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required, and who shall be called into service by the chief whenever so directed by the mayor or board of commissioners of public safety.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, February 10, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 32.]

[2.]

AUTHORIZING THE HARTFORD SOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE

BONDS.

Resolved by this Assembly: Section 1. That The Hartford South School District of the city of Hartford be and it is hereby empowered to issue its bonds to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, said bonds to be of the par value of one thousand dollars each, to bear date November 1, 1902, to be signed by the committee and treasurer of the district, and to bear interest at a rate not to exceed three and one-half per centum per annum, payable semiannually; the principal of said bonds to be payable forty years from their date. Said bonds may be registered, or may be issued with interest coupons attached, as may be determined by the committee and treasurer of the district.

SEC. 2. Said bonds may be sold in such manner as the committee of said district shall direct, but in no case at less than par, and the proceeds shall be used in taking up and refunding a like amount of bonds issued under a resolution of the general assembly, approved March 19, 1885, and bearing interest at the rate of four per centum per annuim.

SEC. 3. Said bonds, when issued in accordance with the provisions and limitations of this resolution, shall be obligatory on said district and the inhabitants thereof.

Approved, February 24, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 156.]

[3.]

AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT TO REIMBURSE JAMES H.

McELROY FOR SERVICES AND EXPENSES AS COLLECTOR.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the city of Bridgeport be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to pay James H. McElroy, formerly collector of said city, the sum of fiftythree hundred seventy-one and ninety-two one-hundredths dollars, being the amount of a judgment recovered against him by Patrick

Coughlin of said city in an action concerning the fees of the office of collector of said city, to which office said McElroy was elected in 1897 and to which office said McElroy was declared elected by the presiding officer at the election held in said city in April, 1899, and to which office said Coughlin was subsequently declared elected.

Sec. 2. The board of apportionment and taxation of said city of Bridgeport is hereby authorized and empowered to make an appropriation to pay said sum and to embrace the same in the taxes to be laid by said board.

Approved, February 24, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 34.]

[4.]

AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NORWALK TO ISSUE BONDS.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the city of Norwalk be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds, notes, or other certificates of indebtedness, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, bearing interest at no greater rate than three and one-half per centum per annum, payable semi-annually; the principal of said bonds, notes, or other certificates to be payable at some time or times not exceeding twenty-five years from the date thereof; and the funds realized from the sale of said bonds, notes, or other certificates of indebtedness to be applied to the payment of the expenses that shall be incurred by the board of water commissioners of said city in supplying water to the inhabitants thereof, under the charter of the city of Norwalk, and the laws of this state, by acquiring by purchase, or by taking by eminent domain, additional lands, water, ponds, streams, water rights, water and pipe ways, property, and franchises, and by building reservoirs, dams, pipe lines, and other structures pertaining thereto within the limits of the towns of Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, or Ridgefield, or in enlarging the existing reservoirs of said city, or both.

SEC. 2. The common council of said city of Norwalk is authorized to prescribe and determine, subject to the foregoing limitations, the several and aggregate amounts of such bonds, notes, or other certificates of indebtedness, the form of the same, the rate of interest to be paid thereon, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, the times and places of paying said interest and principal, and the person or persons who shall execute the same for and on behalf of said city; and such bonds, notes, or other certificates of indebtedness, when executed in the manner so prescribed and issued and delivered by said city or by its officers or agents duly appointed by said common council, shall be obligatory on said city and upon the inhabitants thereof according to the tenor and purport of the same.

SEC. 3. This resolution shall not take effect unless approved by the legal voters of said city, at a special city meeting to be called within thirty days after the passage of this resolution. There shall be incorporated in the warning of said meeting a notice to the voters of said city, that a ballot will be taken at said city meeting on the question of the acceptance of this resolution. A ballot box shall be provided at a place in said city, to be designated by the common council of said city, labeled “Bond Issue,” and shall be open for the reception of ballots during such hours as the common council may prescribe. The voters in favor of approving said bond issue shall deposit therein a ballot with the word “yes” written or printed thereon, and those opposed thereto, a ballot with the word “ no ” written or printed thereon. Said ballots shall be counted by counters appointed by the mayor and the result shall be declared by the presiding officer of said meeting. If the majority of said ballots shall be in favor of approving said resolution, then the same shall take effect and be in full force, and a certificate of such approval, signed by the clerk of said city, and sealed with the seal of said city, shall be transmitted to the secretary of the state, who shall record the same.

Approved, February 26, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 36.]

[5.] MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DELEGATES OF THE CONSTITU

TIONAL CONVENTION OF 1902.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the comptroller be and he hereby is authorized and directed to draw his order on the treasurer for the sum of three hundred dollars in favor of each of the delegates of the constitutional convention of 1902, said sum of three hundred dollars to be in full compensation for their services in said convention.

Sec. 2. Where any member of said constitutional convention has died, the comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his order on the treasurer for the sum of three hundred dollars in favor of the widow of such deceased member, if such there be, otherwise to his legal heirs or representatives.

Sec. 3. The sum of fifty thousand four hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated in full compensation for the objects hereinbefore specified.

Approved, February 26, 1903.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 170.]

[6.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PAY, TRANSPORTATION,

AND SUBSISTENCE OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much of that amount as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter specified: For the pay, transportation, and subsistence of the Connecticut national guard and for other expenses incurred by reason of necessary duties performed in the city of Waterbury by order of the commander-in-chief.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, March 5, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 58.]

[7.] VALIDATING THE ELECTION OF ALBERT J. MERRITT AS JUSTICE OF

THE PEACE IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEPORT. Resolved by this Assembly: That the election of Albert J. Merritt as justice of the peace in the town of Bridgeport at the election held November 4, 1902, if otherwise legal except that the name of said Albert J. Merritt appears upon the ballots as “Arthur J. Merritt," is hereby validated and confirmed, and the said Albert J. Merritt is hereby empowered to take oath as such justice of the peace on or before the third Monday of March, 1903.

Approved, March 11, 1903.

[House Bill No. 237.]

[8.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO SUPPLY DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSIONER ON DOMESTIC ANIMALS FOR THE TWO

YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1903. 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 herein specified, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1903: For the commissioner on domestic animals, for office and traveling expenses, and for assistance, eight hundred dollars; for cattle condemned, two thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, March 11, 1903.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 140.]

(9.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR DEFICIENCIES FOR THE

TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The sum of twenty-four thousand two hundred and eighty-three dollars is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriation for any purpose for which there is existing law for its expenditure and for which no specific appropriation has been made, for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1903.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, March 11, 1903.

(Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 34.]

(10.) AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE WATERBURY HOSPITAL

FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1905.

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 fiscal years ending September 30, 1905: For the Waterbury hospital, ten thousand dollars.

Approved, March 11, 1903.

[Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 65.]

[11.) AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ÆTNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the 'Ætna Life Insurance Company of Hartford is hereby authorized and empowered

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