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SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall not affect Certain actions actions based upon any agreement of sale, lease or consignment entered into before the passage of this act.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 474.

(2359)

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION IO OF CHAPTER H 1059.

Approved 97 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF THE June 12, 1923. CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS AND BRIDGES.'

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 10 of chapter 97 of the general laws, entitled “Of the construction, improvement, and maintenance of state roads and bridges, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 10. The sums paid each town under the Sums to provisions of this chapter shall be used exclusively within the respective towns for maintenance and structed parts repair of said highways under the direction of the how to be town councils for the respective towns, on roads approved by the state board of public roads or for the purpose of reimbursing each such town for such expenditure for maintenance and repair, and the town treasurers of the several towns shall on or before the fifteenth day of November, in each year, report in writing to the state board of public roads stating the portion of such roads upon which such sum has been expended.”

towns for

of uncon

way system,

expended.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 475.

(2360)

S 143.
Approved
June 13, 1923.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO CHAP

TER 372 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF
GUARDIAN AND WARD.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Guardian or conservator

may be

authorized to continue mal ng provisi 2 for support, etc., of person previously cared for.

SECTION 1. Chapter 372 of the general laws, entitled “Of guardian and ward,” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sections:

“Sec. 44. Whenever a guardian or a conservator of any person or the estate of any person is appointed by any court in this state and such person has prior to the appointment of such guardian or conservator provided for any other person out of his estate, whom the said person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed was not under legal obligations to support or provide for, and where it appears that the said person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed would have continued such support or provision if such guardian or conservator had not been appointed, the superior court upon bill or petition in equity filed by the person who received the support or provision or by the guardian or conservator may authorize such guardian or conservator to continue to make such allowances out of the estate of the person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed, as the court in its sound discretion deems such person for whom a

guardian or

restricted by

section.

guardian or conservator has been appointed would have made if a guardian or conservator had not been appointed, provided, however, that the court shall not exercise such powers in cases where the person for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed has prior to the appointment of a guardian or conservator expressly declared or requested that such powers shall not be exercised by the court. In granting such authority the court may impose such conditions or restrictions and give such directions as it may deem advisable.

“Sec. 45. Nothing in the preceding section con- powers of tained shall be held to limit or restrict any powers not limited or which a guardian or conservator may have apart preceding from the provisions of said section.

“Sec. 46. Whenever in any proceeding under Court may section 44 of this chapter there are contingent in- vision for care terests of persons not in being or not ascertainable interests, etc. or interests of persons non sui juris, the court may appoint a person to represent such contingent interests or a guardian ad litem to represent such interests of persons non sui juris, and in case of such representation the decree entered in such proceeding shall bind all such interests.

“Sec. 47. An appeal may be taken to the supreme Of appeal to court from any final order or decree of the superior court entered in any proceeding brought under the provisions of section 44 of this chapter at any time within ten days from the entry of such order of decree, and not thereafter. The provisions of sections 35 and 36 of chapter 339 of the general laws as to the certification of causes to the supreme court shall not apply to any proceeding taken under the provisions of section 44 of this chapter."

SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to any estate where a guardian or a conservator has

the supreme

been appointed prior to the passage of this act or thereafter.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all laws and parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 476.

(2361)

H 815 A.
Approved
June 13, 1923.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 7 OF

CHAPTER 148 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF PILOTS AND PILOTAGE.'

Commission as pilot, when and how issued.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 148 of the general laws, entitled “Of pilots and pilotage,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 2. Every person, who, upon examination by the commissioners, shall satisfy the commissioners that he fulfills the requirements established by them for the class of license applied for, and every federal pilot applying for a state license in the class covered by his federal license, who, upon examination by the commissioners, shall satisfy them that he is sufficiently familiar with the waters of this state, shall receive from the commissioners a certificate of qualification stating the class of state pilot's license to which the applicant is entitled. The governor shall thereupon issue a commission as pilot in the class designated to such applicant."

SEC. 2. Section 7 of chapter 148 of the general laws, entitled “Of pilots and pilotage,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 7. The commissioners of pilots shall register, in a book kept for that purpose, complaints by and against pilots, and shall examine the evidence

Commission of pilot may be suspended or revoked.

concerning the same, and may, by and with the
consent of the governor, for cause shown, suspend
or revoke the commission of any pilot. In cases of
suspension, however, the period shall not be for more
than three months for any one offense.”
SEC. 3. This act shall take effect

upon

its

passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 477.

[2362]

H 863.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 22 June 13, 1923. OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED

OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS-GENERAL.”

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 22 of the general laws, entitled “Of the attorney-general and the assistant attorneys-general,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 5. The attorney-general is hereby empowered to appoint from time to time an assistant attorney-general, a second assistant attorney-gen- Attorneyseral, a third assistant attorney-general, and a fourth appointed; assistant attorney-general, whose powers and duties duties of. shall be similar to those imposed upon the attorneygeneral by law, and shall be performed under and by the advice and direction of the attorney-general.”

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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