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shall present to the general court the reports required by chapter Sixty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, relative to the disposal of sewage in the city of Lynn, is hereby extended to the first Wednesday of January in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. The municipal council of Lynn is hereby authorized to appropriate an additional sum of money, not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the said joint board, in case, in the opinion of the board, an additional sum of money is necessary for the completion of the work required by said chapter Sixty-three.

Approved February 15, 1915.

Acts of Ludwig Johnson as & justice of the peace confirmed.

Chap. 8 RESOLVE CONFIRMING THE ACTS OF LUDWIG JOHNSON AS A

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Resolved, That the acts of Ludwig Johnson as a justice of the peace, between the twenty-ninth day of May and the nineteenth day of August, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of the said office.

Approved February 15, 1915.

Acts of Harry F. Phillips as notary public confirmed.

Chap. 9 RESOLVE CONFIRMING THE ACTS OF HARRY F. PHILLIPS AS A

NOTARY PUBLIC. Resolved, That the acts of Harry F. Phillips of Boston, as a notary public, between the tenth day of October in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and the twenty-ninth day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of the said office. Approved February 16, 1915.

Chap. 10 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE RE

PORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION RELATIVE TO A STATE

UNIVERSITY, Additional

Resolved, That there shall be printed at the expense of the copies of report

commonwealth two thousand additional copies of the report made under chapter one hundred and five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, of the board of education as to the establishment of a state university, of which one thousand copies shall be distributed by the board of education and the remaining one thousand by the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives.

Approved February 17, 1915.

RESOLVE EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE REPORT OF THE Chap. 11

BOARD CREATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING THE
PORT OF FALL RIVER.
Resolved, That the time within which the board created Time for

making report for the purpose of developing the port of the city of Fall extended. River is required, under the provisions of chapter seven hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, to report to the general court is hereby extended until the fifteenth day of February in the current year, and that said board is hereby authorized to continue its work until said date. Approved February 17, 1915.

OTHER

OF

THE

RESOLVE RELATIVE TO EXPENDITURES BY HEADS OF DE- Chap. 12 PARTMENTS AND

OFFICIALS

COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That the heads of departments and other officials Expenditures having supervision or charge of expenditures in behalf of by heads of

departments, the commonwealth for which no appropriations have been etc. made are hereby authorized to continue the said departments and expenditures until appropriations are made therefor, or until the pleasure of the present general court in respect thereto is otherwise made known.

Approved February 22, 1915.

RESOLVE EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE REPORT OF THE Chap. 13

BOARD OF EDUCATION ON THE COMPILATION OF THE LAWS
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Resolved, That the time within which the board of edu- Time for

making report cation is required, under the provisions of chapter forty-six extended. of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, to prepare a compilation of the statutes relating to public education and report to the general court, is hereby extended until February twenty-seventh of the current year.

Approved February 24, 1915.

Chap. 14 RESOLVE AUTHORIZING THE PRINTING OF ADDITIONAL COPIES

OF THE REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMISSION APPOINTED
TO CONSIDER AND RECOMMEND CHANGES IN THE LAWS

RELATIVE TO MORTGAGES, LIENS AND TAX TITLES.
Additional

Resolved, That five hundred copies of the report of the
copies of report
to be printed. special commission appointed, under chapter one hundred

and twenty-one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred
and fourteen, to consider and recommend changes in the law
relative to mortgages, liens and tax titles, be printed, in
addition to those copies already ordered by the general
court, and that the same be delivered to the said com-
mission for distribution and be paid for from the unexpended
balance of the appropriation for said commission.

Approved February 24, 1915.

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of labor laws.

Chap. 15 RESOLVE RELATIVE TO A COMPILATION OF THE LABOR LAWS.
Compilation Resolved, That the commissioner of labor is hereby re-

lieved from making a compilation of the laws of the common-
wealth relative to labor and from recommending amend-
ments thereto, as directed by chapter thirty-six of the
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, it appear-
ing that the director of the bureau of statistics has made
such a compilation, which is now in the hands of the printer,
and that the state board of labor and industries has recom-
mended such changes in the labor laws as meet the approval
of the said commissioner. Approved March 2, 1915.

