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for citizens: provided, however, that this amendment shall Proviso. not be deemed to authorize the sale of such land or buildings at less than the cost thereof.

Resolved, That the people shall be assembled for the Vote upon purpose aforesaid, in their respective polling places in the article, etc. several cities and towns in meetings to be legally warned, and held on Tuesday, the second day of November next, at which meetings all persons qualified to vote for state officers may give in their votes by ballot for or against said article of amendment; and the same officers shall preside in said meetings as in meetings for the choice of state officers, and shall, in open meetings receive, sort, count and declare the votes for and against the said article of amendment; and the said votes shall be recorded by the clerks of said cities and towns, and true returns thereof shall be made out under the hands of the mayor and aldermen or board having the powers of aldermen, and of the selectmen, or a major part of them, and of the clerks of the said cities and towns, respectively, and sealed up, and, within ten days after the said meetings, transmitted to the secretary of the commonwealth. So far as the same can be made applicable, the provisions of law applicable to the election of state officers shall apply to the taking of the vote on said article of amendment.

Resolved, That every person qualified to vote as aforesaid Question upon may express his opinion on said article of amendment, and the following words shall be printed on the ballot:- Shall the proposed amendment to the constitution, empowering the general court to authorize the taking of land to relieve congestion of population and to provide homes for citizens be approved and ratified?

And if said article shall appear to be approved by a majority of the persons voting thereon, it shall be deemed and taken to be ratified and adopted by the people.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor and the council Examination shall forthwith open and examine the votes returned as votes, etc. aforesaid; and if it shall appear that said article of amendment has been approved by a majority of the persons voting thereon, according to the votes returned and certified as aforesaid, the same shall be enrolled on parchment and deposited in the secretary's office as a part of the constitution of the commonwealth, and shall be published in immediate connection therewith, numbered according to its numerical position, with the articles of amendment of the constitution

YES.
NO.

Governor to isgue proclamation.

heretofore adopted, in all future editions of the laws of the
commonwealth printed by public authority.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor is hereby au-
thorized and requested to issue his proclamation forthwith
after the examination of the votes returned as aforesaid,
reciting said article of amendment and announcing that
the article has duly been adopted and ratified by the people
of the commonwealth, and thus becomes a part of the consti-
tution thereof, and requiring all magistrates and officers
and all citizens of the commonwealth to take notice thereof
and govern themselves accordingly, or that said article
of amendment has been rejected, as the case may be.

Approved May 27, 1915.

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Chap.130 RESOLVES TO PROVIDE FOR SUBMITTING TO THE PEOPLE THE

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION STRIKING
THE WORD "MALE” FROM THE QUALIFICATIONS OF

VOTERS.
Proposed Resolved, That the following article of amendment of the
amendment to constitution, having been agreed to by the last and present
submitted to general court and published in the manner required by the
the people.

constitution, be submitted to the people for their ratification
and adoption:-

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
Article three of the articles of amendment to the constitu-
tion of the commonwealth is hereby amended by striking
out in the first line thereof the word "male".

Resolved, That the people shall be assembled for the purpose article, etc.

aforesaid, in their respective polling places in the several
cities and towns in meetings to be legally warned, and held
on Tuesday, the second day of November next, at which
meetings all persons qualified to vote for state officers may
give in their votes by ballot for or against said article of
amendment; and the same officers shall preside in said
meetings as in meetings for the choice of state officers, and
shall, in open meetings receive, sort, count and declare
the votes for and against the said article of amendment; and
the said votes shall be recorded by the clerks of the said
cities and towns, and true returns thereof shall be made out
under the hands of the mayor and aldermen or board having
the powers of aldermen, and of the selectmen, or a major
part of them, and of the clerks of the said cities and towns,
respectively, and sealed up, and, within ten days after the

said meetings, transmitted to the secretary of the common-
wealth. So far as the same can be made applicable, the
provisions of law applicable to the election of state officers
shall apply to the taking of the vote on said article of amend-
ment.

Resolved, That every person qualified to vote as aforesaid Question
may express his opinion on said article of amendment, and
the following words shall be printed on the ballot:-

Shall the following proposed amendment to the constitution, enabling women to vote, be approved and ratified?

YES

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ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.

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of votes, etc.

Article three of the articles of amendment to NO
the constitution of the commonwealth is hereby
amended by striking out in the first line thereof
the word "male".

And if said article shall appear to be approved by a ma-
jority of the persons voting thereon, it shall be deemed and
taken to be ratified and adopted by the people.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor and the council Examination shall forthwith open and examine the votes returned as aforesaid; and if it shall appear that said article of amendment has been approved by a majority of the persons voting thereon, according to the votes returned and certified as aforesaid, the same shall be enrolled on parchment and deposited in the secretary's office as a part of the constitution of the commonwealth, and shall be published in immediate connection therewith, numbered according to its numerical position, with the articles of amendment of the constitution heretofore adopted, in all future editions of the laws of the commonwealth printed by public authority. Resolved, That his excellency the governor be, and he Governor to

issue proclamahereby is, authorized and requested to issue his proclamation tions forthwith after the examination of the votes returned as aforesaid, reciting said article of amendment and announcing that said article has been duly adopted and ratified by the people of the commonwealth, and thus becomes a part of the constitution thereof, and requiring all magistrates and officers and all citizens of the commonwealth to take notice thereof and govern themselves accordingly, or that said article of amendment has been rejected, as the case may be.

Approved May 27, 1915.

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Chap.131 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN EMERGENCY REPAIRS AT

THE STATE NORMAL ART SCHOOL.

Emergency repairs at state normal art school.

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended at the state normal art school, under the direction of the board of education, for making certain repairs necessitated by fire and for emergency repairs to boilers ordered by the state inspector.

Approved May 27, 1915.

as to standardization of

Chap.132 RESOLVE DIRECTING THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMY AND

EFFICIENCY TO INVESTIGATE AND REPORT UPON THE
STANDARDIZATION OF GRADES AND COMPENSATION IN THE

CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH. Investigation Resolved, That the commission on economy and efficiency

be directed to make an investigation relative to the standardgrades, etc., in civil engineer- ization of grades and compensation in the civil engineering ing service

service of the commonwealth, as indicated in house document wealth.

number three hundred and forty-nine of the current year, and to report thereon with any recommendations which the commission may deem expedient, not later than the second Wednesday of January, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen.

Approved May 27, 1915.

of common

Chap.133 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

Improvements at Lyman

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasschool for boys. ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum

not exceeding eighteen thousand seven hundred dollars, to be expended at the Lyman school for boys, under the direction of the trustees of Massachusetts training schools, for the following purposes: - For additional equipment for the printing shop, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars; for shoe machinery, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars and for a new boiler, engine, electrical apparatus, and repairs for the power plant, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars.

Approved May 27, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL Chap.134

COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE AND REPORT
ADVISABILITY OF CHANGES IN THE LAWS RELATIVE TO
TAXATION.

Resolved, That a special commission composed of two Investigation
members of the senate, to be appointed by the president, bility of
four members of the house, to be appointed by the speaker ation sa wis, tax-
and two other persons, to be appointed by the governor,
shall sit during the recess of the general court, and shall
make such investigation relative to the necessity and ad-
visability of changes in existing tax laws, and recommend
such suggested changes in the said laws as it shall deem
necessary or expedient.

The said commission shall draft a proposed law or laws Committee to
providing for the taxation of incomes under power and au- taxation of
thority contained in the constitutional amendment, increasing
the power of the general court to impose and levy taxes,
which is to be submitted to the voters of the commonwealth
at the next state election. The said law or laws shall pro-
vide for the exemption of property of which the income is
made taxable, for the compulsory disclosure or return of
the amount and sources of such taxable income, for the
compulsory disclosure or return of such other taxable prop-
erty as the commission may deem advisable or necessary,
for the administration of such law or laws by the tax com-
missioner or under his control, and for increasing the power
of the tax commissioner in the assessment of property; and
shall contain such other provisions as, in the opinion of said
special commission, will be made advisable by the enact-
ment of a law providing for the taxation of incomes under
the power and authority contained in the said constitutional
amendment.

The commission shall report in print to the next general Report.
court with drafts of such laws as it may recommend, and it
shall file its report with the clerk of the senate or with the
clerk of the house not later than the first Wednesday in
January, nineteen hundred and sixteen. Twenty-five
hundred copies of the report shall be printed, of which three
hundred and fifty copies shall be reserved for the use of the
general court. The remaining copies may, as soon as they
are printed, be distributed by the commission in its dis-

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