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handled, sold, or produced, whether the same be within the limits of such borough or city or not; and said burgesses or common council may prohibit the sale of such milk or cream within the limits of such borough or city, except by such persons as shall register their names, residences, and numbers in a book kept for the purpose at the office of the clerk of such borough or city. The clerk shall receive for each name so registered fifteen cents from the treasury of such borough or city. Such inspector or assistant shall have the right to take samples of milk or cream from any producer or vendor upon tender of the market price thereof, but he shall, if such producer or vendor so requests, seal and mark a duplicate sample of such milk or cream and leave the same with such producer or vendor. The warden of any borough or the mayor of any city may for cause remove the inspector.

Sec. 11. A printed notice of this section and of sections Posting of one to seven, both inclusive, of this act shall be conspicuously posted in all public places, creameries, or factories where milk is received or sold.

Seç. 12. Sections 2585, 2586, 2587, 2588, 2589, 2590, Repeal,

SEÇ and 4883 of the general statutes are hereby repealed.

Approved, June 21, 1907.

printed notices.

[Senate Bill No. 84.]

CHAPTER 144.

An Act concerning False or Exaggerated Statements relating

to the Value of Stock, Bonds, or Property.

etc.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Any person who shall knowingly make or publish, in any way whatsoever, or permit to be so made or published, any book, Penalty for prospectus, notice, report, statement, exhibit, or other publi- value of stocks, cation of or concerning the affairs, financial condition, or property of any corporation, joint-stock association, co-partnership, or individual, which said book, prospectus, notice, report, statement, exhibit, or other publication contains any statement which is wilfully false or exaggerated and which is intended to give a greater or less apparent value to the shares, bonds, or property of said corporation, joint-stock association, co-partnership, or individual, or any part of said shares, bonds, or property, than said shares, bonds, or property, or any part thereof, in fact possess, shall be imprisoned not more than ten years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

Approved, June 21, 1907.

[House Bill No. 762.]

CHAPTER 145.

An Act concerning State Aid to Ferries across the Connecticut

River.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The selectmen of the towns of Glastonbury eration of Glas- and Rocky Hill shall, on or before the tenth day of December, Rocky Hi ferry 1907, and on or before the tenth day of December in each year

thereafter, file with the comptroller of the state sworn accounts of the receipts of said towns, respectively, from, and disbursements made on account of, the operation and maintenance of the ferry across the Connecticut river, for the year ending the first day of December previous thereto.

SEC. 2. In case said accounts show losses accruing to said towns from the maintenance and operation of said ferry, the comptroller shall, in case he finds the accounts correct and approves the disbursements aforesaid, draw an order on the treasurer in favor of each town for the amount of its said loss, not exceeding the sum of five hundred dollars to each town, and the treasurer shall

pay

the same from the state treasury.

SEC. 3. Section two of chapter 105 of the public acts of ferry.

1903 is hereby amended by striking out in the sixth line of said section the words “ seven hundred and fifty" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one thousand ” and by adding at the end of said section the following: “Said ferry between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme shall be kept open and in operation, daily, during the months of March, April, and May from seven o'clock in the forenoon until sundown, during the months of June, July, and August from seven o'clock in the forenoon until eleven o'clock at night, during the months of September and October from seven o'clock in the forenoon until nine o'clock at night, and during the months of November and December from seven o'clock in the forenoon until sundown," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: In case said accounts show losses accruing to said towns from the maintenance and operation of said ferry, the comptroller shall, in case he finds the accounts correct and approves the disbursements aforesaid, draw an order on the treasurer in favor of each town for the amount of its said loss, not exceeding the sum of one thousand dollars to each town, and the treasurer shall

pay the same from the state treasury. Said ferry between Old Which fernshan Saybrook and Old Lyme shall be kept open and in operation, be kept in oper- daily, during the months of March, April, and May from seven

In case of loss, state to reimburse towns to certain extent.

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certain extent.

o`clock in the forenoon until sundown, during the months of June, July, and August from seven o'clock in the forenoon until eleven o'clock at night, during the months of September and October from seven o'clock in the forenoon until nine o'clock at night, and during the months of November and December from seven o'clock in the forenoon until sundown.

SEC. 4. Section two of chapter 179 of the public acts of Ferry between 1905 is hereby amended by striking out the words “ six hun-ter. dred” in the sixth line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words "eight hundred," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: In case said accounts show losses accruing to said towns from the maintenance and opera- In case of loss, tion of said ferry, the comptroller shall, in case he finds the burse towns to accounts correct and approves the disbursements aforesaid, draw an order on the treasurer in favor of each town for the amount of its said loss, not exceeding the sum of eight hundred dollars to each town, and the treasurer shall pay the same from the state treasury.

