to Hold. Amend section 2 of chapter 1197, 
Laws of 1851, by striking out the words "to the value of three 
thousand dollars" so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sec. 2. Said association is hereby authorized and 
empowered to purchase, receive, hold and improve personal 
and real estate for the purpose above mentioned. 

3. First Meeting. Any one of the persons named in section 
1 of this act may call a meeting of Durham Historic Associa- 
tion in such manner and at such time and place as he may 
judge proper. 

4. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 19, 1953.] 



530 Chapters 311, 312, 313 1953 

CHAPTER 311. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE BIENNIAL ELECTION IN THE TOWN OF 

PLAINFIELD. 

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 in the town of Plainfield on the fourth 
day of November, 1952, are hereby legalized, ratified and con- 
firmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 312. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LONDONDERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO 
EXCEED ITS LIMITS OF BONDED INDEBTEDNESS. 

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

1. Londonderry. The school district of the town of Lon- 
donderry is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness to an 
amount not exceeding seven per cent of its assessed valuation 
for the purpose of raising and appropriating money for the 
construction and equipment of a new school building or an 
addition to present schools. The money raised and appropria- 
ted under the provisions hereof shall not be included as a 
part of the debt of the town in ascertaining and fixing the 
net debt of said town. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 26, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 313. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TRUSTEES OF BREWSTER FREE ACADEMY. 

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



195.S Cfiapter .'U3 531 

1. Brewster Free Academy. Amend section 3 of chapter 
167 of the Laws of 1887, as amended by section 1. chapter 333 
of the Laws of 1951 by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: Sect. 3. The board of trustees 
shall hereafter be composed of fifteen members, four of whom 
shall be members ex officio and eleven of whom shall be selec- 
ted and elected as hereinafter provided. The four ex officio 
members shall be the three trustees under the seventh or 
residuary clause in the will of John Brewster and a member 
of the school board of Wolfeboro to be selected from said 
school board in June of each year by the board of trustees by 
majority of ballots cast by said board of trustees. The trustees 
imder said will and their several successors in said trust under 
said will shall each be trustees of the academy so long as they 
severally remain trustees under said will. The member of said 
school board of Wolfeboro so selected shall be a trustee for one 
year from the date of his selection. He may be eligible for 
selection for a further like term or terms providing he re- 
mains a member of said school board of Wolfeboro but shall 
have no vote in said selection. The remaining eleven trustees 
shall be those eight elected trustees now serving, who shall 
complete the terms for which they have been elected hereto- 
fore, and three additional trustees to be hereafter elected. 
Thereafter, as the term of one of the said eleven elected trus- 
tees shall expire each year, at the annual meeting of each year 
a trustee shall be elected by the board to take the place of the 
retiring member. Provided however, that there shall be at all 
times three members of the board of trustees who are resi- 
dents of the town of Wolfeboro. The retiring member shall 
be eligible for reelection but shall have no vote in such elec- 
tion. If a vacancy shall occur among the aforesaid eleven trus- 
tees or their successors or the selected trustee from the school 
board of said Wolfeboro, the board shall select and elect a 
trustee to serve for the unexpired balance of the affected term. 
The principal of the academy shall be elected by the board 
of trustees and shall attend meetings of the board of trustees 
but shall not have a vote therein. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



532 Chapters 314, 315 1953 

CHAPTER 314. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CHANGE OF NAME OF THE BERLIN BUILD- 
ING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION. 

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

1. Berlin Building and Loan Association. The name of 
the Berlin Building and Loan Association, a voluntary asso- 
ciation duly established under the laws of the state on Septem- 
ber 11, 1890, and legalized, ratified and confirmed on March 
14, 1935, is hereby changed to Berlin Co-operative Bank. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 315. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BERLIN MILLS RAILWAY, INC. 

