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thereafter, except in case of war, invasion, rebellion, riot, or reasonable apprehension thereof. But this section shall not apply to any person against whom charges are pending under the provisions of this title. No person shall be dishonorably discharged or dismissed from the Connecticut national guard, except upon the sentence of a court-martial. No resignation, removal, discharge, or dismissal shall in any way affect the liability of any person for public property in his possession, or for which he is responsible, or for fines and dues, due the company to which such person belonged, or for fines for nonperformance of military duty incurred under the provisions of

chapter 186. Quartermaster

SEC. 3. Section 3020 of the general statutes is hereby furnish arms and amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "pro

vided, that the acting quartermaster-general is authorized to retain and expend all moneys received for quartermaster's, ordnance, and other stores lost, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of, for the purpose of replacing the same," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The acting quartermastergeneral shall, upon due requisition therefor, furnish the active militia, at the expense of the state, with suitable arms, uniforms, armories, rifle ranges, ammunition, equipments, state decorations for rifle and revolver practice, long service medals, colors, camp equipage, and transportation from its armory to the place of parade or encampment, and a regimental headquarters room for each regiment for the safe-keeping of the colors and other state property in charge of the regimental commanders. No expenditures shall be made in the military department except upon estimates submitted to the adjutantgeneral and approved by him; provided, that the acting quartermaster-general is authorized to retain and expend all moneys received for quartermaster's, ordnance, and other stores lost, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of, for the purpose of replacing the same.

SEC. 4. Section 3021 of the general statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the word “him " in the eleventh line the words “after deducting all expenses incurred by the department by reason of such rentals," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The armory of each company, machine-gun organization, signal section, naval division, and platoon of artillery, shall, subject to the orders of the acting quartermaster-general, be under the charge of its commanding officer, who shall keep therein all property furnished his command by the state, and be responsible for it, and execute such bonds therefor as the acting quartermaster-general, from time to time, shall require; and no company, corps, or platoon shall be so furnished until such bonds shall be executed and approved

Armories and band rooms,

Uniforms of com

armory.

by the acting quartermaster-general, nor until a suitable armory shall be selected for their deposit. In case of the renting of any armory for other than military purposes, the proceeds thereof shall be paid to the acting quartermaster-general, and shall be accounted for by him, after deducting all expenses incurred by the department by reason of such rentals. To each regimental band not quartered in a state armory, there shall be paid seventy-five dollars annually in commutation for the rent of its band room or armory.

Sec. 5. Section 3023 of the general statutes is hereby missioned officers. amended by striking out in the sixth line the words “twentyfive dollars” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “thirtyfive dollars," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Every commissioned officer shall furnish himself with a complete uniform approved by the commander-in-chief; and every officer so uniformed and in service on the first day of October in each year shall be allowed and paid by the acting quartermaster-general, on or before the thirtieth day of November in each year, the sum of thirty-five dollars in payment for such uniform. General and field officers and their staffs shall appear mounted on all days of review or parade.

Sec. 6. Section 3025 of the general statutes as amended Undforms, arms by section seven of chapter 227 of the public acts of 1905 is to be kept in hereby amended to read as follows: All ordnance and quartermaster's property and stores issued to the active militia shall remain in the armory of the organization, in charge of the accountable officer or of some suitable person appointed by him, except when used in the discharge of military duty. Every officer and enlisted man of the Connecticut national guard, who shall lose through carelessness or neglect, carry away, or unlawfully dispose of any uniform, arms and equipment, or other quartermaster's or ordnance property belonging to the United States or the state of Connecticut, or shall fail to return the same when so ordered, shall be charged with the money value thereof, as determined by a surveying officer to be appointed to investigate and report in the case, who shall submit with his report. all the evidence bearing upon the loss or disposition of such property.

SEC. 7. Section 3028 of the general statutes is hereby adjutant-general. amended by striking out the word “ annually” in the eighth line and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ biennially," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The adjutant-general shall issue all orders of the commander-in-chief to the militia, and shall keep a record of the proceedings of his office. The records of the brigade, and of each organization therein, shall be kept by its proper officers in such form as he shall prescribe; he shall also furnish, at the expense of the

Duties of the

Duties of the acting quarter

state, all proper blank books, blanks, and forms, and such military instruction books as the commander-in-chief shall approve, and may order from each organization such returns and muster rolls as he may deem expedient. He shall biennially report to the commander-in-chief the condition of the national guard, with a roster of all the commissioned officers, and such other matters relating to the militia as he may deem expedient; and on or before the first Monday in January, annually, he shall make a return of the militia of the state, their arms, accoutrements, and ammunition to the president of the United States.

