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7 The General Court, which was chosen November 4, 1924; assembled on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, 1926, for its second annual session.

His Excellency ALVAN T. FULLER and His Honor FRANK G. ALLEN continued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, for the political year. of 1926.

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ACTS.

AN ACT VALIDATING THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN THE CITY Chap. 1

THE

YEAR

NINETEEN

HUNDRED

AND

OF CHICOPEE IN
TWENTY-FIVE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. The city election of the city of Chicopee held City election on Tuesday, the first day of December, nineteen hundred in year 1925 and twenty-five and all acts and proceedings of said city and validated. of its boards and officers and all acts of any other persons, in so far as said election, acts or proceedings may be illegal or invalid by reason of the fact that said election was held on the first Tuesday of December instead of on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of December, are hereby made legal and valid. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 6, 1926.

An Act PLACING THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS Chap. 2

OF THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE

LAWS.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Inspector of General Laws, and the rules and regulations made there-buildings of under, shall hereafter apply to the inspector of buildings of placed under

civil service the town of Watertown.

laws. SECTION 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to the voters of said town at its next annual town election to voters, etc. in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the official ballot to be used for the election of town officers: — “Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled 'An Act placing the office of the inspector of buildings of the town of Watertown under the civil service laws', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in answer to said question are in the affirmative then this act shall thereupon take full effect; but for the purpose of such submission it shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 26, 1926.

Chap. 3 An ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF THE STATE

TREASURER IN PROCEEDINGS TO SETTLE THE ESTATES OF

ABSENTEES.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
G. L. 200, $1, Section one of chapter two hundred of the General Laws
amended.

is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol-
lowing: The state treasurer shall be made a party to
every such petition and shall be given due notice of all
subsequent proceedings under this chapter.

Approved January 27, 1926.

State treasurer as party in proceedings to settle estates of absentees.

Nominations of candidates for town offices to be filled at annual town meeting of Grafton to be held in 1926 validated.

Chap. 4 An Act RELATIVE TO THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR

TOWN OFFICES TO BE FILLED AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEET-
ING OF THE TOWN OF GRAFTON TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR

NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. All nominations of candidates for town
offices to be filled at the annual town meeting of the town
of Grafton in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six
made by nomination papers which have been filed with and
accepted by the town clerk of said town in conformity with
section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General Laws, as
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of the
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, if and in so far
as such nominations may be invalid by reason of having
been submitted to the registrars for the purpose of having
the signatures thereon certified, in accordance with the
provisions of section seven of said chapter fifty-three, as
amended by section one of chapter two hundred and four-
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, instead
of in accordance with the provisions of said section, as
finally amended by chapter one hundred and twenty-four
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby
made valid.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 28, 1926.

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Chap. 5 AN ACT TO REQUIRE FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES TO

NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE OF ANY CHANGE
IN THE AMOUNT OF THEIR CAPITAL STOCK OR GUARANTY

OR DEPOSIT CAPITAL.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
G. L. 175, Section twenty-three A of chapter one hundred and sev-
$ 23A, etc.,
amended. enty-five of the General Laws, inserted by section two of

chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen
hundred and twenty-five, as amended by section two of
chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of said
year, is hereby further amended by striking out the last
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: -

of office,

Every foreign company shall forthwith notify the commis- Foreign sioner in writing as aforesaid of any change of its corporate companies to name, of the location of its home or principal office or of notify comthe amount of its paid-up capital stock or guaranty or de- changes in posit capital, and of any amendments to its charter or

name, location articles of incorporation relative to the classes of business it amount of may transact and, in case of a foreign company described in

capital stock

or guaranty section one hundred and fifty-five, of any change of its or deposit

capital, etc. resident manager in the United States, or of the trustees, if any, appointed under section one hundred and fifty-six, or of the location of his or their principal office. Every foreign Filing of company shall, within thirty days after the filing of any such certified notice, or within such further time as the commissioner may setting forth allow, file with him duly certified documents executed and changes, etc. authenticated in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner setting forth any such change or amendment, other than a change of the location of its office or that of its resident manager or trustees.

Approved January 28, 1926.

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE NORMAL ART SCHOOL Chap. 6

TO MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF ART. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section one of chapter seventy-three of the General Laws G. L. 73, $ 1, is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the amended. words "normal art school" and inserting in place thereof the words: — Massachusetts school of art, so as to read as follows: -- Section 1. The department of education, in this state normal chapter called the department, shall have general manage

schools. ment of the state normal schools at Barnstable, Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, North Adams, Salem, Westfield and Worcester, and the Massachusetts school of Name of nor-, art at Boston, wherever said schools may be hereafter located, changed to and of any other state normal schools hereafter established, Massachusetts and of boarding houses connected therewith, and may direct the expenditure of money appropriated for their maintenance.

Approved January 28, 1926.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF FITCHBURG TO BORROW Chap. 7

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING AND ORIGI-
NALLY EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING ADDITIONS TO THE

BURBANK HOSPITAL.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. For the purpose of constructing additions to City of Fitchthe Burbank hospital, a public hospital in the city of Fitch- bure may burg, and originally equipping and furnishing the said addi- for constructtions, said city may borrow from time to time, within a additions to period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums Hospitak. as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Bur- Burbank bank Hospital Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue Hospital Loan,

shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, but no
issue shall be authorized under this act unless a sum equal
to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax
levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but
shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted
in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred
and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-
three.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 1, 1926.

Chap. 8 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TENURE OF OFFICE OF THE CITY

ASSISTANT

CITY

CLERK

OF THE

CITY OF

CLERK AND
EVERETT.

Tenure of office of city clerk and assistant city clerk of Everett. Proviso.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The city clerk and the assistant city clerk of the city of Everett, and their successors in office, shall hold office continuously during good behavior unless incapacitated by physical or mental disability from performing the duties of their respective offices; provided, that the city council may, subject to the provisions of law governing the removal of civil service employees, remove any incumbent of either of said offices. Any vacancy in the office of city clerk or assistant city clerk in said city shall be filled by election by the city council voting by ballot.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current year.

Approved February 1, 1926.

Vacancies.

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Submission
to city council,
cto.
Proviso.

office of chicf

Chap. 9 An Act PLACING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF DANVERS AND, UNDER
CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF SAID DE-

PARTMENT, UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: Danvers fire SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the department,

General Laws, and the rules and regulations made thereengineer under, shall hereafter apply to the office of the chief engineer placed under civil service of the fire department of the town of Danvers, but the

present incumbent shall continue to hold office without

examination or reappointment.
To apply to SECTION 2. The words “chief engineer of the fire de-
department partment of the town of Danvers” shall be deemed to include
in case, etc.

the chief of the fire department of said town in case sections
forty-two to forty-four, inclusive, of chapter forty-eight of
the General Laws become effective in said town by accept-

laws.

chief of fire

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