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

1. Incorporators. That Leslie S. Bell of Gorham, New 
Hampshire, Arthur J. Bergeron, William H. Colbath, J. Clare 
Curtis, Emmett J. Kelley, Carl Morin and Howard T. Wood- 
ward of Berlin, New Hampshire, their associates, successors 
and assigns are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Berlin Mills Railway, Inc. Said corporation shall be vested 
with all the rights, privileges, and powers, and subject to all the 
liabilities, duties, obligations and restrictions of railroad cor- 
porations established under and regulated by the laws of the 
State of New Hampshire. 

2. Powers. Said corporation is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to acquire by lease, purchase or other agreement, 
hold, own, operate and maintain all or part of the railroad 
properties, trackage, rights of way, lands, buildings, bridges, 
equipment or other appurtenances, related rights whether con- 
tractual or assured by operation of law, good will, and any or 
all other assets not before specifically mentioned, of the Berlin 
Mills Railway, a common carrier by rail heretofore operated as 



1953 Cmaptkr 316 533 

a separate and distinct department of Brown Company in the 
city of Berlin and town of Gorham, New Hampshire. 

3. Exception. Said corporation shall be relieved from com- 
pliance with the procedure outlined by law for provisional 
railroad corporations. 

4. Capital Stock. The capital stock of said corporation shall 
not exceed $800,000, and shall be divided in 8,000 shares of 
common stock of the par value of $100 each. Said corporation 
is hereby authorized to issue said stock for its equivalent value 
in cash or equipment. 

5. Board of Directors. The board of directors shall consist 
of seven persons, who shall be elected annually by the stock- 
holders. A majority of the directors shall be residents of New 
Hampshire. 

6. First Meeting. Any two of the grantees herein named 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by publication, 
or by giving personal notice to the other grantees, at least one 
week prior to the day of meeting. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 316. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO HOMESTEAD IN LANDAFF SET OFF TO LISBON 
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

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

1. Lisbon Schools. The homestead of Norman Gilbert in 
the town of Landaff is hereby disannexed from the school dis- 
trict of Landaff and annexed to the Lisbon special district No. 
1 for school purposes. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



534 Chapters 317, 318 1953 

CHAPTER 317. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION OF CERTAIN 
PROPERTY OF THE CONCORD POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. 

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

1. Tax Exemption. All the real property of the Concord 
Police Benevolent Association located in the city of Concord 
and used in connection with the Addison Boys Club shall be 
exempt from taxation so long as said property is used as at 
present as a public charity for boys. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 12, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 318. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE POWERS OF RIVIER COLLEGE. 

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

1. Rivier College. The powers of Rivier College, an in- 
stitution of learning established pursuant to "An Act to in- 
crease the powers of the Convent de la Presentation de Marie" 
approved April 3, 1935, chapter 294, Laws of 1935, and or- 
ganized as a corporation under chapter 272 of the Revised 
Laws pursuant to an act in relation to Rivier College approved 
June 26, 1947, chapter 391, Laws of 1947, are hereby increased 
so that the said college may confer such degrees and diplomas 
upon the graduates therefrom as are conferred by institu- 
tions of like character. 

2. Conferring of Degrees and Honors. Section 1 of chapter 
294, Laws of 1935 and Article II of the articles of agreement 
of Rivier College are hereby amended by striking out the 
following clause: "to confer upon the graduates thereof the 
degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of 
education, bachelor of music, and other degrees and diplomas 
of similar grades" and substitute therefore the following: to 
confer such degrees and diplomas upon the graduates there- 
from as are conferred by institutions of like character. 



1953 Chapters 319, 320 535 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 17, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 319. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO FILLING VACANCY IN OFFICE OF CITY 
MANAGER OF PORTSMOUTH. 

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

1. Portsmouth City Manager. Amend chapter 398, Laws 
of 1947, by inserting after section 25 the following new sec- 
tion: 25-a. Vacancy. If the office of city manager shall be 
vacant for any cause, the city council may appoint an acting 
manager to serve at the pleasure of the council for not more 
than ninety days and shall appoint a permanent manager in 
accordance with section 23 ^vithin ninety-one days of the date 
of the vacancy. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 320. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF PORTSMOUTH. 

