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AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES
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 police 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,
Pub. Sts. ch.
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 inserting after the word "selectmen," at the end of the third line the words " or chairman of the board of police commissioners."
may be issued.
tend, warrant Pub. Sts. ch. 169, § 8, amended.
SECT. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. May 26, 1882.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CORRECTION OF OMISSIONS
take the current
by order of Pub. Sts. ch. 6.
Ir 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 list the preceding year, 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 on list 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, on presentation of which to the election officers of his precinct, ward, 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.
be issued if ap
plication is made on the day of election.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF THE PLACE OF STOR-
given to chief
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 fire 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 compound, deliver to the chief engineer of the fire department of such compounds,
Pub. Sts. ch. 102, §§ 54-79.
Special provision applicable to Boston.
Punishment of for
abandonment of child less than two years old.
Person receiving for board an illegitimate
city or town, except in Boston, and in Boston to the board of fire commissioners, a statement in writing of the amount of such gunpowder 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 for not supporting minor child.
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,
SECT. 3. Every person who receives for board a child under the age of one year, knowing or having reason to believe it to be illegitimate, 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 request
child under the
shall notify overseers of the ed by such overseers, shall also so notify the state board of health, Pub. Sts. ch. 80, lunacy, and charity. The parent or parents of such child shall, when
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.
AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.
SECTION 1. Whoever, being the parent of a child less than two years old, abandons it within or without any building in this Commonwealth, or, having made a contract or provision for the board or maintenance 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.
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 imprisonment not exceeding two years in the house
SECT. 4. Whoever unreasonably neglects to provide for the support 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: