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Messengers and extra clerks. Incidental, etc., expenses.
For messengers and additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars.
For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex
ceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. documents, etc.
For postage and expressage on documents, and for printing and mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain state, city and town officials, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun
dred dollars. Preservation of records, etc.
For arrangement and preservation of state records and
papers, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. Registration books, etc.
For registration books and blanks, indexing returns and editing registration report, a sum not exceeding three thou
sand dollars. Regimental
For the purchase of histories of regiments, batteries and other military organizations of the Massachusetts volunteers who served in the civil war, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For the preservation of town records of births, marriages and deaths previous to the year eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars.
Preservation of certain town records.
Pamphlet editions of acts, etc.
Publication of laws, etc.
PRINTING LAWS, ETC. For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars.
For printing a cumulative index of the acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For printing and binding the blue book edition of the acts and resolves of the present year, twelve thousand dollars.
For the newspaper publication of the general laws and of information intended for the public, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.
For the reports of decisions of the supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.
For the purchase of paper used in the execution of the contract for the state printing, a sum not exceeding fiftyfive thousand dollars.
For printing and binding public documents, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.
Reports of decisions, etc.
Purchase of paper.
PRINTING MATTERS RELATING TO ELECTIONS. For expenses in connection with primary elections, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars.
For printing and distributing ballots, a sum not exceeding Ballots. eight thousand dollars.
For blanks for town officers, election laws and blanks and Blanks for instructions on all matters relating to elections, and for the town officers. expense of advertising the state ticket, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.
For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling places Purchase of in the canvass and count of votes, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.
For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes and for Ballot boxes, repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding one thousand etc. dollars. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 11, 1915.
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAYMENT OF Chap. 46
CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE DEATH OF FIREMEN KILLED OR
INJURED IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Payment of appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- account of
death of certain monwealth, as authorized by section seventy-seven of chap- firemen. ter thirty-two of the Revised Laws, for the payment of such claims as may arise in consequence of the death of firemen belonging to the regularly organized fire department of a city or town, or of members in active service of any incorporated protective department, or of any person doing fire duty at the request of or by order of the authorities of a town which has no organized fire department, or of any person performing the duties of fireman in such town, who are killed or who die from injuries received in the discharge of their duties at fires, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 11, 1915.
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND Chap. 47
EXPENSES OF THE LAND COURT. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriapriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth court. from the ordinary revenue, for the land court, for the fiscal
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen
hundred and fifteen, to wit: Judge, salary. For the salary of the judge of the court, eight thousand
dollars. Associate judge. For the salary of the associate judge of the court, eight
thousand dollars. Recorder.
For the salary of the recorder of the court, forty-five
hundred dollars. Clerical
For clerical assistance in the office of the court, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand nine hundred and seventy-five dollars.
For the salary of the court officer for the sessions of the
court, seventeen hundred dollars. Sheriffs' fees, For sheriffs' fees, advertising, surveying, examination of
titles and sundry incidental expenses, a sum not exceeding
Approved February 11, 1915.
(1907, 268; 1908, 43; 1914, 513.) Chap. 48 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION OF PUBLIC WORKS IN
THE TOWN OF MARION. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Commission SECTION 1. The board of sewer commissioners, the on public works for the water commissioners, the office of surveyor of highways, town of Marion the road commissioners and the board of health in the town established. Offices
of Marion are hereby abolished and all the powers vested abolished.
in said boards and surveyor, or any of them, shall be transferred to and vested in a commission to be known as the commission of public works. Said commission shall consist of three members, who shall be elected at the next annual meeting of the town after the acceptance of this act, as hereinafter provided, by the qualified voters of the town by ballot as follows:- One to hold office for one year, one for two years and one for three years, each successive elec
tion thereafter to be for the term of three years. Powers, etc. SECTION 2. Said commission shall have and exercise all
the powers of every nature and be subject to the liabilities and duties vested in and imposed upon the sewer commissioners, water commissioners, surveyor of highways, road commissioners and board of health of the town of Marion under any general or special laws now or hereafter in force,
or by contract or grant from any municipal corporation, person or private corporation, or by virtue of any order or by-law of the town. SECTION 3. The commission shall have authority to May appoint
subordinates, appoint such superintendents and subordinate officers as it shall deem necessary, and to establish their terms of office. The commission shall, subject to alteration by the town, have authority to fix the compensation of said superintendents and subordinate officers, and shall also have authority to employ and discharge such laborers and other employees as, in its opinion, may be necessary to carry out the work devolving upon the commission.
SECTION 4. This act shall not affect any pending suit, Not to affect or any existing contract or obligation, and all duties and litigation. obligations now payable or owing to the board of sewer commissioners or to the water commissioners shall be payable or owed to said commission of public works.
SECTION 5. Said commission shall constitute a depart- Shall ment of the town of Marion within the meaning of the town department. orders and by-laws. The members of the commission shall receive such compensation for their services as the town shall determine.
SECTION 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of Act to be the town of Marion at the annual town meeting in the voters at the present year, or, if this act shall not be passed in season for meeting. the vote to be taken at said meeting, it shall be submitted to the voters of said town at a special town meeting called for the purpose; and, if accepted by a majority of the legal Time of taking voters present and voting thereon, it shall take effect as above provided.
Approved February 12, 1915. (Accepted March 1, 1915.)
(1824, 133; 1906, 113; 1913, 129.) AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FIRST RELIGIOUS Chap. 49
SOCIETY IN ROXBURY.
Approved February 15, 1915.
Chap. 50 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE POLICE COMMISSIONER OF THE
CITY OF MALDEN TO PENSION THOMAS F. DUNN.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Police com- SECTION 1. The police commissioner of the city of Malden to Malden is bereby authorized to retire upon a pension of pension Thomas F. six hundred dollars a year Thomas F. Dunn, who has per
formed faithful service in the police department of said city for over fifteen years and who has now become physically
unfit for useful service therein. To be sub
SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted to the city the city
council of the city of Malden and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority vote of the members present and voting in each branch, and upon approval by the mayor.
Approved February 15, 1915. (Accepted April 20, 1915.)
(1912, 699.) Chap 51
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMIS
SION TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A BRIDGE OVER BLACK'S
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Metropolitan park commis
SECTION 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby construct, etc., authorized to construct and maintain a bridge without a Black's creek. draw over Black's creek, so-called, in the city of Quincy, as
a part of Futnace Brook parkway, and to provide for the
Approved February 15, 1915.
Chap. 52 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND
EXPENSES OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
Appropriations, civil service commission.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for tbe civil service commission, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: