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Repair of improved highways.

Appointment of engineers, depu

SEC. 3. Whenever a road shall be constructed in any town under the provisions of this act, or has heretofore been constructed under previous statutes relating to good roads under which state aid has been granted, the highway commissioner shall hereafter keep all such roads in proper repair, and shall have the right to enter any town in which the state has constructed any road and make whatever repairs, in his judgment, are necessary, and he shall file with the said town a statement of the cost or expense of making said repairs, and said town in which said repairs have been made shall, in accordance with the certificate of expense furnished by said highway commissioner, reimburse the state to the extent of one-fourth of the cost of said repairs. The comptroller is hereby authorized to pay, on the certificate of said highway commissioner, such sums as he may require for repairs of such roads, not exceeding the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars in any one year in addition to all moneys received from the several towns for such repairs as provided in this section or from any other source, which moneys have been set apart for the repair of highways in the state, and all of which moneys shall remain as a fund for the use of the highway commissioner in making necessary repairs upon the roads for the construction of which the state has made an appropriation. SEC. 4.

The highway commissioner may appoint engineers, ties, and inspec- deputies, and inspectors, if he deem it necessary, to make surveys

and prepare plans and to supervise the construction of all roads built under the provisions of this act, and shall prescribe the salaries which such engineers, deputies, and inspectors shall receive; but the salaries and expenses of said engineers, deputies, and inspectors shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars in any one year, and shall be paid by the state from the amount appropriated for the surveying and inspection of

roads to be constructed under this act. Payments to

SEC. 5. The highway commissioner shall, after the allotment has been made in each year, certify to the comptroller the amount to be paid to each town for such year, and the comptroller shall draw his order on the treasurer in favor of the respective towns for the sums certified to as aforesaid, at any time when the highway commissioner may require, under the provisions of this act, the money allotted to such town, and the treasurer shall

pay the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; but no such order shall be drawn by the comptroller except upon certificate of the highway commissioner that the highway for which payment is called for has been duly inspected and completed according to contract. If the improvement of any highway shall not be completed before

towns.

the close of the season in which it is commenced, the commissioner may order the same to be completed the following season under the same provisions and conditions that were existing at the close of the preceding season; and the highway commissioner may extend the time for the completion of the work if, in his judgment, good cause exists for such extension. The highway commissioner may pay to any contractor the full amount of the contract price for the construction of any road under the provisions of this act, and shall certify to the comptroller the amount to be paid to any town in which any such road is being constructed; provided, however, that the town in which a road is being or has been constructed and for the construction of which the state has advanced money shall reimburse the state to the extent of one-fourth or one-eighth of the cost of said construction, as the case may be, in accordance with the provisions of section two of this act, after said work has been finally accepted and paid for by the state. The highway commissioner shall keep an account of all moneys that have been paid to the several towns under all contracts, and shall certify to the comptroller the amount of the contract, and the comptroller shall thereupon send to each town in which the said work has been done and for which said amounts have been paid a statement of the amount of said town's obligation therefor, and the treasurer of said town shall pay to the state its proportion, as hereinbefore provided, of the expense of said construction; and all such payments shall be added to and remain a part of the moneys appropriated by the state for the improvement of highways. All allotments made to the several towns under the provisions of this act shall be continuous and shall be held subject to the order of the town, unless the highway commissioner shall find that the amount allotted to any town is not to be used by said town, in which case it shall be discretionary with the highway commissioner to use said amount for the improvement of highways in other towns under the provisions of this act. All appropriations made for the improvement of highways in the state under the provisions of this act shall be continuous, and all moneys received by the comptroller from penalties or any other source provided by law to be expended for highway purposes shall be set apart for the use of the several towns in the state in the improvement of their roads in conformity with this act. No sum exceeding in the aggregate ten thousand dollars shall be expended in any one town in any one year under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 6. The term “public road," as used in this act, shall Public road be construed to mean and include only a main highway leading from one town to another. The highway commissioner shall, in his approval of sections of highway to be improved, prefer

Use of stone crushers owned by state.

Rights of towns in highways.

Application of this act.

ge, and

ably use the appropriation on roads upon which the state has I een expending money since 1895.

Sec. 7. The highway commissioner may use the stone crushers owned by the state in any town in the state in which a highway is to be improved or constructed under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 8. Nothing in this act shall be construed as removing from the possession of any town any of its legal rights, privileges, or interest in any section or sections of highway that may be improved or constructed under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 9. This act shall take effect from its pas shall apply to all roads or parts thereof constructed under any appropriation hereafter made, but all roads or parts thereof now being constructed and which are to be constructed under any appropriation heretofore made, and all contracts relating thereto, shall be constructed, made, and executed under and pursuant to the provisions of chapter 232 of the public acts of 1905.

