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FISHING IN HATCH AND LEONARD PONDS.

[Jan.,

[Substitute for House Bill No. 707.]

CHAPTER 46.

An Act amending an Act concerning Fishing in Hatch and

Leonard Ponds in Kent.

Close season,
March 1st to
July 1st.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section one of chapter 155 of the public acts of 1905 is hereby amended to read as follows: No person shall take, assist in taking, or attempt to take any fish from Hatch pond or Leonard pond, both in the town of Kent, on Sunday, or at any time between March first and July first in any year.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 225.)

CHAPTER 47.

Judges to prescribe form.

An Act concerning Pleadings in Actions of Replevin.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. All pleadings in actions of replevin brought after the first day of January, 1908, shall be in such form as the judges of the superior court shall from time to time order.

SEC. 2. So much of chapter 73 and of section 633 of the general statutes as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

Repeal.

[Senate Bill No. 71.]

CHAPTER 48.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Commitment of Girls

over Sixteen Years of Age to Chartered Institutions.

Who may be committed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter 233 of the public acts of 1905 is hereby amended to read as follows: Any unmarried female between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years who is in manifest danger of falling into habits of vice, or who is leading a vicious life, may, upon the complaint of a grand juror, or of the prosecuting attorney of any town, city, or

borough court, be brought before a justice of the peace, or the
town, city, or borough court within whose jurisdiction she may
reside or be found, and upon conviction thereof may be com-
mitted to the custody of any institution, except the Connecti-
cut Industrial School for Girls, chartered by the general as-
sembly of this state, or incorporated under the general laws of
this state and approved by the state board of charities, and
which is chartered or incorporated for the purpose of receiving
and caring for females who have fallen into, or are in danger
of falling into vicious habits, until she shall have arrived at
the age of twenty-one years.

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

[Substitute for House Bill No. 209.]

CHAPTER 49.

An Act concerning Expenses of the Stenographer of the Court

of Common Pleas for Litchfield County.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The necessary expenses of the stenographer stenographer of the court of common pleas for Litchfield county while attend-When away from ing court in a town other than that in which he resides shall be taxed and paid in the same manner as the other expenses of maintaining and carrying on the business of said court.

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

[Substitute for Senate Bill No. 170.]

CHAPTER 50.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Collection of Pol]

and Military Taxes.

Collection as

of

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:
SECTION 1. Section 2395 of the general statutes

poll and miliamended by chapter 34 of the public acts of 1905 is hereby tary taxes by amended by striking out in the twentieth line of said section ment. as amended the word “fine” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “tax” and by inserting in said twentieth line, after the word " costs” the words " and thereupon the county commissioners shall pay to the tax collector of the municipality from which the delinquent was committed the amount of said

tax," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: When any person shall neglect or refuse to pay any poll or military tax assessed against him, after payment of the same shall have been legally demanded, the tax collector of the town to which said tax is due, and who is authorized to collect said tax, may, at any time within three years after said tax shall become due, prefer his complaint to any justice of tbpeace residing in said town, or to any city, town, or borough court established within said town, alleging the nonpayment of said tax, and such justice of the peace, or court, shall thereupon cause such delinquent taxpayer to be arrested and brought before such justice or court. Such justice or court shall thereupon hear and determine such case, and, if no proper or sufficient reason is shown by said delinquent taxpayer why said tax has not been paid, shall order the accused to stand committed to the jail or workhouse in the county until such tax, with the interest thereon and all costs of the proceedings, shall be paid. Any person committed to jail under the provisions of this section shall be required to do such work as his physical condition may allow, and shall be discharged when his labor at the rate of one dollar a day shall amount to said tax and costs; and thereupon the county commissioners shall pay to the tax collector of the municipality from which the delinquent was committed the amount of said tạx. There shall be allowed each tax collector, for services in causing the arrest of such delinquent taxpayer, two dollars, and the court and officers' fees shall be the same as in criminal cases; and the delinquent shall pay two dollars and twenty-five cents board for each week of his commitment. All of the foregoing expenses shall be taxed as a part of the costs against such delinquent taxpayer.

SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to the collection of all poll and military taxes now due and unpaid. Sec. 3.

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

Application of this act.

· [Substitute for Senate Bill No. 103.)

CHAPTER 51.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Appointment of

Special Policemen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 77 of the general statutes is hereby steamboat policeamended to read as follows:

read as follows: The governor may, from time to

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RECORDS OF COMMITMENT PROCEEDINGS.

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time, upon the application of any railroad, street railway, or steamboat company, engaged in the business of transportation in this state, or upon the application of any corporation owning or having control of the roads in any private residence park, commission, during his pleasure, one or more persons designated by such company or by such corporation, who, having been duly sworn, may act, at the expense of such company or corporation, as policemen upon the premises used by such company in its business, or upon its cars or vessels, or upon the roads and land owned or under the control of such corporation, and every policeman so appointed may arrest any person in his precincts for any offense committed therein and take such person before some proper authority. When any such commission is issued or revoked, the executive secretary shall notify the clerk of the superior court of each county in which it is intended that such policemen shall act.

Sec. 2. Section 78 of the general statutes is hereby repealed.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 224.]

CHAPTER 52.

An Act concerning Records and Copies of Commitment Pro

ceedings.

copy of order.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Whenever any court shall commit any de- Court to record pendent or neglected child to any temporary home, or any boy give certified to the Connecticut school for boys, or any girl to the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls, or any unmarried female between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years to any incorporated institution, under the provisions of the statutes in such cases made and provided, all applications and proceedings pertaining thereto shall be in writing, and shall be kept on file by said court; and said court shall record the order for such commitment, and give a certified copy of said proceedings and order to the person by whom such commitment is to be executed, as the warrant therefor, including all facts required by the statute authorizing such commitment, and shall also forthwith transmit a like copy of said proceedings and order to the comptroller.

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

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THROWING INJURIOUS ARTICLES ON HIGHWAYS.

[Jan.,

[Substitute for House Bill No. 589. ]

CHAPTER 53.

An Act amending an Act concerning Throwing Injurious

Articles on Highways.

Penalty for throwing in

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1177 of the general statutes is hereby amended by jurious articles striking out in the second line of said section the word “wil

fully” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “knowingly," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Every person who shall knowingly throw or place, or cause to be thrown or placed, in or upon any highway or street, any nails, tacks, glass, crockery, scrap iron, wire, or substances of like nature, and suffer the same to remain in or upon such highway or street, shall be fined not more than twenty dollars for each offense.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 674.]

CHAPTER 54.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Use of Seines and

Nets.

in

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened: Use of seines or Section 3158 of the general statutes as amended by chapter lakes prohibited. 68 of the public acts of 1905 is hereby amended by inserting

after the word "nets " in the second line of said section as amended the words “not over thirty feet in length and not over five feet in width,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows: No person shall draw, set, or use any seine, pound, gill, or set net in any pond or lake; provided, that seines or nets not over thirty feet in length and not over five feet in width may be used for taking minnows for bait, except in brooks or streams inhabited by trout. The possession by any person of any such net upon the shores of any pond or lake, or the possession of fish and net, shall be deemed prima facie evidence of violation of this section. No person shall take or assist in taking or attempt to take any fish by the use of a spear; but this section shall not apply to taking dog-fish, eels, or suckers.

Approved, April 17, 1907.

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