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and the names of the persons by whom the same were registered; and all bonds, notes, or other choses in action so indorsed, or described in such a receipt, shall be exempt from all taxation in the state during the period for which said tax is so paid.

Approved, June 28, 1907.

[House Bill No. 758.)

('HAPTER 161.

An Act repealing Acts concerning the Naturalization of Aliens.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly conrened:
Repeal.

SECTION 1. Sections 4413 and 4414 of the general statutes, chapter 26 of the public acts of 1903, and chapters 170 and 246 of the public acts of 1905, concerning the naturalization of

aliens, are hereby repealed. Validating natu- Sec. 2. All proceedings relating to the naturalization of

aliens heretofore taken in any courts of this state in accordance
with the provisions of the laws of the United States relating to
the naturalization of aliens are hereby validated and confirmed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 27, 1907.

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Sunday hunting prohibited. Possession of hunting implement, prima facie evidence.

An Act amending an Act concerning Hunting on Sunday. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 3132 of the general statutes is hereby amended by striking out after the word “hunt” in the second line thereof the words“ or have in possession in the open air implements for shooting” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “and the possession in the open air, on Sunday, of any implement for hunting shall be deemed prima facie evidence of hunting in violation of the provisions of this act,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows: No person shall, on Sunday, shoot or hunt; and the possession in the open air, on Sunday, of any implement for hunting shall be deemed prima facie evidence of hunting in violation of the provisions of this act.

Approved, June 27, 1907.

[House Bill No. 772.]

CHAPTER 163.

An Act amending an Act concerning Annual Appropriations

to Certain Hospitals.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 2852 of the general statutes as amended by chapter Annual appro44 of the public acts of 1903 and chapter 64 of the public acts tain hospitals. of 1905 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “hospital" in the fourth line of said section as amended the words " and the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars shall be annually paid from the state treasury to The St. Francis Hospital of Hartford," by striking out in the tenth line thereof the words " and the St. Francis Hospital of Hartford ” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “The Danbury Hospital of Danbury, The Stamford Hospital at Stamford, and The St. Vincent's Hospital of Bridgeport,” and by inserting after the word “ County" in the fourteenth line thereof the words “ the Middlesex Hospital of Middletown,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Ten thousand dollars shall be annually paid from the state treasury to each of the following institutions, to wit: The General Hospital Society of Connecticut and the Hartford Hospital; and the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars shall be annually paid from the state treasury to The St. Francis Hospital of Hartford; and the sum of five thousand dollars shall be annually paid from the state treasury to each of the following institutions, to wit: The Bridgeport Hospital, the Grace Hospital Society of New Haven, the Waterbury Hospital of Waterbury, the New Britain Hospital of New Britain, the Norwalk Hospital of Norwalk, the Memorial Hospital of New London, The Danbury Hospital of Danbury, The Stamford Hospital at Stamford, and The St. Vincent's Hospital of Bridgeport; and the sum of three thousand dollars shall be annually paid from the state treasury to each of the following institutions, to wit: The Litchfield County Hospital of Winchester, the Day-Kimball Hospital of Windham County, the Middlesex Hospital of Middletown, and the Meriden Hospital; said sums to be expended under the direction of the governor of the state and the managers of said institutions, respectively, for the support of charity patients, and so used as to benefit the different towns as they may from time to time make application; a report of which expenditure shall be made

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biennially to the general assembly; provided, however, that no part of said appropriations shall be paid to any of said hospitals unless the same be in actual operation.

Approved, July 10, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 314.)

CHAPTER 161.

approval of machines.

An Act concerning Voting Machines.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:
Examination and

Section 1. Section 1729 of the general statutes is hereby, amended by striking out the words“ town, city, and borough in the ninth line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the word “all ” and by inserting after the word “each” in the twelfth line the words“ kind of”, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Any person owning or being interested in any voting machine may apply to the state board of voting machine commissioners to examine such machine and report on its accuracy and efficiency. The commissioners shall examine the machine and their report shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state, and it shall state whether, in their opinion, the kind of machine so examined can be safely used by voters at elections, under the conditions prescribed in this chapter. If the commissioners unanimously report that the machine can be so used, then such machine may be adopted for use at all elections as provided in this chapter. No machine not so approved shall be used at any election. Each commissioner shall be entitled to one hundred dollars for his compensation and expenses in making the examination and report on each kind of machine, to be paid by the person applying for

such examination. Municipalities SEC. 2. Section 1731 of the general statutes is hereby may adopt voting machines. amended to read as follows: Any town, city, or borough may

adopt and purchase or lease, for use at elections in such town, city, or borough, any kind of voting machine approved by the state board of voting machine commissioners, and thereafter such voting machine may be used at any or all elections held in such town, city, or borough, or in any part thereof, for voting and registering and counting votes cast at such elections for officers, and upon all questions, propositions, or amendments submitted at such elections. Different voting machines may be adopted for different voting districts in the same town, city, or borough.

