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Death certificates of war veterans to state causes of death, etc.

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in place thereof the following: - Section 10. A physician or officer furnishing a certificate of death as required by the preceding section or by section forty-five of chapter one hundred and fourteen, shall, if the deceased, to the best of his knowledge and belief, served in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in any war in which it has been engaged, insert in the certificate a recital to that effect, specifying the war, and shall also certify in such certificate both the primary and the secondary

or immediate cause of death as nearly as he can state the Penalty. same. For neglect to comply with any provision of this Word "war," section, such physician or officer shall forfeit ten dollars. For

the purposes of this section and of sections forty-five, fortysix and forty-seven of said chapter one hundred and fourteen, the word “war" shall include the China relief expedition and the Philippine insurrection, which shall, for said purposes, be deemed to have taken place between February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and July fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and the Mexican border service of nineteen

hundred and sixteen and nineteen hundred and seventeen. G. L. 114, $ 45, Section 2. Section forty-five of chapter one hundred etc., amended.

and fourteen of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "certificate" in the twenty-sixth line, the words: — If the death certificate contains a recital, as required by section ten of chapter forty-six, that the deceased served in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in any war in which it has been engaged,

such recital shall appear upon the permit, so as to read Permits for as follows: - Section 45. Except as provided in sections

forty-four and forty-six, no undertaker or other person shall bury or otherwise dispose of a human body in a town, or remove therefrom a human body which has not been buried, until he has received a permit from the board of health or its agent appointed to issue such permits, or if there is no such

board, from the clerk of the town where the person died; Permits for and no undertaker or other person shall exhume a human exhumation, etc., of body and remove it from a town, or from one cemetery to human bodies. another, until he has received a permit from the board of health

or its agent aforesaid or from the clerk of the town where Written

the body is buried. No such permit shall be issued until

there shall have been delivered to such board, agent or clerk, to precede

as the case may be, a satisfactory written statement containing the facts required by law to be returned and recorded,

which shall be accompanied, in case of an original interment, Certificate of attending

by a satisfactory certificate of the attending physician, if physician, etc. any, as required by law, or in lieu thereof a certificate as

hereinafter provided. If there is no attending physician, or if, for sufficient reasons, his certificate cannot be obtained early enough for the purpose, or is insufficient, a physician who is a member of the board of health, or employed by it or by the selectmen for the purpose, shall upon application

burial, etc., of human bodies.

statement of certain facts

issuance of permit.

war service of

information as

etc.

amended.

human bodies

make the certificate required of the attending physician. If death is caused by violence, the medical examiner shall Certificate if make such certificate. If the death certificate contains a violence. recital, as required by section ten of chapter forty-six, that Recital as to the deceased served in the army, navy or marine corps of the deceased to United States in any war in which it has been engaged, such pppearsupon recital shall appear upon the permit. The board of health Countersigning or its agent, upon receipt of such statement and certificate, of statement shall forthwith countersign it and transmit it to the clerk of and certificate. the town for registration. The person to whom the permit Furnishing of is so given and the physician certifying the cause of death additional shall thereafter furnish for registration any other necessary to deceased, information which can be obtained as to the deceased, or as to the manner or cause of the death, which the clerk or registrar may require.

Section forty-six of said chapter one hundred G. L. 114, $ 46, and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word “ diligence" in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, the words: -, including, in case the deceased served in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in any war in which it has been engaged, a recital to that effect, specifying the war,

so as to read as follows: — Section 46. No undertaker or Permits for other person shall bury a human body or the ashes thereof burial of which have been brought into the commonwealth until he or ashes thereof has received a permit so to do from the board of health or its commonwealth. agent appointed to issue such permits, or if there is no such board, from the clerk of the town where the body is to be buried or the funeral is to be held, or from a person appointed to have the care of the cemetery or burial ground in which the interment is made, if a record is kept of the names of all persons buried therein, or from a duly appointed superintendent of burials in such town who keeps a record of interments. Such permit shall not be issued until the under- Certificate of taker or other person has delivered a certificate to said to precede board, agent, clerk, superintendent or person having such issuance of care, giving the name of the deceased, his age as nearly as can be ascertained, the cause of death, the name of the town where he last resided or from which the body was brought, or, if the death occurred at sea, the name of the vessel upon which it occurred, and any other facts required for record which could be obtained with reasonable diligence, including, in case the deceased served in the army, navy or marine Recital as to corps of the United States in any war in which it has been

of deceased. engaged, a recital to that effect, specifying the war.

The board of health or its agent, or the superintendent Countersigning or person having such care, shall, upon receipt of such certifi- of certificate. cate, forthwith countersign and transmit it to the town clerk; and if the deceased was a resident of said town, the clerk shall record the same in the books kept for recording deaths; but if the deceased was at his death a resident of any other town within the commonwealth said clerk shall forthwith forward to the clerk thereof a copy of such certificate, who sball record the same.

war service

cemetery or crematory

G. L. 114, $ 47, SECTION 4. Section forty-seven of said chapter one
etc., amended

hundred and fourteen, as amended by chapter three hundred
and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-
one, is hereby further amended by striking out the second

paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: Duties of

Upon the burial, removal, or cremation of a body, the super

intendent or other officer in charge of the cemetery or burial, renova! crematory shall indorse upon the coupon accompanying the or cremation of permit the fact of such burial, removal or cremation, with bodies.

the date thereof, shall make and preserve in the files of the
cemetery or crematory a record of such burial, removal or
cremation, including any recital in the burial permit relative
to service of the deceased in any war in which the United
States has been engaged, and also the location of the grave
or other receptacle of the body or ashes of the deceased, and

sball forthwith return the coupon to the office issuing the Proviso. same; provided, that if there is no officer in charge of the

cemetery or crematory, such duties shall be performed by
the undertaker.