Sec. 10. Sections 2087 and 2088 of the general statutes as amended by chapter 164 of the public acts of 1903 and chapter 232 of the public acts of 1905 are hereby repealed, except that said sections as so amended are hereby continued in force for the purposes named in section nine of this act.

Approved, August 1, 1907.

Repeal.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 175.]

CHAPTER 265.

Application for retail liquor

dorsed,

An Act concerning the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The county commissioners in their respective license, how in- counties shall be hereafter prohibited from issuing retail licenses

for the sale of spirituous and intoxicating liquors to any person, unless his application therefor has been indorsed and signed by five electors and taxpayers, owning real estate, of the town, who shall certify that the applicant is a suitable person to be licensed and that they have not signed for any other applicant for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent a corporation organized under the laws of this state from holding in its corporate name one license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at its place of business in any one town. No more than five licenses shall be issued to any one person, and the county

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commissioners may in their discretion refuse to issue more than one license to any one person.

SEC. 2. No person who is by statute declared to be an Person declared unsuitable person to hold a license to sell spirituous and intoxi- to hold license cating liquors in his own name shall be einployed as a bar- not to be comploytender or manager in any licensed saloon in this state, nor shall he be allowed to have a financial interest in any such licensed saloon. Any licensed dealer who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be subject to the penalties of section 2712 of the general statutes. SEC. 3.

The holder of a license to sell spirituous and in-Holder of license : toxicating liquors, except druggists, shall be the bona fide owner owner of busi

of the business carried on under the license and before issuing the license the county commissioners shall require each applicant to make oath that he is the bona fide owner of the business and that no person unsuitable to hold a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors is in any way interested in the business.

Approved, August 5, 1907. ·

ness,

[House Bill No. 818.]

CHAPTER 266.

An Act concerning the Filing of Tax Liens.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:
SECTION 1. Whenever any collector of town taxes shall Notice to be

cerfile with the town clerk his certificate for the purpose of continu- tificate continuing the lien of any tax upon real estate, it shall be his duty at filed. the same time, or within thirty days thereafter, to give notice to the person in whose name such property appears of record, that such certificate has been filed, which notice shall contain a statement of the original amount of such tax, and if the person to whom such notice is sent is not the person against whom said tax was assessed, such notice shall contain the name of the person against whom said tax was assessed. The foregoing notice shall not be required in cases where the collector, within thirty days prior to the filing of such certificate, has given notice to the person

who appears of record to be the owner of his intention to file such certificate of lien.

SEC. 2. The notices required herein shall not take the Notices required place of other notices now required by law, nor shall a failure to take place of to give the notices required by this act invalidate the collection of the taxes or the certificate of lien.

Approved, August 1, 1907.

other notices.

[House Bill No. 820.]

CHAPTER 267.

An Act amending an Act concerning Misconduct of Railroad

Servants causing Loss of Life.

conduct of railloss of life.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened: Penalty for mis

Section 1144 of the general statutes is hereby amended by seadant" calling inserting after the word “ railroad” in the second line thereof

the words “ or electric railway," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Every servant of any railroad or electric railway company who shall, in consequence of his intoxication, or of any gross or wilful misconduct or negligence, cause any loss of life, or the breaking of a limb, shall be imprisoned not more than ten years.

Approved, August 1, 1907.

[House Bill No. 821.]

CHAPTER 268.

An Act amending an Act concerning Statements of Express

Business.

Taxation of corporations doing

railway.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section one of chapter 264 of the public acts of 1905 is an express, busl- hereby amended by striking out in the fourth line of said section lines of electric the word “comptroller” and inserting in lieu thereof the words

tax commissioner,” so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Every corporation conducting an express business wholly on lines of electric or street railways within this state, shall annually, within the first ten days of October, deliver to the tax commissioner a statement, sworn to by its treasurer or other accredited officer or agent, showing the gross receipts of said corporation for its express business conducted wholly on the lines of electric or street railways within this state during the year preceding the first day of July then last past; and each such corporation shall annually, within the first twenty days of October, pay to the state two per centum of such gross receipts, which sum shall be in lieu of all other taxes upon the property of such corporation used in the conduct of such express business.

Approved, August 1, 1907.

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