SEC. 8. Section 3029 of the general statutes is hereby master-general. amended by striking out the word “annually” in the third

line and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ biennially," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The acting quartermaster-general shall take care of all public property belonging to his department, and biennially report to the commander-in-chief, on the thirtieth of September, a complete inventory of such property and the places where it is deposited, with a detailed account of all articles consumed or issued, and

inoney expended in his department not previously reported. Weekly evening drills.

Sec. 9. Section 3043 of the general statutes is hereby amended by striking out the word “May" in the third line and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ July," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The commander-in-chief may direct the commandant of each organization to order weekly evening drills by any organization of his command from November to July, inclusive, of not less than one hour each, and the commandant shall inspect at least one evening drill of each organization during said period. The officer making such inspection shall receive his necessary traveling expenses

to be paid on approval of the adjutant-general. Pay and allow

SEC. 10. Section 3045 of the general statutes is hereby amended by striking out the words “two dollars” in the eleventh line and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ three dollars," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: For each day's service in complete uniform at the parades and encampments authorized by this title, each commissioned officer shall be paid at the same rate as an officer of like grade in the army of the United States; each brigade and regimental noncommissioned officer and each first sergeant and company quartermaster-sergeant, two dollars and fifty cents; each sergeant, two dollars; each corporal, one dollar and seventy-five cents; and each other enlisted man, one dollar and fifty cents. Each member of a regimental band shall receive first sergeant's pay; forty cents per diem shall be paid enlisted men for rations for May parades, or any special parades authorized by this title, when rations are not furnished in kind. Five dollars per day shall be paid for each horse furnished and used by officers required to be mounted, and three dollars a day for each artillery horse and for each horse used by headquarters orderlies, and rations and forage, or commutation therefor, as prescribed by the army regulations of the United States.

ances.

Sec. 11. Section 3061 of the general statutes is hereby refusal of acamended by striking out the words “ field officer's court-martial ” cused to attend in the tenth line and inserting in lieu thereof the words “summary court," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: If the accused shall neglect or refuse to attend a courtmartial, according to orders and notice given to him, a warrant for his arrest and production before said court, signed by the president, and attested by the judge-advocate, of the court, shall be issued and shall be directed and served as provided in section 3059 and he shall incur the penalty therein provided. If it is shown that the accused is prevented by reasonable cause from attending, the court may adjourn, and notice of the day to which the adjournment is taken shall be given by the judge-advocate to the accused at least ten days before the day to which the court is adjourned. In case the accused fails to appear before a summary court, it having been shown to the satisfaction of the court that he was properly notified, the court shall proceed with the trial as if he were present and pleaded not guilty.

Sec. 12. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, April 11, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 67.]

CHAPTER 35.

An Act concerning the Taking of Salmon and Striped Bass

from the Connecticut River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 3190 of the general statutes, con- Repeal. cerning the taking of salmon and striped bass from the Connecticut river, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, April 17, 1907.

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TRANSPORTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS.

[Jan.,

[Substitute for House Bill No. 58.]

CHAPTER 36.

Town may provide for trans

An Act concerning the Transportation of High School Pupils.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Any town in which a high school is mainportationupfishigh tained may, at any annual or special meeting, authorize and

instruct the high school committee, board of school visitors, or
town school committee, as the case may be, to provide for the
transportation, to and from such school, of any pupil attend-
ing such school and residing within the limits of such town,
or pay the whole or a part of the reasonable and necessary
cost thereof.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, April 17, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 365.]

CHAPTER 37.

An Act concerning Orders of Notice in Courts of Probate.

Notice may be given by judge, clerk, or assistant clerk,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. In any proceeding in, or matter pending before, a court of probate, any order of notice of a hearing thereon provided by law to be given to persons interested therein, may be made by the judge, the clerk, or the assistant clerk of such court of probate.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, April 17, 1907.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 206.]

CHAPTER 38.

An Act making the Mountain Laurel the State Flower of Con

necticut.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

The mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia, is hereby made, constituted, and declared to be the state flower of the state of Connecticut.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

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