Approved April 14, 1926.

Chap.244 An Act RELATIVE TO THE FEES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF

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CERTAIN MOTOR BUSES USED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF
PERSONS TO AND FROM CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL
SERVICES.

G. L. 90, $ 33, etc., amended.

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Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section thirty-three of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twentyone, by section nine of chapter four hundred and sixtyfour of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended by adding after the word "dollars" in the ninth line the following: --- ; provided, that any such motor bus not municipally owned may also be used for the transportation of persons to and from church and Sunday school services without the payment of additional registration fee, — so that the paragraph included in lines four to nine, inclusive, will read as follows: -- For the registration of every motor truck, motor bus, trailer and semi-trailer unit owned by a city or town in the commonwealth, and used solely for municipal business, and for the registration of any motor bus not so owned but used exclusively under contract for the transportation of school children, two dollars; provided, that any such motor bus not municipally owned may also be used for the transportation of persons to and from church and Sunday school services without the payment of additional registration fee. Approved April 14, 1920.

Fees for
registration
of certain
motor trucks,
motor buges,
etc.

Proviso.

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An Act TO EXPEDITE SENTENCE IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES. Chap.245 Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the General G. L. 279, new Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section three the section after following new section: Section 3A. Not later than seven Expedition of days after a plea of guilty or after a verdict of guilty and in certain criminal any event before adjournment of the sitting at which such cases. plea or verdict has been taken and recorded in a case of felony not punishable by death wherein no question of law has been reported for decision by the supreme judicial court, the district attorney shall move for sentence.

Approved April 14, 1926.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WEBSTER TO BORROW

Chap.246 MONEY FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPAL BUILDING PURPOSES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section 1. In order to meet the cost of constructing a Town of new building or buildings for a town hall, a junior high school Webster may

borrow money and an auditorium, and for remodelling the present high for cortain school building, and for the purpose of originally equipping building and furnishing said new building or buildings, the town of purposes. Webster may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Webster Municipal Webster Buildings Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall Buildings constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in 1920, Act of 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 tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, 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 thirtyeight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. Section 2. This act shall take effect upon

its passage. Approved April 14, 1926.

AN ACT REQUIRING WRITTEN CONSENT FOR CHANGE OF

Clap.247 LOCATION WITHIN A TOWN BY ANY CORPORATION ORGAN

IZED FOR ATHLETIC, SOCIAL OR OTHER CLUB PURPOSES. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws is G. L. 180, $ 28, hereby amended by striking ouť section twenty-six and amended.

Written consent inserting in place thereof the following: Section 26. No
required for
change of corporation organized under general laws for the purpose of
location of
corporations fostering, encouraging or engaging in athletic exercises or
organized for

for the establishment and maintenance of places for reading
athletic,
Bocial or other rooms, libraries or social meetings shall change its location
club purposes.

from the town where it is located to another town within
the commonwealth, nor change its location within any
town, until written consent therefor has been obtained
from the police commissioner in Boston, the aldermen in

any other city or the selectmen in the town where the Copy of corporation proposes to acquire a new location. Such filed with state

consent shall not take effect until a copy thereof, duly secretary attested by the clerk or secretary of the board or officer

consenting thereto, has been filed in the office of the state Revocation of secretary. A change of location by a corporation contrary compliance, etc.

to this section shall be sufficient cause for the revocation
of its charter by the state secretary.

Approred April 15, 19.26.

consent to be

charter for non

G. L. 44, $ 62, etc., amended.

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Chap.248 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS

OF THE LAWS RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL FINANCE.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section sixty-two of chapter forty-four of the General
Laws, inserted by chapter two hundred and fifty-three of
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby
amended by striking out, in the third line, the word “shall”
and inserting in place thereof the following: -, or any
other provision of general law relating to the incurring of
liability or expenditure of public funds on account of any
city, town or district, or any provision of special law relating
to the incurring of liability or expenditure of public funds as
aforesaid, shall, except as otherwise provided, — and by
striking out, in the fourth line, the words “hundred dollars”
and inserting in place thereof the words: --- thousand dollars

or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, Penalties for so as to read as follows: — Section 62. Any city, town or certain violations of

district officer who knowingly violates, or authorizes or
laws relative directs any official or employee to violate, any provision
to municipal
finance. of this chapter, or any other provision of general law rela-

ting to the incurring of liability or expenditure of public
funds on account of any city, town or district, or any pro-
vision of special law relating to the incurring of liability
or expenditure of public funds as aforesaid, shall, except
as otherwise provided, be punished by a fine of not more
than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not
more than one year, or both; and the mayor, selectmen,
prudential committee, or commissioners, shall, and five tax-
payers may, report such violation to the district attorney
who shall investigate and prosecute the same.

Approved April 15, 1926.

Reporting of violations to district attorney, etc.

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