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Appointment and salary of high

er.

[Senate Bill No. 259.]

CHAPTER 188.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Salary of the Highway Commissioner.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 2086 of the general statutes as way commission- amended by chapter 232 of the public acts of 1905 is hereby amended to read as follows: There shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, on or before May first, 1903, and quadrennially thereafter, a highway commissioner, who shall hold office for four years from the first day of July next succeeding his appointment and until his successor is chosen and qualified. If any vacancy occur, the governor shall fill such vacancy until the rising of the next succeeding general assembly. The commissioner shall be a capable and experienced road builder, and shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars and shall be allowed his actual traveling expenses while officially employed, not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars in any one year, and shall be allowed his office expenses, not to exceed eight thousand dollars in any one year. The comptroller shall furnish the commissioner with a suitable office at the capitol, where his records shall be preserved, and with the necessary furniture and stationery for the same. The commissioner shall keep a record of all proceedings and orders pertaining to the matters under his direction, and copies of all plans, specifications, and estimates, submitted to him. The commissioner shall prepare and submit to the general assembly a biennial report of his doings.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 29, 1907.

Persons who observe Saturday excepted from

Sunday law.

[House Bill No. 769.]

CHAPTER 189.

An Act concerning the Observance of Sunday.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. No person who conscientiously believes that the seventh day of the week ought to be observed as the Sabbath, and actually refrains from secular business and labor on that

day, or who conscientiously believes that the Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday night and ends at sundown on Saturday night, and actually refrains from secular business and labor during said period, and who has filed written notice of such belief with the prosecuting attorney of the court having jurisdiction, shall be liable to prosecution for performing secular business and labor on Sunday, provided he disturbs no other person who is attending public worship.

SEC. 2. Section 1372 of the general statutes is hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 29, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 682.]

CHAPTER 190.

An Act concerning State Shell-Fisheries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

sioners; fees;

SECTION 1. Section 3209 of the general statutes is hereby office of commisamended to read as follows: Said commissioners shall main-n tain an office in the city of New Haven, at a total annual expense not exceeding five hundred dollars. Each of said commissioners shall receive five hundred dollars per annum, which sum shall be in full compensation for all services and expenses. Each of said commissioners shall give a bond to the state of two thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. Section 3210 of the general statutes is hereby clerk, appointamended to read as follows: They shall appoint a clerk who ment. shall be designated clerk of shell-fisheries.

Said clerk shall

be liable to removal from office by said commissioners for cause. The order of removal, which shall contain the reason or reasons therefor, shall be recorded in the commission records and a copy thereof shall be served upon such clerk at the time of such removal. Whenever said clerk shall, because of sickness or absence, be unable to act, he may, subject to the approval of the commissioners, appoint a temporary clerk who shall perform the duties and have the powers of such clerk; in case of his failure to appoint, such appointment may be made by said commissioners.

SEC. 3. Section 3216 of the general statutes is hereby re- Repeal. pealed.

SEC. 4. Section 3229 of the general statutes is hereby Additional bond amended by striking out, commencing in the eighteenth line not required.

of said section, the following: "Said commissioners shall each, in addition to the general bond, give a bond in the sum of one thousand dollars to the state, conditioned for the performance of the duties imposed upon them by this section and sections 3226 and 3227."

Approved, June 29, 1907.

[House Bill No. 784.]

CHAPTER 191.

Time for appointment extended.

An Act concerning the Appointment of a Building and Loan
Commissioner.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. At the present session of the general assembly the time within which the governor may nominate and appoint a commissioner on building and loan associations, pursuant to the provisions of section 4012 of the general statutes, is hereby extended until July 2, 1907.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, July 5, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 101.]

CHAPTER 192.

Evidence of gen

An Act concerning Evidence in Proceedings to Suspend or
Displace Attorneys-at-Law.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Assembly convened:

In any proceeding for the suspension, displacement, or etc., admissible, removal of an attorney-at-law, or to investigate the character,

eral character,

when.

integrity, or professional standing of such attorney, evidence tending to show the general character, reputation, and professional standing of such attorney shall be admissible.

Approved, July 8, 1907.

[House Bill No. 482.]

CHAPTER 193.

An Act amending an Act concerning Discrimination in Favor of Individuals in Life Insurance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

in favor of in

SECTION 1. Section 3538 of the general statutes is hereby Discrimination amended to read as follows: No life insurance company doing dividuals probusiness in this state shall make or permit any distinction or hibited. discrimination in favor of individuals between insurants of the same class and expectation of life in the amount or payment of premiums or rates charged for policies of life or endowment insurance, or in the dividends or other benefits payable thereon, or in any other of the terms and conditions of the contracts it makes; nor shall any such company or any agent, subagent, broker, or any other person, make any contract of insurance or agreement as to such contract, other than is plainly expressed in the policy issued thereon; nor shall any such company or agent, subagent, broker, or any other person, pay or allow, or offer to pay or allow, as inducement to insurance, any rebate of premium payable on the policy or any special favor or advantage in the dividends or other benefit to accrue thereon, or any valuable consideration or inducement whatever not specified in the policy of insurance. No person shall receive or accept from any company or agent, subagent, broker, or any other person, as inducement to insurance, any such rebate of premium payable on the policy, or any special favor or advantage in the dividends or other benefit to accrue thereon, or any valuable consideration or inducement not specified in the policy of insurance. No person shall be excused from testifying or from producing any books, papers, contracts, agreements, or documents, at the trial of any other person charged with a violation of any provision of this section, on the ground that such testimony or evidence may tend to incriminate him, but no person shall be prosecuted for any act concerning which he shall be compelled to so testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, except for perjury committed in so testifying.

may be prohibit

ing business in

SEC. 2. Whenever it shall appear to the insurance com- Foreign insurmissioner that permission to transact business within any state ance companies of the United States or within any foreign country is refused ed from transactto a company organized under the laws of this state after a this state, when. certificate of the solvency and good management of such company has been issued to it by the said commissioner and after such company has complied with any reasonable laws of such

Advertisements must conform to last verified statement.

Fees and salaries of county commissioners.

state or foreign country requiring deposits of money or securities with the government of such state or country, then, and in every such case, the commissioner may forthwith cancel the authority of every company organized under the laws of such state or foreign government and licensed to do business in this state, and may refuse a certificate of authority to every such company thereafter applying to him for authority to do business in this state, until his certificate shall have been duly recognized by the government of such state or country.

SEC. 3. Section 3618 of the general statutes is hereby amended to read as follows: Every advertisement or public announcement and every circular or card made or issued by any company, corporation, or association authorized to transact the business of insurance within this state, which shall purport to make known the financial standing of any such company, corporation, or association by a statement of its assets shall, with equal conspicuousness, give its liabilities computed on the basis allowed for its annual statement, and no such public announcement shall be made until the said statement shall have been verified by the insurance department of this state. Approved, July 10, 1907.

[Substitute for Senate Bill No. 148.]

CHAPTER 194.

An Act amending an Act concerning the Fees and Salaries of
County Commissioners.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 4843 of the general statutes is hereby amended to read as follows: County commissioners shall receive for hearing and deciding an application for the sale of personal property attached and taking bonds thereon, when required, one dollar, to be paid by the party making the application; for trials of causes before them, to each commissioner, four dollars a day, and travel fees at the rate of three cents a mile for actual travel, to be paid by the applicant for their services, unless by law otherwise provided; and for all other services, four dollars a day, and travel fees, at the rate of three cents a mile for actual travel, to and from their respective places of residence and the place of their meeting. The county commissioners shall each receive salaries and legal mileage in full compensation for all services of every nature, and all fees received by them shall be paid to the treasurers of the several

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