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AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES
BEFORE A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS.
Pub. Sts. ch.
SECTION 1. Section seven of chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of Witnesses may the Public Statutes is amended by inserting in the fourth line after the be summoned word “ selectmen,” the words " or a board of police commissioners ;" commissioners. and by inserting in the tenth line of said section after the word
169, $ 7, "selectmen,” the words " or board of police commissioners.”
SECT. 2. Section eight of said chapter one hundred and sixty-nine Failing to atis also amended by inserting after the word " selectmen,” at the end tend, warrant of the third line the words - or chairman of the board of police com- Pub. Sts. ch.
SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CORRECTION OF OMISSIONS
IN THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.
Pub. Sts. ch. 6.
If a qualified voter of any city or town whose name was on the Name on voting voting list of such city or town for the preceding year, who has been ing year, it assessed for a poll tax for the current year, and who has paid a state omitted by misor county tax assessed upon him for the preceding or current year, year, may be finds after the close of registration that his name is not placed on the placed conlist voting list of the current year by reason of the same being omitted assessors. by clerical error or mistake from the list of polls as assessed and transmitted by the board of assessors to the board charged with the preparation of the voting list, the board of assessors shall, upon the personal application of such voter, correct such omission or mistake, and give to him a certificate of such correction, to be presented by him in person to the board charged with the preparation of the voting list, who shall, on the receipt thereof, place the name of such voter on the voting list of the precinct, ward, or town in which he was entitled to be registered; or if application is made on the day of elec- Certificate shall tion the said board last mentioned shall give to such voter a certificate, plication is on presentation of which to the election officers of his precinct, ward, made on the
day of election. or town, he shall be allowed to vote therein ; and such certificate shall be returned and preserved in like manner as the ballots cast in such precinct, ward, or town. May 26, 1882.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF THE PLACE OF STOR-
SECTION 1. Any person who shall hereafter store or keep for sale Notice shall be gunpowder or any other explosive compound above the quantity of engineer of tire one pound in any building in any city or town in this Commonwealth department, of shall, immediately on the receipt of such gunpowder or other explosive of explosive
place of storage compound, deliver to the chief engineer of the fire department of such compas.com 21
102, SS 54-79.
Special provi- city or town, except in Boston, and in Boston to the board of fire sion applicable commissioners, a statement in writing of the amount of such gunpow
der or other explosive compound kept, or proposed to be kept, together with a description of the building and part of the building in which the same is kept, or proposed to be kept, sufficiently accurate for identification ; and no person shall store or keep for sale gunpowder or any other explosive compound in any other place: provided, that in any town where there is no fire department such statement shall be
delivered to one of the fire wards in such town. Penalty.
SECT. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act. shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.
AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.
Punishment of SECTION 1. Whoever, being the parent of a child less than two abandonment of years old, abandons it within or without any building in this Commonchild less than wealth, or, having made a contract or provision for the board or maintwo years old.
tenance of such child, absconds or fails to perform any such contract or provision, and for a period of four weeks after such absconding or failure neither visits nor removes such child, nor during said period notifies the overseers of the poor of the city or town where such parent resides of his or her inability to support such child, shall be punished by imprisonment, if a man, in the house of correction, and if a woman in the reformatory prison for women not exceeding two years, or, in case death shall result from such abandonment, not exceeding five years; but this Act shall not apply to cases in which the omission to visit, remove, or support such child, or to give such
notice, arises from physical or mental disability. Accessories. SECT. 2. Every person who knowingly and with wrongful intent
aids or abets the abandonment of any such child, as set forth in the preceding section, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisoninent not exceeding two years in the house
of correction. Person receiv Sect. 3. Every person who receives for board a child under the ing for board an illegitimate
age of one year, knowing or having reason to believe it to be illegitichild under the mate, shall forthwith notify the overseers of the poor of the city or age of one year town in which he resides of the fact of such reception, and, if requestoverseers of the ed by such overseers, shall also so notify the state board of health, Pub. Sts. ch. so, lunacy, and charity. The parent or parents of such child shall, when $ 60.
called upon by said board, or such overseers, give to said board or such overseers, satisfactory security for the maintenance of such child. The parents of such children shall, when called upon, give true answers to the said state board, or any of its officers, as to the residence, parentage, and place of settlement of such children, so far as their knowledge extends. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction not exceeding
one year. Penalty for not SECT. 4. Whoever unreasonably neglects to provide for the support fupporting of his minor child shall be punished by fine not exceeding twenty
dollars, or by imprisonment in the house of correction not exceeding six months. May 26, 1882.
AN ACT TO APPORTION AND ASSESS A STATE TAX OF TWO
Section 1. Each city and town in this Commonwealth shall be state tax of assessed and pay the several sums with which they stand respectively
$2,000,000. charged in the following schedule, that is to say:
Couuty. Three thousand one hundred and twenty dollars
$3,120.00 Eight hundred and twenty dollars
820.00 One thousand dollars
1,000.00 Eighteen hundred and forty dollars
1,810.00 Two hundred and sixty dollars
260.00 Twenty-seven hundred and forty dollars 2,740.00 Thirteen hundred dollars
1,300.00 One hundred and twenty dollars
120.00 Six hundred dollars .
600.00 Twenty-two hundred dollars
2,200.00 Sixteen hundred and twenty dollars
1,620.00 Three hundred and sixty dollars
360.00 Ten hundred and eighty dollars ·
1,080.00 Sixteen hundred and eighty dollars
Twenty-five hundred and twenty dollars $2,520.00
560.00 Cheshire Twelve hundred and twenty dollars
1,220.00 Clarksburg Three hundred dollars
300.00 Dalton . Fourteen hundred and sixty dollars
1,460.00 Egremont. Six hundred and eighty dollars
960.00 Lanesborough Eight hundred and eighty dollars
Twenty-two hundred and forty dollars . 2,240.00
1,600.00 Monterey : Three hundred and twenty dollars
320.00 Mt. Washington. One hundred dollars
100.00 New Ashford. One hundred dollars
100.00 New Marlborough Nine hundred and sixty dollars
960.60 North Adams Forty-eight hundred and sixty dollars
4,860.00 Otis . Three hundred and twenty dollars
320.00 Peru One hundred and eighty dollars .
180.00 Pittsfield Ten thousand one hundred and twenty dollars, 10,120.00 Richmond. Six hundred and sixty dollars
660.00 Sandisfield Five hundred dollars
500.00 Savoy Two hundred and sixty dollars
260.00 Sheffield Thirteen hundred and forty dollars .
1,310.00 Stockbridge Thirty-one hundred and forty dollars
3,140.00 Tyringham Three hundred dollars
300.00 Washington Two hundred and eighty dollars
280.00 W. Stockbridge. One thousand dollars
1,000.00 Williamstown Two thousand and eighty dollars
2,080.00 Windsor Two hundred and sixty dollars :
Six hundred and eighty dollars
$680.00 Fifty-one hundred and eighty dollars
5,180.00 Three hundred and sixty dollars .
360.00 Twenty-one hundred dollars
2,100.00 Nine hundred and forty dollars
940.00 Thirty-three hundred and twenty dollars 3,320.00 Seventeen hundred and eighty dollars .
1,780.00 Fifty-three thousand four hundred and twenty dollars
53,420.00 Eight hundred and forty dollars.
840.00 Thirteen hundred and forty dollars .
1,340.00 Twenty-nine thousand one hundred and sixty dollars
29,160.00 Nine hundred and eighty dollars .
980.00 Fourteen hundred dollars
1,400.00 Nine hundred and twenty dollars
920.00 Seven hundred dollars.
700.00 Twelve hundred dollars
1,200.00 Seven hundred and eighty dollars
780.00 Nineteen thousand one hundred and forty dollars
19,140.00 Sixteen hundred and forty dollars
Three hundred and forty dollars .
20.00 200.00 800.00
680.00 1,560.00 4,280.00 1,100.00 1,200.00 10,000.00 1,000.00
600.00 12,000.00 2,420.00
Two thousand and forty dollars
900.00 1,960.00 4,740.00 1,120.00 2,680.00
540.00 8,280.00 1,140.00
Six hundred and twenty dollars
County. $620.00 480.00 700.00 420.00 780.00