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Repeal.

This act takes effect, when.

Sec. 23. Chapters 230, 258, and 282 of the public acts of 1905, and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.

Sec. 24. This act shall take effect thirty days after its passage, but no prosecution based upon section two, four, or seven of this act shall be brought for any offense committed prior to September 1, 1907; provided, that the plates or markers required by chapter 230 of the public acts of 1905 are displayed upon such vehicle as required by said chapter 230.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 266.]

CHAPTER 222.

An Act concerning the Expenses of the Official Stenographer

for New London County.

Payment of traveling expenses.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section five of chapter 109 of the public acts of 1903 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Windham " in the first line thereof the word “New London," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The official stenographers of Litchfield, Windham, New London, and Tolland counties while engaged in their official duties, or any assistant stenographer acting in their stead, shall receive, in addition to the compensation now provided by law, their actual traveling expenses, the same to be taxed and paid as other court expenses.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, July 26, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 267.]

CHAPTER 223.

An Act concerning Record of Merger of Railroad and Railway

Companies.

Certificate of merger to be filed with secretary.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Whenever any railroad or railway company, pursuant to any authority contained in its charter, shall have acquired any of the franchises of any other corporation or consolidated or merged with or in any other corporation, such railroad or railway company shall, upon consummation of such acquisition, consolidation, or merger, file with the secretary of the state a certificate, signed and sworn to by its president or its secretary, setting forth the fact of such acquisition, consolidation, or merger and, in case of consolidation or merger, the name of the consolidated corporation.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 242.]

CHAPTER 224.

missioners may

of obstructions

An Act concerning Obstruction of View of Railroad Tracks

adjoining Grade Crossings. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. If the view of that portion of the tracks of any Rallroad comrailroad, crossing a highway at grade, which adjoins such cross-order removal ing is obstructed by trees, shrubbery, embankments of earth, to view or structures of any kind, the railroad commissioners may, after a hearing had upon such notice as they deem reasonable to the company or companies owning or operating such railroad or railroads and to the selectmen of the town, mayor of the city, or warden of the borough wherein such crossing is situated, and to the owners of the land adjoining such crossing, make such orders for or concerning the removal of any such obstruction as will afford an unobstructed view of said railroad tracks and said highway for a distance of at least one hundred and fifty feet in each direction from said crossing. For the purposes of this act, land or easements in land may be taken in the manner provided by law. for the taking of land by railroad companies; all orders of the railroad commissioners pursuant to the provisions of this act shall specifically set forth the limits within which land may be taken, and the nature, purposes, and specific limits of the easements so authorized to be taken by virtue of this act. The whole expense occasioned by any order of said commissioners under the provisions of this section shall be borne and paid by such railroad company.

SEC. 2. The provisions of section 3718 of the general Repeal. statutes relating to appeals are hereby made applicable to this act.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 634.]

CHAPTER 225.

An Act concerning Facilities for Passengers of Street Railway

Companies.

Facilities for travel on con

sioners.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Every company owning or operating a street necting railways, railway shall so operate such railway and run its cars thereon as

to afford reasonable facilities for passengers and for receiving passengers from and delivering passengers to other street rail

ways connecting with such railway. Powers of rail

SEC. 2. The selectmen of any town, the road commis

and common

mayor
council of any city, or the warden and burgesses of any borough,
claiming to be aggrieved by the neglect or refusal of any such
company or companies operating street railways within the
limits of such town, city, or borough to comply with the pro-
visions of section one of this act, may bring a petition in writing
to the railroad commissioners alleging such neglect or refusal.
Said commissioners shall thereupon appoint a time and place for
hearing such petition and give reasonable notice thereof to the
petitioner and to such company or companies. After such hear-
ing the commissioners shall make such orders as they deem
reasonable and equitable and shall communicate their decision to
the petitioner and to such company or companies within twenty
days after final hearing. Every such company failing to comply
with such order within ten days after receiving notice of such
decision shall forfeit fifty dollars to the state for each thirty
days of such noncompliance after the expiration of said ten days.

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

[House Bill No. 756.]

CHAPTER 226.

An Act concerning the Powers of the Commission of Sculpture.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. The commission of sculpture may accept and purpose of erec- execute any trusts, testamentary or otherwise, created or estalning, memorial tablished for the purpose of procuring, erecting and maintaining

Commission may execute trust for

on public ground.

of

com

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any memorial on public grounds or within public buildings of the state or any municipality therein, and the court of probate in which a will creating any such trust has been proved may appoint said commission as trustee to execute said trust without requiring said commission to furnish a probate bond as such trustee.

Sec. 2. This act shall not be construed as empowering Limitation on said commission of sculpture to erect or maintain any such miston memorial upon the grounds or within or upon any public building belonging to the state without the consent of the general assembly, nor upon any grounds nor within or upon any public building belonging to any county, city, or town without the consent of the county commissioners of the county, the common council of the city, or the selectmen of the town, as the case may be.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 255.]

CHAPTER 227.

An Act concerning Biennial Elections of Town Officers.

may be elected

Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Any town, if the electors thereof shall so de- Town officers termine by ballot at an annual meeting of such town or at a biennially. special meeting thereof duly warned and held for that purpose, may, at the annual town meeting next thereafter held, and biennially thereafter, elect any or all town officers now required by law to be elected annually, to hold office for the term of two years from the date of their election and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

SEC. 2. On and after the expiration of the term of the Town treasurer of the town deposit fund and other town trust funds treasurer of now in office in each town, the town treasurer shall be, ex officio, fund. treasurer of said funds, and no treasurer of the town deposit fund and other trust funds shall hereafter be elected; and if in any town the powers of grand jurors therein are vested in other proseeuting officers, the nomination and election of grand jurors may hereafter be omitted in such town.

Sec. 3. So much of sections 1800, 1802, and 2216 of the Repeal. general statutes and chapter 97 of the public acts of 1905 as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

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CLERICAL EXPENSES, SUPERIOR COURT.

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[Senate Bill No. 254.]

CHAPTER 228.

An Act concerning Clerical Expenses of the Superior Court for

New Haven County.

Clerical expenses in New Haven county.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 1. The superior court, or any judge thereof, may tax, for necessary clerical expenses and assistance, in favor of the clerk of the superior court for New Haven county, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars per annum.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, July 27, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 444.]

CHAPTER 229.

An Act concerning Grants to The Connecticut Poultrymen's

Association.

Connecticut
Poultrymen's

receive one
thousand
per year.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to draw Association may his orders on the treasurer, annually, for amounts not exceeding dollars in each year a total sum of one thousand dollars in favor of the

treasurer of The Connecticut Poultrymen's Association, upon the presentation of vouchers, sworn to by the president and treasurer of said association, that such sums are needed for the payment of expenses incurred by the association in advancing the poultry interests of the state by the dissemination of knowledge relating thereto by institutes or bulletins. Said vouchers shall include an itemized statement of such expenses and shall not include any expenditures for premiums or prizes for exhibits of poultry or any compensation to any officer or member of the association as such or any office expenses other than stationery and postage.

Approved, July 27, 1907.

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