how made.

SEC. 3. The proper local authority or authorities, upon the Payment of

voting machines, adoption and purchase of a voting machine or machines, may provide for the payment therefor in such manner as they may deem for the best interests of the municipality, and may for that purpose issue bonds, certificates of indebtedness, or other obligations which shall be a charge on the city, town, or borough, as the case may be; and such bonds, certificates, or other obligations may be issued with or without interest, payable at such time or times as such authorities may determine, but shall not be issued or sold at less than par. Sec. 4. Whenever the number of justices of the peace in Justices of the

peace, how voted any town shall exceed fifteen, the names of all candidates for for. justices of the peace nominated by each party may be placed upon the voting machine either before or after the names of other candidates nominated by such party, or in any spaces on the voting machine not otherwise required for the names of candidates, but all the names of the candidates for justices of the peace nominated by one party shall be grouped together and properly designated.

Approved, July 10, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 327.]

CHAPTER 165.

An Act concerning the Dissolution of Corporations without

Capital Stock.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Whenever the board of management of any Voluntary dissocorporation without capital stock, corresponding in its official poration. relation to such corporation with the board of directors of a corporation having capital stock, shall vote to terminate its corporate existence, said board of management shall forthwith call a special meeting of the members of such corporation, to be held not less than thirty nor more than forty days from the date of such call. The call for said meeting shall contain a copy of said vote, and shall be published once a week for four weeks next preceding such meeting in a newspaper published in this state and having a circulation in the town in which such corporation is located, and a copy of said call shall be sent by mail to the last known address of each member of the corporation. If, at such meeting of the corporation, three-fourths in number of the members of said corporation present and voting at such meeting shall vote to confirm said vote of the board of

Board of management trustees to wind up business,

management, said board of management shall proceed forthwith to wind up the affairs of the corporation; provided, that, if every member shall sign and acknowledge, before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, an agreement among the members that the corporate existence of such corporation shall be terminated, such vote of the board of management and confirming vote of the members may be dispensed with.

SEC. 2. The board of management of any such corporation, the existence of which is to be terminated pursuant to the vote or agreement of its members as hereinbefore provided, shall be trustees to close up the business of said corporation. They shall forthwith prepare an inventory of its assets, make a list of its creditors, with the amounts due to each, and collect its bills and accounts receivable. They shall, within two weeks after the date of the members' vote of confirmation or agreement to dissolve the corporation, send a written notice of the proposed dissolution to every known creditor of such corporation warning him to present his claim, and stating to whom and at what place such claim may be presented, and shall, in such notice, limit the time, not less than four months after the date of such notice, within which such claim shall be presented; they shall also publish, in some newspaper published in this state and having a circulation in the town in which such corporation is located, a copy of such notice. Within one year from the date of said members' vote or agreement said trustees shall sell all of the property of such corporation, except money and uncollected accounts in litigation, at private sale or public auction, and, as soon as practicable, said trustees shall pay, in full or pro rata, all claims against such corporation which have been allowed by them or which may be found to be due by any proper tribunal, and shall distribute the balance of the assets, if any, pro rata among the members of said corporation.

Sec. 3. Said trustees may, in their discretion, bring their application to the superior court for the county within which the corporation is located, or to any judge of the superior court if such court is not in session, setting forth the facts of such proposed dissolution, and praying the court, or such judge, to limit a period within which all claims against such corporation shall be presented, and such court or judge may make an order limiting the time within which claims shall be presented, which time shall not be less than four months from the date of such order; and such trustees shall proceed to wind up the affairs of the corporation, in accordance with the provisions of section two of this act, under the direction of the court, in the same manner as if they were receivers of said corporation. The court

Application to superior court.

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