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Acts of 1907, Chapter 34.
An Act relative to the Expenses of the Board of Gas and Electric

Light Commissioners. SECTION 1. The board of gas and electric light commissioners Gas and may expend annually for necessary statistics, books, stationery commission: and contingent expenses, and for clerical assistance, such sum as

ers, annual

expenses, etc. the general court shall annually appropriate.

SECTION 2. The salary of the inspector of gas meters shall be Salaries, etc. twenty-five hundred dollars a year; of the first assistant inspector, fifteen hundred dollars a year; of the second assistant inspector, twelve hundred dollars a year; and the board of gas and electric light commissioners may expend annually for the compensation of deputies, and for office rent, travelling and other necessary expenses incident to the duties of said inspectors, such sum as the general court shall annually appropriate.

SECTION 3. Section three of chapter one hundred and twenty- Repeal. one of the Revised Laws and section six of chapter two hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved January 31, 1907.

Acts of 1908, Chapter 536.
An Act relative to the Expenses of the Board of Gas and Electric

Light Commissioners. SECTION 1. The board of gas and electric light commissioners Expenses of may expend annually for necessary statistics, books, stationery and electric and contingent expenses, and for clerical assistance, such sums as minhas comes the general court shall annually appropriate.

SECTION 2. The salary of the present inspector of gas meters Salaries of and of illuminating gas shall be twenty-eight hundred dollars a employees. year; of the present first assistant inspector, eighteen hundred dollars a year; of the present second assistant inspector, sixteen hundred dollars a year; and the board of gas and electric light commissioners may expend annually for the compensation of deputies, and for office rent, travelling and other necessary expenses incident to the duties of said inspectors, such sum as the general court shall annually appropriate.

SECTION 3. So much of chapter fifty-four of the acts of the Repeal. year nineteen hundred and seven as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(The foregoing was laid before the Lieutenant Governor, Acting Governor, on the fourteenth day of May, 1908, and after five days

it had the force of a law, as prescribed by the Constitution, as it was not returned by him with his objections thereto within that time.)

Assessment
of expenses.
1885, 314,
§ 6.
1887, 382,
§ 4.
1891, 351.
1895, 463,
§ 1.
1899, 365.
Repealed.
1904, 435.

[SECTION 4. The annual expenses of the commissioners and clerk, including salaries, shall be borne by the several gas and electric light companies in proportion to their gross earnings, and shall be assessed and recovered in the manner provided by section ten of chapter one hundred and eleven for the assessment and recovery of the expenses of the railroad commissioners.]

Acts of 1904, Chapter 435.
An Act relative to the Assessment of the Salaries and Expenses

of the Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners. SECTION 1. (Superseded by Acts of 1909, chapter 490, Part III., 09.)

gas and

commis. sioners.

1895, 313;

Acts of 1909, Chapter 490, Part III., § 9. Of railroad, Section 9. All sums of money annually appropriated by the electric light general court for the salaries and expenses of the board of rail

road commissioners and of the board of gas and electric light

7. 1869, 408, } 7. commissioners, their clerks and employees, shall be apportioned 1874, 372,

by the tax commissioner among the several railroad corporations $ 18. 1878, 167, 8 1. ond street railway companies and among the several gas and P.S. 112, $ 12.

electric light companies, respectively; and on or before the first 1885, 314, 8 6. 1887, 334, 34; day of July in each year he shall assess upon each of said corpo1890, 200, $ 3. rations and companies its share of said sums, in the case of rail1894, 535, § 8. road corporations and street railway companies in proportion 463, § 1.

to its gross earnings from the transportation of persons and 1892: 376: $ 4. property for the year last preceding the year in which the assess

ment is made, and in the case of gas and electric light companies § 10; 121, § 4.

in proportion to its gross earnings for the year last preceding 435, $ 1. 1906, 463, the year in which the assessment is made; and such assessments Pt. I., $ 3.

shall be collected in the same manner as taxes upon corporations. Balance re SECTION 2. Of the amount so assessed and collected any balmaining December 31, ance remaining on the thirty-first day of December in any year, etc., to be carried to and all forfeitures collected under section thirty-two of chapter

one hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Laws and all fees collected under section thirty-six of said chapter and under section five of chapter two hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two, during the year, shall be carried forward to the next year and shall be taken into account in making an appropriation for that year.

R. L. 111,

1904, 429;

next year.

SECTION 3. Section four of chapter one hundred and twenty- Repeal, etc. one of the Revised Laws is hereby repealed; but on or before th first day of July, nineteen hundred and four, the tax commissioner shall apportion and assess such expenses therein mentioned as were incurred by the board of gas and electric light commissioners prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and four, in the manner therein provided.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved June 8, 1904.

Acts of 1910, Chapter 220.
An Act to provide for Supervision by the Governor and Council

of Expenditures and Other Financial Operations of the Com-
monwealth.

SECTION 1. Every officer or board having charge of any de- Certain partment, institution or undertaking which receives an annual to be sub

the appropriation of money from the treasury of the commonwealth, auditor, etc. including annual appropriations to be met by assessments, shall, annually, on or before the fifteenth day of November, submit to the auditor of the commonwealth statements in detail showing the amount appropriated for the current fiscal year and the amounts required for the ensuing fiscal year, with an explanation of the reason for any increased appropriation, and with citations of the statutes relating thereto, and with a statement of the expenditures for the current year and for each of the next preceding two years. The said estimates shall not include any estimates for special purposes or objects. The auditor of the commonwealth shall embody the said statements, with a like statement relating to his own department, in one document, which shall be printed, and shall be submitted on or before the first Thursday in January of each year to the governor and council for examination, and the governor shall transmit the same to the general court with such recommendations, if any, as he may deem proper. The auditor sliall also submit his estimates for the ensuing fiscal year for the ordinary and other revenue of the commonwealth which shall be made a part of the document herein provided for. Copies of the document shall be distributed to the members of the general court.

SECTION 2. Officers, heads of departments, boards, commis- Annual sions and trustees of institutions, who, in their annual reports, or boards, comotherwise, recommend appropriations from the state treasury for missions, etc., special purposes or objects, including appropriations to be met estimates of

appropriations by assessments, in addition to the ordinary running expenses, shall required for

the ensuing submit estimates thereof in detail to the auditor of the common- year, etc. wealth on or before the fifteenth day of November in each year,

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and he shall classify them and embody them in one document which
shall be printed, and shall be submitted on or before the first
Thursday in January of each year to the governor and council
for examination, and the governor shall transmit the same to the
general court with such recommendations, if any, as he may deem
proper. He shall make recommendation as to how much should
be raised by the issue of bonds and how much should be paid out
of current revenue. Copies of the document shall be distributed
to the members of the general court.

SECTION 3. The plans, estimates and specifications made in
accordance with the provisions of chapter five hundred and twenty
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, or of amend-
ments thereof, relating to any improvement described in either
of the documents aforesaid, shall at the same time be submitted
to the governor and ccuncil.

SECTION 4. The auditor shall furnish to the governor and council such further information in regard to the revenue, expenditures and other financial operations of the commonwealth, and in such form as the governor may require.

SECTION 5. The governor may, in his discretion, transmit to the general court from time to time, with his recommendations, if any, thereon, particular items in either of the said documents, and may withhold. other items for further investigation.

SECTION 6. Section twenty-six of chapter six of the Revised Laws, as amended by section six of chapter two hundred and eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five and section five of chapter five hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved March 16, 1910.

Information in regard to revenue to be furnished.

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General
duties of
board.
1885, 314,
§ 8.
1887, 382,
$ $ 1, 6; 385,

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SECTION 5. Said board shall have the general supervision of all corporations and companies which are engaged in the manufacture and sale of gas or electricity for light

or heat, and shall make all necessary examinations and 197 Mass. 558. inquiries and keep themselves informed as to the compli

ance of the several corporations and companies with the

provisions of law. Regulation of SECTION 6. The board shall, from time to time, ascer

tain what degree of purity can reasonably be required in 197 Mass. 558. gas made and supplied by corporations and companies

engaged in the manufacture and sale of gas for light or

purity of gas.
1885, 314,
8 11.

1885, 314,

1886, 346, $ 2.

heat, and shall report to the general court, when, in its opinion, any change in the law relative thereto is desirable.

SECTION 7. The board shall annually, on or before the Annual report. first Wednesday in January, transmit to the secretary of 14. the commonwealth a report to the general court of its doings, with such suggestions as to the condition of affairs 1887, 382, or conduct of corporations and companies which are en- 1888, 350, gaged in the manufacture and sale of gas or electricity See 1995, for light or heat as may be appropriate, with such abstracts of the returns required by section thirty-one as it considers expedient and an abstract of the accidents reported to it under the provisions of section thirty-nine.

211,

tions for

1893, 144. Amended.

Revised Laws, Chapter 18, § 6. SECTION 6. State boards and commissions shall annually, on or Recommendabefore the first Wednesday in January, deposit with the secretary legislation. of the commonwealth such parts of their annual reports which are required to be made to the governor and council or to the general 1910, 452. court as contain recommendations or suggestions for legislative action, such recommendations or suggestions to be accompanied by drafts of bills embodying the legislation recommended, and the secretary shall forthwith transmit them to the governor and council or to the general court.

ments.

Revised Laws, Chapter 9, § 7. SECTION 7. There shall be printed annually, before the assem- Public docubling of the general court or as soon thereafter as possible, the

1857, 40, § 2. number of copies of documents and reports hereinafter specified, 4:634,22. the same to be numbered in a series to be called public documents. 1876, 178.

, , Said reports shall be as brief as possible without omitting any $8.1, 5.

1878, 264, facts or information required by law to be contained therein. [No § 1.

1880, 193, maps, plans, photogravures, wood cuts or other pictorial illustra- $ 1.

1881, 293, tions shall be introduced unless specially authorized by the gen- § 1.

P. S. 4, § 7. eral court or either branch thereof or, if the cost does not ex

1885, 369. ceed five hundred dollars, with the previous approval of the 1889, 440, secretary of the commonwealth, acting as supervisor of state 1894, 393, printing, and of the auditor of accounts; but said reports may 1896, 258. include abstracts or compilation of the statutes relative to the 1901, 257. subject matter of the respective reports.] They shall be trans- 387230; mitted to the general court through the office of the secretary $ 7; 470,'s 2. of the commonwealth. No more copies than is herein provided for shall be printed at the expense of the commonwealth or be

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