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house, and colony and colony development, three hundred thousand dollars, of which amount a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars shall be used for said colony and colony develop

ment.

Approved, July 31, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 262.]

[SPECIAL LAWS No. 476.]

An Act making Appropriations for the Improvement of Public Roads, for a Library Building to be located in Hartford and Repairs on the Capitol, and for a State Arsenal and Armory to be located in Hartford, and providing for the Issue of State Bonds to provide Funds therefor.

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

SECTION 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated to be paid out of money in the treasury realized from the issue and sale of bonds as hereinafter provided, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter specified: For the improvement of public roads in accordance with the provisions of the general statutes, four million five hundred thousand dollars, said sum to be expended at the rate of not more than seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars per year during the six fiscal years ending September 30, 1913; for the erection of a state library building in the city of Hartford and repairs on the state capitol building, one million five hundred thousand dollars; for the erection of a state arsenal and armory in the city of Hartford, five hundred thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. For the purpose of providing the funds necessary to defray the expense of the appropriations provided for in section one of this act, the treasurer is hereby authorized and instructed to issue bonds of the state to the amount of six million five hundred thousand dollars, bearing interest at the rate of three and one-half per centum per annum, payable on the first days of April and October in each year at the treasurer's office in Hartford. Said bonds shall bear date of October 1, 1907, and shall be either coupon or registered bonds of denominations of five hundred, one thousand, five thousand, ten thousand, or fifty thousand dollars, as may seem advisable to the treasurer, and it may be stipulated therein that the principal and interest shall be payable in gold of the present standard and fineness. Said bonds shall be issued in serial form and payable in equal amounts of three hundred thousand dollars on the first day of

October in each year, from year to year, beginning one year after date and continuing for twenty-two years thereafter, except that the amount payable on the last year of said period shall be two hundred thousand dollars. Said bonds shall be numbered, and, commencing with bond number one, shall become due and payable in the order of their issue.

SEC. 3. The treasurer shall cause to be prepared the bonds authorized under this act, the form thereof to be subject to the approval of the attorney-general; and said bonds shall be signed by the treasurer, sealed with his official seal, countersigned by the comptroller, and registered in the office of the comptroller. All registered bonds of this issue shall be payable only to the persons named therein or to the order of such persons and shall be transferable only by the treasurer. All coupon bonds shall be payable to bearer and shall be transferable by delivery. The treasurer may issue registered bonds in exchange for coupon bonds when the owners request such exchange.

SEC. 4. The treasurer shall advertise and sell said bonds in such manner and in such sums as he may deem to be for the best interest of the state and at such times and in such amounts as may be necessary to meet the expenditures provided for in section one of this act; provided, that he may reject such bids or portions thereof as he may deem to be not for the interest of the state; and also provided, that no bonds shall be sold or exchanged for less than the par value thereof.

SEC. 5. All bonds issued under authority of this act shall be exempt from taxation by or under state or municipal authority.

SEC. 6. The faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are hereby pledged for the payment of the interest and the redemption of the principal of said bonds according to the tenor thereof.

SEC. 7. The commission appointed by the governor under the resolution of the general assembly, approved June 18, 1903, providing for a commission to make repairs on the capitol and to procure a site for a new building for state officials, namely: Morgan G. Bulkeley of Hartford, H. Wales Lines of Meriden, Willie O. Burr of Hartford, L. W. Robinson of New Haven, and Charles C. Cook of West Hartford, and continued by resolution approved July 18, 1905, are continued as a board of commissioners for the state of Connecticut, and the comptroller of the state shall be a member of said commission, erx officio, with ample powers to contract for and fully complete, construct, erect, and furnish in the city of Hartford a building suitable for the use of the state as a state library, supreme court room,

and memorial hall, also to contract for interior alterations and fireproofing of the roof and upper stories of the present state capitol building, except as already constructed, on plans adopted and now on file in the office of the comptroller, and all at an expense of one million five hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Said board of commissioners is hereby authorized to purchase such additional lands as said commissioners may deem necessary adjoining or adjacent to those already purchased as a site for said building, located on the south side of Capitol avenue between Washington and Oak streets, on the west side of Washington street between Capitol avenue and Russ street, and on the east side of Oak street between Capitol avenue and Russ street and adjoining lands now owned by the state, and in case it is unable to agree with the owners of such properties as are required for this purpose, it is authorized through the attorney-general to condemn the same in the name of and on behalf of the state of Connecticut, and in the event that the attorney-general shall find it necessary hereafter to institute proceedings in the name of the state to condemn such lands, including the fee, he shall proceed in manner and form as is provided in sections 4103 and 4104 of the general

statutes.

SEC. 8. The comptroller shall draw his order on the treasurer in behalf of said commission for such sums as it may certify to him to be necessary to pay bills contracted by it for the purposes aforesaid, within the limits of the appropriation herein made.

SEC. 9. There shall be erected upon the land in the city of Hartford acquired as an addition to the grounds of the state capitol under a resolution approved March 22, 1905, a building for use as a state arsenal and as an armory for the use of the first regiment Connecticut national guard.

SEC. 10. The commission appointed under a resolution approved July 13, 1905, providing for a commission to take charge of lands acquired by the state as an addition to the capitol grounds, grade and lay out the same, and secure plans for an arsenal and armory, namely: Henry Roberts, Charles M. Jarvis, Frederick L. Ford, Alexander T. Pattison, and George M. Cole, are hereby continued in office and the governor is hereby made, ex officio, a member of said commission. Said commission is hereby authorized and directed to construct said arsenal and armory building in accordance with the recommendations embodied in the report of said commission to the general assembly at its January session, 1907, and in substantial accordance with the plans and specifications of Benjamin W. Morris, architect, as approved by said commission and designated in the report of said commission as "Proposal—with

Alternates," and to furnish and equip the same. The total cost of the erection and completion of said building, including furnishing thereof, shall not exceed the sum of five hundred thousand dollars hereby appropriated.

SEC. 11. All moneys expended under authority of this act shall be paid on vouchers drawn by the commissioners and approved by the comptroller.

SEC. 12. Said commissioners shall receive payment for all their necessary personal expenses in executing the duties hereinbefore specified and imposed.

SEC. 13. Upon the completion and occupancy of said arsenal and armory, the adjutant-general shall give written notice thereof to the comptroller and thereupon said comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to sell and convey, in the name of the state, the armory of the first regiment Connecticut national guard and land appertaining thereto situated on Elm street, and the state arsenal and all land and property appertaining thereto situated on Windsor avenue, both in the city of Hartford, and to cover the proceeds of said sale into the treasury of the state.

SEC. 14. Should any vacancy occur in either of said commissions from any cause, the governor is hereby authorized to fill such vacancy and the governor shall also have power to remove any commissioner for cause.

Approved, July 30, 1907.

[Senate Bill No. 275.]

[SPECIAL LAWS No. 478.]

An Act making an Appropriation for the St. Joseph's
Hospital of Willimantic.

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

The following sum is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the object hereinafter specified for the two years ending September 30, 1909: For the St. Joseph's Hospital of Willimantic, twenty-five hundred dollars; provided, however, that no part of said appropriation shall be paid to said hospital until it has organized a competent staff of physicians and surgeons and has been in actual operation for at least three 'months; and if said hospital is not in actual operation prior to September 30, 1907, there shall he paid of the appropriation to

said hospital only three hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents for each three months that said hospital is in actual operation prior to September 30, 1909. Approved, August 1, 1907.

[House Bill No. 807.]

[SPECIAL LAWS No. 479.]

An Act making Appropriations for Printing.

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

The following sums are hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter named for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1909: For printing the index to the general statutes, three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; for printing the revised practice act and rules of court, four thousand dollars.

Approved, August 1, 1907.

[House Bill No. 805.]

[SPECIAL LAWS No. 480.]

An Act making Appropriations for Salaries and Expenses of Clerks of Courts of Common Pleas and the District Court of Waterbury for the Three Months

ending September 30, 1907.

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

SECTION 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter named for the three months ending September 30, 1907: For salaries of the clerks of the courts of common pleas and their assistants in the several counties, as follows: In the county of Hartford, eight hundred and seventy-five dollars; in the county of New Haven, civil side, seven hundred and fifty dollars, criminal side, five hundred dollars; in the county of Fairfield, civil side, one thousand dollars, criminal side, three hundred and seventy-five dollars; in the county of New London, civil side,

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