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of the commissioner, may sell and deliver or distribute such coal or coke in more than one city or town from one fixed place of business.

SEC. 6. The commissioner shall keep a record of licenses to be all licenses granted by him under the provisions of open to public this act with the number of each, the name, residence, and business address of the licensee, and the cities and towns for which such licenses are issued. Such records shall be open at any time to public inspection. Each license shall bear the date of the day upon which it is issued, shall continue in force for one year from that date unless revoked by the commissioner, and may be renewed on payment of the prescribed fee.

Sec. 7. Any license issued under the provisions of Licenseemax this act may be suspended or revoked at any time by the superior court, after due hearing, upon complaint in such form as it may require, for using or giving false or insufficient weight, or for any other just or sufficient reason.

SEC. 8. The commissioner may make such rules Commissioner and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the regulations. provisions of this act, and may employ an inspector and such office assistants as may be necessary for the enforcement of this act, and all moneys received by him under the provisions of this act shall be turned over to the general treasurer for the use of the state.

SEC. 9. Whoever violates any provision of section Penalties. four of this act, or whoever refuses or fails to comply with any request for information desired by the commissioner for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, or gives a false answer to any such request shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars; and whoever is guilty of fraud or deceit in the weighing, selling or delivering of coal or coke, or whoever wilfully, by himself or his servant,

may make

Appeal by person aggrieved.

Adjudged invalidity of

affect the remainder.

agent or employee sells or delivers or distributes coal or coke which does not comply with sections one and two of this act, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than one thousand dollars and whoever is convicted of a second offense shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. The commissioner shall cause this act to be enforced and said commissioner shall not be required to enter into any recognizance or to give surety for costs in any proceedings under this act.

Sec. 10. Any seller of coal or coke, aggrieved by any provisions of this act, may appeal therefrom to any justice of the superior court, and such appeal shall operate to stay any such provisions until final determination thereon.

Sec. 11. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or this net not to part of this act shall for any reason be adjudged by

any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph or part thereof, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.

SEC. 12. For the purpose of paying necessary exAppropriation

penses in carrying out the provisions of this act, the general assembly shall annually appropriate such sum as it may deem necessary; and for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act during the period ending March 31, 1924, the sum of three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the state auditor is hereby directed to draw his orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of said sum, or so much thereof as may from time to time be required upon receipt by him of proper vouchers approved by the commissioner of labor.

for carrying out the provisions of this act.

SEC. 13. Sections 23 and 24 of chapter 221 of the Certain law general laws, are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage.

CHAPTER 484.

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AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER IIIO OF THE H 839.

Approved PUBLIC LAWS, PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, April 11, 1923. A. D. 1914, ENTITLED AN ACT RELATIVE TO DAYS OFF FOR MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITIES OF PROVIDENCE, NEWPORT, PAWTUCKET, WOONSOCKET, CENTRAL FALLS AND CRANSTON.”

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

when.

SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter 1110 of the Days off for public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. fire depart 1914, entitled "An act relative to days off for mem- not to apply. bers of the fire department of the cities of Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Central Falls and Cranston,” shall not apply to the members of the fire department of the city of Providence during the time that a two platoon or two shift system is in effect for the fire department of the city of Providence. SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its

passage.

CHAPTER 485.

(2370)

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO

H 870.
Approved
April 24, 1923.

ENACT BUILDING ORDINANCES.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Providence is hereby authorized and empowered to pass, ordain and establish

ized to estab

rules and regulations respecting buildings, etc.

May provide for inspector of buildings, deputies, etc.

May divide city into building or close fire districts, etc.

Çity of Provi: such ordinances, rules and regulations respecting the lish ordinances, construction, repair, maintenance and removal of

buildings and other structures within said city as may be deemed necessary for the promotion of the health, safety, morals or general welfare, and to amend, alter or repeal the same from time to time. In carrying out the provisions hereof, the city council also may provide for the selection of an inspector of buildings, his deputies, assistants and clerks, and such other officers, deputies, assistants and clerks, as may be required and may define their duties; may prescribe the terms, conditions and limitations under which building permits may be granted; may divide the city into building or close fire districts; may enact regulations to prevent encroachment upon the highways while buildings are being constructed, repaired or removed, and when deemed necessary may require security from the owner thereof against damage to adjoining property on account of such building operations; may provide for the installation, maintenance and removal of coal holes, vaults and other structures under sidewalks; may regulate standing room in theatres, the installation of sprinkling and other safety devices in buildings; and generally may ordain and establish ordinances, rules and regulations concerning the subject matter which heretofore has been regulated under the provisions of chapter 472 of

the public laws of 1909 and the amendments thereto. May provide SEC. 2. Said city council may provide for the review: powere selection and organization of a board of review, con

sisting of five members. The chairman, or in his absence, the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All hearings of such board shall be open to the public.

The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question

Coal holes, vaults, etc.; standing room in theatres; sprinkling devices, etc.

for a board of

etc.

stay all pro

or if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be filed immediately in the office of the board and shall be a public record.

Appeals to the board of review may be taken by Appeals to the any person aggrieved or by any officer, department, review. board or bureau of the municipality affected by any decision of the administrative officer. Such appeal shall be taken within a reasonable time, as provided by the rules of the board, by filing with the officer from whom the appeal is taken and with the board of review a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof. The officer from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.

An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance Appeals to of the action appealed from unless the officer from excepte hen. whom the appeal is taken certifies to the board of review after the notice of appeal shall have been filed with him that by reason of facts stated in the certificate a stay would in his opinion cause imminent peril to life or property. In such case proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by restraining order which may be granted by the board of review or by a court of competent jurisdiction on application therefor and upon notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken and on due cause shown.

The board of review shall fix a reasonable time for Hearing of the hearing of the appeal, give public notice thereof as well as due notice to the parties in interest and decide the same within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.

The board of review shall have the following porteber of the powers:

appeal.

board of review.

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