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

1. Portsmouth Charter. Amend section 18 of chapter 398, 
Laws of 1947, by inserting after the word "month" in the sec- 
ond line the words, providing when said first Thursday shall 
fall on a legal holiday the meeting shall be held on the second 
Thursday of the month, so that the section as amended shall 
read as follow^s: 18. Meetings. All meetings of the council 
shall be public. Regular meetings shall be held at seven 
o'clock in the evening on the first Thursday of each month, 
providing ^vhen said first Thursday shall fall on a legal holiday 
the meeting shall be held on the second Thursday of the same 



536 Chapters 321, 322 1953 

month, and at such other times as are required by this charter. 
Special meetings may be had upon notice delivered to each 
councilman by the city clerk at the request of the mayor, the 
manager or a majority of the councilmen. The council shall 
establish its own rules. A majority of the council shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 321. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN FREMONT. 

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

1. Election Legalized. The election of officers at the an- 
nual town meeting held in the town of Fremont on the tenth 
day of March, 1953, is hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 322. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO POWERS OF EXETER WATER DEPARTMENT. 

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

1. Exeter Water Department. Exeter Water Department, 
of the town of Exeter, is hereby authorized to supply water to 
that portion of the town of Stratham Avhich lies within the 
area of one mile on each side of that portion of the highway 
known as Portsmouth Avenue running from the Stratham- 
Exeter line to the point where routes 101 and 108 divide, pro- 
vided such supply of water to said part of Stratham is feasible 
and reasonable. The supplying of water to another town as 
herein provided shall not subject the Exeter Water Depart- 



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ment to supervision of the public utilities commission except as 
to the provision of sections 7 to 18, inclusive, of chapter 289, 
Revised Laws, relative to reports, accounts and records. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 323. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE 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 held in the town of New Durham on 
the fourth day of November 1952, are hereby legalized, ratified 
and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 324. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EAST NORTHWOOD CEMETERY 
ASSOCIATION. 

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

1. Dissolution of Corporation. East Northwood Cemetery 
Association, a corporation incorporated in 1866 under general 
law, is hereby dissolved and its charter rescinded. 

2. Distribution of Funds. Any trust funds in the hands 
of the Association shall be forthwith turned over by the person 
having control thereof to the town of Northwood. Said town 
of Northwood will hold said funds and use the income only 
for care of specific lots in East Northwood Cemetery. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1953.] 



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CHAPTER 325. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO BONDED INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF 
PETERBOROUGH FOR WATER-WORKS. 

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

1. Peterborough Water Works. Amend section 6 of chap- 
ter 177 of the Laws of 1895, by striking out the word "sixty" 
in the tenth line and inserting in place thereof the words, tAvo 
hundred and fifty, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized and empow- 
ered, at any annual, special, or biennial meeting, by a major 
vote of those present and voting, to raise by taxation and ap- 
propriate, or to borrow or hire, such sums of money on the 
credit of the town as may from time to time be deemed neces- 
sary and expedient, for the purpose of defraying the expenses 
of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water-rights, 
streams, springs, ponds, lakes, and other rights and property 
as aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining, repairing, 
extending, enlarging, and operating said water-^vorks, such 
indebtedness not to exceed at any one time two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds of the town 
therefore, in such amounts and payable at such time or times 
and at such rates of interest as may be thought proper, and 
may exempt such notes or bonds from taxation when held by 
inhabitants of the town, said notes and bonds to be signed 
by at least a majority of the selectmen and countersigned by 
the town treasurer. 

2. Proceedings Legalized. The votes and proceedings in 
the town of Peterborough at a meeting held March 10, 1953, 
relative to issuance of notes or bonds for the to^vn ^v^ater-works, 
are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 24, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 326. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING CERTAIN ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF RYE. 