Sec. 5. The following sums are hereby appropriated to be Appropriation. paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter specified for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1909: For the maintenance of the ferry betwen Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, four thousand dollars; for the maintenance of the ferry between Lyme and Chester, three thousand two hundred dollars; for the maintenance of the ferry between Glastonbury and Rocky Hill, two thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 17, 1907.

[Substitute for Senate Bill No. 161.]

CHAPTER 146.

An Act amending an Act concerning Ballot on License Question.

Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 2638 of the general statutes is hereby amended by License or no inserting after the word “ town” in the second line of said and how detersection the words “lodged with the town clerk at least twelve days before the date of any annual town meeting ” and by striking out in the third line thereof the words “the next and inserting in lieu thereof the word " said," so that said section as

license, when

mined.

' amended shall read as follows: Upon the petition of not less than twenty-five legal voters of any town lodged with the town clerk at least twelve days before the date of any annual town

meeting, the selectmen thereof shall notify the legal voters of said town that at said annual town meeting a ballot will be taken to determine whether any person shall be licensed to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors in said town. The ballot shall be cast either in favor of or against the granting of licenses for the sale of spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and the vote then taken shall remain in full force until annulled by a new vote taken at an annual town meeting, upon petition and after due notice as aforesaid, which vote shall become operative on the first Monday of the month next succeeding said town meeting.

Approved, June 17, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 672.]

CHAPTER 147.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Close Season for Shad.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 3155 of the general statutes is hereby amended to read as follows: The close season for shad shall be from June twenty-first to May ninth, both inclusive.

Approved, June 17, 1907.

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[Substitute for House Bill No. 679.)

CHAPTER 148.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Taxation of Shell

Fish Grounds in State Jurisdiction.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened: Taxation ; lists SECTION 1. Section 3226 of the general statutes is hereby to be handed in; penalty. amended to read as follows: All owners of shell-fish grounds

lying within the exclusive jurisdiction of the state shall, on or before the first day of November, annually, deliver to the commissioners a statement under oath of such grounds belonging to them on the first day of October in that year, specifying the number of lots owned by them, the location and number of acres in each lot, the number of acres in each lot cultivated, and the value thereof per acre, the number of acres in each lot uncultivated, and the value thereof per acre. Printed blanks for such statement shall be prepared by said commissioners and furnished to such owners upon application to them or at their office; and upon the failure of any owner to deliver such sworn statement to said commissioners at their office within 1907.].

TAXATION OF SHELL-FISH GROUNDS.

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the time above specified, the clerk of shell-fisheries shall make up such statement from the best information he may obtain, and shall add for such default ten per centum to the valuation so made.

Sec. 2. Section 3227 of the general statutes is hereby Taz, how lald. amended to read as follows: All statements so delivered or made shall be alphabetically arranged, and said clerk of shellfisheries shall equalize, if necessary, and determine the value of all the property so returned and described in said statements, which property shall be liable to taxation at the valuation so determined, including the ten per centum for default as aforesaid; and said commissioners are authorized and empowered to declare and lay a tax thereon, annually, at the rate of one and one-half

per centum upon such valuation, which shall be payable at the office of said commissioners on and after the first Monday in May, annually; and said tax shall be a lien upon the grounds so taxed from the time it is so laid by said commissioners, until paid, and shall be in lieu of all other taxes on said grounds.

Sec. 3. Section 3228 of the general statutes is hereby Commissioners a amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in lieu board of relief. thereof the following: “Said shell-fish commissioners shall be a board of relief, and as such shall have and exercise all the powers and duties now conferred by law upon boards of relief of towns. As such board of relief said commissioners shall meet on the Tuesday following the first Monday in January, annually, having given at least ten days' previous notice of the time and place of such meeting by publishing it in some newspaper published in each of the towns of New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New London, and may adjourn from time to time to a day not later than the fourth Tuesday of the following February, on or before which date said board shall complete the duties imposed upon it."

Approved, June 21, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 680.]

CHAPTER 149.

An Act amending an Act concerning Applications for Shell

Fish Franchises.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 3217 of the general statutes is hereby Applications to amended by adding at the end thereof the following: “Appli- lapse, when. cations shall lapse and become void from and after one year

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