Compensation for cattle killed, etc.

Chap. 16 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR CATTLE KILLED

AND PROPERTY DESTROYED DURING THE EPIDEMIC OF THE
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not
exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be ex-
pended under the direction of the commissioner of animal
industry for the payment of claims for cattle killed and
property destroyed during the present epidemic of the foot
and mouth disease: provided, that in cases where an appraisal
has already been made by the state department of animal
industry or by the federal department of agriculture, and
assented to by the owner, the payment shall be limited
to fifty per cent of the appraised value; and that in all other

Provisos.

cases the payment shall be limited to fifty per cent of the health value of the cattle, to be determined by the commissioner of animal industry, subject, both as regards cattle and other property, to the rights of arbitration and petition in the same manner as provided by section twenty-six of chapter ninety of the Revised Laws, relative to the destruction of animals afflicted with tuberculosis, so far as applicable; and provided, further, that in no case shall the percentage of value to be paid by the provisions of this act, added to the amount allowed by the government of the United States, exceed the value as hereinbefore determined.

Approved March 9, 1915.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND A REPORT Chap. 17

BY THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION RELATIVE
TO LIGHTS ON MOTOR VEHICLES.

Resolved, That the Massachusetts highway commission is Investigation hereby directed to investigate the necessity and desirability as to lights on

motor vehicles, of regulating the use and character of lights on motor vehicles, etc. and to report the result of its investigation to the next general court on or before the second Wednesday of January, accompanying its report with such recommendations for legislation, if any, as it may deem advisable.

Approved March 9, 1915.

tain expenses.

RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSING THE CITY OF Chap. 18

NORTHAMPTON FOR THE SUPPORT OF SMITH'S AGRICULTURAL
SCHOOL AND NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIES.

Resolved, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be allowed City of Northand paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from bursed for certhe ordinary revenue, to the city of Northampton for the maintenance and support of Smith's agricultural school and Northampton school of industries, in accordance with the provisions of chapter five hundred and five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six.

Approved March 10, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUATION OF AN INVESTI- Chap. 19

GATION OF THE FISHERIES OF BUZZARD'S BAY. Resolved, That the board of commissioners on fisheries and Continuation game is hereby directed to continue its investigation of the of fisheries of fish and fisheries of Buzzard's bay, as provided by chapter one hundred and four of the resolves of the year nineteen

Buzzard's bay.

of investigation hundred and thirteen, with particular reference to the Buzzard's bay. quantities and spawning of edible and non-edible fish fre

quenting the bay.

For the said purposes the commissioners may establish, operate and maintain fish traps or pounds, and may authorize others, under their direction, to establish, operate and maintain fish traps and pounds; and may set, operate and maintain movable or stationary apparatus and boats for taking fish, and may take such other action as may be deemed by them proper for carrying out the purposes of this resolve. The proceeds of the sale of any fish taken under this resolve shall be used in such manner as, in the discretion of said commissioners, will facilitate their investigation.

The commissioners shall report to the general court on or before the second Wednesday of January, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, the result of the investigation, with such recommendations as in their opinion may tend to perpetuate and increase the annual yield of useful fish in Buzzard's bay and its tributaries.

Approved March 11, 1915.

Chap. 20 RESOLVE ESTABLISHING THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY COM

MISSION.

Pilgrim
Tercentenary
Commission.

Resolved, That a commission of seven persons, to be known as the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, to devise a plan for the celebration by the commonwealth of the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth. The commission shall submit its plan for the celebration of the said anniversary to the general court on or before February first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, whereupon the powers and duties of the commission shall cease. The members shall serve without compensation and without any expense to the commonwealth.

Approved March 12, 1915.

Chap. 21 RESOLVE TO PROVIDE FOR INVESTIGATING THE ADVISABILITY

OF TAKING BOSTON ROCK AND OTHER PROPERTY NEAR THE

MIDDLESEX FELLS RESERVATION FOR PARK PURPOSES. Investigation Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission be as to taking Boston Rock in directed to investigate and report upon the desirability and

the cost of taking Boston Rock, so-called, in the city of Mel

purposes.

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