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STATE OF CONNECTICUT,

JANUARY SESSION, 1911.

At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, in said State, on the Wednesday following the first Monday of January, being the fourth day of said month, and continued until the final adjournment thereof on the twenty-sixth day of September next following, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven.

[House Bill No. 819, Substitute for House Bill No. 808, Session 1909.]

CHAPTER 1.

An Act amending an Act concerning Estimates of State Ex-
penditures and Reference of Bills and Resolutions

to the Committee on Appropriations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. Section 23 of the general statutes is hereby Estimates of amended to read as follows: The estimates of the sums of tures to be re. money for the state expenditures, required to be prepared ferred stand the for the use of the general assembly, shall be referred to a

committee on ap

propriations. joint standing committee, to be designated the joint standing Duties and limcommittee on appropriations, and there shall also be referred power of the to the same committee all bills and resolutions appropriating money from the state treasury, except resolutions for the payment of claims against the state and resolutions paying the contingent expenses of the senate and house of representatives. Any joint standing committee reporting favorably, to the general assembly, any bill or joint resolution requiring an appropriation shall recommend that such bill or joint resolution be referred to the joint standing committee on

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appropriations, unless the senate and house of representatives
otherwise order by majority vote. The committee on ap-
propriations shall carefully investigate the estimates and
other matters submitted and referred to it, and shall report
its recommendations on all matters thus submitted or
ferred, and shall also report, from time to time, such appro-
priation bills as it may deem necessary for carrying on the
different departments of the state government and for pro-
viding for such institutions and persons as are proper subjects
for state aid under existing laws, for two years from the fol-
lowing thirtieth day of September. The committee on ap-
propriations shall not have power to report, and the general
assembly shall not make, any appropriation by way of salary,
compensation, fees, or allowance for any purpose, in excess
of the amount allowed by law, to any particular person or
purpose, whenever the same is fixed by law, unless the amount
of such salary, compensation, fees, or allowance shall be raised
by a statute which has gone into effect at the time when
the appropriation is made. All appropriation bills shall
specify the particular purpose for which each appropriation
is made, and shall be itemized as far as practicable.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, March 23, 1911.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 364.)

Selectmen to de

in ten feet of the

CHAPTER 2.
An Act amending an Act concerning the Cutting of Bushes

adjoining Highways.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section one of chapter 277 of the public acts of 1905 is trees and branch-hereby amended by inserting after the word "towns” in the es growing with fifth line thereof the words "and shall, within thirty days center of public thereafter, cause all brush so cut to be piled and burned," highway" defined. so that said section as amended shall read as follows: The

selectmen in every town shall cause to be cut, at least once in each year, all bushes, trees, and branches of trees growing within ten feet of the center of the traveled way within the limits of the public highways in their respective towns, and shall, within thirty days thereafter, cause all brush so cut to be piled and burned. The term “public highways" as used in this section shall be construed to mean and include only the main highways leading from one town to another.

Approved, March 23, 1911.

[House Bill No. 184.]

CHAPTER 3.

An Act amending an Act concerning Expenditure by Public

Library Committee.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Section 4637 of the general statutes is hereby amended to Limitation of exread as follows: In towns whose grand list exceeds six hun- books by Condred thousand dollars, the Connecticut public library com- Library Commitmittee may, in its discretion, expend annually, for books tee. selected by it for any free public library, a sum not to exceed the amount annually appropriated and expended by the town for the increase of such library. In towns whose grand list does not exceed six hundred thousand dollars, said committee may, in its discretion, expend annually, for books selected by it for any free public library, a sum not to exceed the amount annually appropriated and expended from any source for the increase of such library. The expenditure by said committee shall not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars annually, for any library.

Approved, March 23, 1911.

[House Bill No. 672.]

CHAPTER 4.

An Act amending an Act concerning Reports of the Super

intendent of State Police to the Insurance Commissioner.

the

missioner.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened :

Section one of chapter 203 of the public acts of 1909 is Superintendent of hereby amended by striking out, in the second line of said state police, as section, the words “first day of December” and inserting shal, to report in lieu thereof the words "fifteenth day of February," so insurance comthat said section as amended shall read as follows: The superintendent of state police shall submit annually, not later than the fifteenth day of February, a detailed report of his official actions as state fire marshal, to the insurance commissioner, who shall embody in his annual fire report to the governor such portions thereof as he may deem important.

Approved, March 28, 1911.

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