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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 72.]

[223.) EMPOWERING THE CONNECTICUT HOME INVESTMENT COMPANY TO

FILE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the proper officers of The Connecticut Home Investment Company are hereby authorized and empowered to file with the secretary of the state the certificate of organization required by statute on or before August 1, 1903.

Approved, May 11, 1903.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 285.)

[224.] AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER AND CHANGING THE BOUNDARIES

OF VOTING DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT.

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

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section seven of the charter of the city of Bridgeport is hereby amended by striking out of said section the words “ The first voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded north by the center line of Fairfield avenue from its intersection with Park avenue, to the water, east by the Pequonnock river, south by the center line of South avenue till it intersects Park avenue, and west by the center line of Park avenue till it intersects Fairfield avenue.' second voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded north by the center line of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad tracks, from the branch of Cedar creek east of Wordin avenue till they intersect South avenue, the center line of South avenue, and the first voting district, east by the harbor, and west by the east end of the breakwater going to Fayerweather's island and the branch of Cedar creek east of Wordin avenue.” “ The seventh voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded northwest and north by the sixth voting district and from the intersection of Madison avenue and Main street, east by the center line of Main street till it intersects East Washington avenue, thence north by the center line of East Washington avenue to the water, east by Pequonnock river, south by the first voting district, and southwest by the fifth voting district," and by inserting in lieu thereof the words “ The first voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded north by the center line of Fairfield avenue from its intersection with Park avenue to the center line of Main street, east by the center line of Main street, south by the center line of South avenue until it intersects Park avenue,

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and west by the center line of Park avenue until it intersects Fairfield avenue. “ The second voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded north by the center line of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad tracks, from the branch of Cedar creek east of Wordin avenue until they intersect South avenue, the center line of South avenue, the first voting district, and the seventh voting district, east by the harbor, west by the east end of the breakwater going to Fayerweather's island and the branch of Cedar creek east of Wordin avenue, and south by the boundary line of the city of Bridgeport.”

The seventh voting district shall comprise so much thereof as is bounded northwest and north by the sixth voting district and from the intersection of Madison avenue and Main street, on the east by the center line of Main street until it intersects East Washington avenue; thence bounded on the north by the center line of East Washington avenue to Pequonnock river and the harbor, east by Pequonnock river and the harbor, south by the center line of South avenue running from the harbor to the center line of Main street; thence bounded west by the center line of Main street to the center line of Fairfield avenue; thence bounded southerly by the center line of Fairfield avenue from Main street to Park avenue; thence bounded southwesterly by the center line of Park avenue to Harral avenue.”

Sec. 2.. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, May 6, 1903.

[House Bill No. 473.]

[225.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MIDDLESI HOSPITAL

FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1905.

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

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. 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 fiscal years ending September 30, 1905: For The Middlesex Hospital, six thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. No part of this appropriation shall be paid to the said hospital until the said hospital is in actual operation, and if the said hospital is not in actual operation prior to September 30, 1903, there shall be paid of this appropriation to said hospital only seven hundred and fifty dollars for each three months that it is in actual operation prior to September 30, 1905.

Approved, May 6, 1903.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 366.]

[226.]

AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF THE TUITION OF CHILDREN ATTENDING THE HIGH SCHOOL IN

THE MIDDLETOWN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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

Assembly convened:

Section two of an act, approved June 17, 1901, and entitled "An Act concerning the Payment of the Tuition of Children Attending the High School in the Middletown City School District,” is hereby amended to read as follows: All such tuition fees shall be paid by said town in the month of July from moneys to be raised by taxation on the taxable property in said town outside said school district, and it shall be the duty of the selectmen of said town to ascertain and lay all taxes necessary for said purpose, which taxes shall be laid upon the same list as the annual town tax next due, included in the same ratebill, and collected with said annual town tax.

Approved, May 6, 1903.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 196.]

[227.]

AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE TOWN COURT OF

MILFORD.

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

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section four of an act establishing the town court of Milford, approved May 16, 1901, is hereby amended by striking out the words “ or other prosecuting officer" in the first line thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows: No grand juror shall make complaint, either to said town court or to a justice of the peace, of any criminal matter whereof said town court has jurisdiction or may take cognizance, as hereinbefore provided; nor shall any justice of the peace take cognizance of any action or complaint of a criminal form or nature whereof jurisdiction or cognizance is conferred on said town court by this act, except as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. Section eleven of said act is hereby amended by striking out all of said section following the word “ office" in the sixth line thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows: It shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney diligently to inquire after and make due presentment and complaint to said town court of all crimes, misdemeanors, and other criminal matters whereof said court has jurisdiction or cognizance, or wherever said court may proceed,

whether committed before or after said prosecuting attorney's appointment to office.

SEC. 3. Section sixteen of said act is hereby amended by inserting the words “ except as hereinafter provided” between the words “officers ” and “and” in the eighth line thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows: The judge of said court shall receive a salary of three hundred dollars per annum. The deputy judge shall receive for each day that he is actually holding court, three dollars, to be paid by the town of Milford, but the amount so paid to the deputy judge shall be deducted by the town treasurer from the salary of the judge. The salary of the prosecuting attorney shall be three hundred dollars per annum. The salaries provided for in this section shall be paid in lieu of all fees whatever for services of said officers, except as hereinafter provided, and shall be paid monthly from the treasury of said town, on order of the judge of said court.

Sec. 4. Section seventeen of said act is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thereto” in the eighth line thereof the following: “ in favor of said prosecuting liquor agent, and shall be paid to him from the treasury of said town on order of the judge of said court,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows: The same costs shall be taxed in said town court in all cases of a criminal form or nature as are taxed in similar cases before justices of the peace, except that two dollars docket fee, three dollars for the trial of the case, and one dollar on each appeal shall be allowed, and, if actually engaged more than one day in the trial of such case, two dollars for each day after the first day that said town court is so engaged; but in cases under the liquor laws the fee allowed by law to prosecuting agents shall be taxed in addition thereto in favor of said prosecuting liquor agent, and shall be paid to him from the treasury of said town on order of the judge of said court. All copies in cases going to the superior court from said town court by appeal, binding over, or otherwise, shall, with the addition last mentioned, be taxed the same as in similar cases going to the superior court in the same manner from justices of the peace; all costs for services in criminal process and witness fees taxed under the provisions of this act, and not paid by the accused or otherwise received, shall be paid from the treasury of said town of Milford, on the order of the judge of said court.

SEC. 5. Section nineteen of said act is hereby amended by inserting after the word “ attorney” in the second line thereof the following: "except in cases under the liquor laws and statutes of this state, in which cases process may be signed by the prosecuting liquor agent, as well as the judge or prosecuting attorney of said court,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows: All process issued by said town court shall be signed only by the judge or prosecuting attorney, except in cases under the liquor laws and statutes of this state, in which cases process may be signed by the prosecuting liquor agent, as well as the judge or prosecuting attorney of said

court; subpænas to produce the attendance of witnesses before said court may be signed by the judge or prosecuting attorney; bonds or recognizances on the continuance of any case, or on binding over, or appeal to the superior court or court of common pleas shall be taken by the judge; and bonds for the appearance at said town court to answer may be taken by the judge or prosecuting attorney; and the authority taking such bond for appearance shall note on the warrant the name of the surety, the amount of the bond, and the date and hour at which the accused is to appear before said court, which entry shall be a part of the file in said case. The judge of said town court shall not be disqualified to act in any case from which money by penalty or otherwise shall accrue to the town of Milford, by reason of his being a resident or taxpayer of said town.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, May 11, 1903.

[House Bill No. 469.]

[228.] AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN TO INCREASE ITS

WATER SUPPLY AND ISSUE ADDITIONAL BONDS THEREFOR.

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

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The city of New Britain, a municipal corporation located within the county of Hartford in this state, for the purpose

of increasing its water supply, is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire and take, by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or so much thereof as may in the opinion of the board of water commissioners of said city be necessary, of the North Branch, so called, of the Pequabuck river, and any or all of its tributaries, together with the water rights connected therewith, at any point or points on said North Branch and said tributaries within the town of Burlington in this state and above the road known as the Old Turnpike connecting the borough of Bristol and the village of Farmington, and, for the purpose of holding, storing, purifying, or conveying the waters aforesaid, may in like manner acquire and take any or all lands, rights of way, easements, and other property within the limits of the towns of Burlington, Bristol, Plainville, Southington, and New Britain which may in the opinion of said board be necessary, and may erect on any lands so acquired and taken proper dams, reservoirs, fixtures, structures, and other appliances, and make such excavations and provide such other means as may in the opinion of said board be necessary or advisable for the purpose of holding and conveying said waters to and into Shuttle Meadow lake, so-called, in said town of Southington, or to and into the said city of New Britain, and may construct and lay down such

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