1953 Chapter 327 539 

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

1. Votes and Proceedings Legalized. The votes and pro- 
ceedings at the annual town meetings held in the town of Rye 
in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952, relative to method of vot- 
ing and to the election of officers are hereby legalized, ratified 
and confirmed. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 24, 1953.] 



CHAPTER 327. 

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. Salary of Mayor. Amend section 12 of chapter 121 of 
the Laws of 1897, as amended by section 1, chapter 225, Laws 
of 1903, section 1, chapter 327, Laws of 1911, section 2 of chap- 
ter 268, Laws of 1943 and section 4, chapter 340, Laws of 1947 
by striking out in the eighteenth line the words "an annual 
salary of fifteen hundred dollars" and inserting in place thereof 
the words, a monthly salary of two hundred fifty dollars, so 
that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: Sect. 12. 
The mayor of said city shall be chosen biennially at the March 
meeting and shall have a negative upon all 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 of disability, or during a vacancy in said office from 
any cause. The mayor shall receive a monthly salary of two 
hundred fifty dollars. Such salary shall be in full for services 
of every kind rendered and shall be paid monthly. 



540 Chapter 327 1953 

2. City Officials. 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 1915, section 1, 
chapter 320, Laws of 1917, section 1, chapter 268, Laws of 1943 
and section 6, chapter 340, Laws of 1947 by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 14. 
There shall be a board of three assessors. Said mayor shall 
annually appoint, subject to confirmation by the council, one 
assessor who shall hold office for three years. The members 
of the board of assessors shall receive for their services such 
salary as shall be fixed by the city council; said assessors shall, 
have the power to employ necessary clerical help at salaries 
to be fixed by the city council; and said mayor shall also, an- 
nually appoint, subject to confirmation of said council, one 
member of the board of health of not more than three persons, 
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, pay- 
able quarterly; city auditor, collector of taxes, city solicitor, 
highway commissioner, sewer commissioner, inspector of build- 
ings and city engineer; and 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 confirmation as hereinbe- 
fore set forth, such officers or agents as are necessary for the 
good government of the city not otherwise provided for. Pro- 
vided, however, that during such times as the ordinance 
adopted by the city relative to indefinite term of office for the 
chief engineer and assistant engineer of the fire department, 
in accordance with the provisions of section 9-a, chapter 66 of 
the Revised Laws, as inserted by chapter 110, Laws of 1945, 
shall be in effect, the provisions of this section relative to ap- 
pointment of a chief engineer and assistant engineer of the 
fire department shall be suspended. Said council shall receive 
a fee of twelve dollars each for actual attendance at all regular, 
special or adjourned meetings, provided, however, that the to- 
tal sum to be paid to each councilman for attendance at all 
meetings shall not exceed five hundred dollars per annum. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff^ect Feb. 1, 1953. 
[Approved March 30, 1953.] 



1953 Chapters 328, 329 541 

CHAPTER 328. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE BOYNTON COMMON SCHOOL FUND. 

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

1. Beneficiaries. Amend section 2 of chapter 1986, Pam- 
phlet Laws of 1857, by striking out the word "five" and the 
word "fifteen" in line 7 and inserting in place thereof the 
word, six, and the word, sixteen, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 2. The said trustees shall have the 
entire control and management of the Boynton common school 
fund, and shall invest the same in a safe and prudent manner, 
and shall annually pay to the treasurer of said town of Mason, 
in the month of January, the income of said fund, to be di- 
vided among the several districts or common schools in said 
town, in proportion to the number of scholars, between the 
ages of six and sixteen years, in said district or schools. 

2. Ratification. The action of the town of Mason at its 
meeting on March 11, 1952, and the action of the school dis- 
trict of Mason at its annual meeting on March 14, 1952 relative 
to said Boynton common school fund, and the acceptance by 
said town and school district of the provi