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and also to the general assembly on or before the fifteenth day of January in each year the result of such examination, specifying the kind and amount of funds particularly, and such other facts and recommendations in relation to the same and in relation to the expenditures of the state as he may deem it important to the public interest to communicate. He shall also at the same time and in the same report set forth the date of every order by him issued, the amount for which the same was given, and the appropriation to which the same was charged. Such report shall be made up to and include the thirtieth day of November in each year, but only a general recapitulation of such report shall be printed.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of December, A. D. 1923, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Act when effective.

CHAPTER 469.

(2354)

S 39
Approved
June 11, 1923.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17 OF CHAPTER 182

OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED OF FENCES.

Fees of fence viewer.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 17 of chapter 182 of the general laws, entitled “Of fences” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 17. Every fence-viewer shall be allowed six dollars per day for viewing any fence on complaint made to him for that purpose, which fees shall be paid in the first instance by the person complaining to him; and in case there shall appear to be good cause of complaint, may be by him recovered back of the person complained against.”

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 This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 470.

(2355)

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF S 145.

Approved ORCHARDS.

June 11, 1923.

Commissioners of birds may

snare part

of orchards.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Any owner or lessee of any

orchard or orchards in the town of Glocester whose orchards grant permit shall suffer damage by reason of the depredations of ridge in town partridge, may present proof of such damage to one for protection of the commissioners of birds and said commissioner shall thereupon grant to such person or to any person in his employ a permit to kill, by shooting or snaring, at any time of the year, partridge, within said orchard lands or within three hundred feet of any portion of such orchard on land owned by said owner or leased by said lessee of such orchard, or upon lands adjoining such orchard not owned or leased by said orchard owner or lessee, providing permission be secured of such lawful owner.

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

CHAPTER 471.

(2356]

$ 57. Approved June 12, 1923.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 16 OF CHAPTER 220

OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF ITINERANT
VENDERS."

Towns of Narragansett, New Shoreham, license and penalize itinerant venders.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows: :

SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 220 of the general laws, entitled “Of itinerant venders,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"Sec. 16. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the town of Narragansett, New Shoreham

or Westerly and the town councils of said towns are and Westerlo hereby authorized and empowered to make ordi

nances licensing itinerant venders, and said town councils may prescribe penalties for the violation of such ordinances: Provided, however, that no such ordinance shall include the licensing of hotels and inns as itinerant venders.”

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

CHAPTER 472.

(2357]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO

S 178. Approved June 12, 1923.

ESTABLISH A PERMANENT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Police department of the city of Cranston, how composed.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The police department of the city of Cranston shall consist of a chief of police and such other subordinate police officials, detectives and

transfers, etc.

patrolmen, as the city council of said city may by ordinance from time to time prescribe.

SEC. 2. The chief of police, subordinate police policebarepart officials, detectives and patrolmen shall be appointed appointed; by the mayor of said city, by and with the advice and suspensions, consent of the city council, from time to time, as necessity arises, caused by vacancies in said positions or additions to said department, and shall hold their respective offices during good behavior, and shall not be subject to removal except for cause as hereinafter provided, but the mayor may, at any time, suspend any such officer upon charges of official misconduct or incapacity, pending a hearing upon said charges before the city council as hereinafter provided, or may, by and with the advice and consent of the city council, for the good of the service, after hearing, as hereinafter provided, transfer any of said police officials, detectives and patrolmen, from one position to another within the department, or may reduce said police officials and detectives to the rank of patrolmen; and provided, however, that said police officials, detectives and patrolmen shall not be subject to removal from office at any time, except for misconduct or incapacity of such a character as the city council may deem a disqualification for said office, and all such removals shall be by the mayor, upon order of the city council, based upon charges made in writing to said city council and of which the officer, against whom said charges are made, shall have had notice of and opportunity to be heard thereon before said city council, at its next regular meeting after said charges have been preferred.

SEC. 3. The chief of police, subordinate police Present officials, detectives and patrolmen in office at the tinued in time of the passage of this act are hereby continued in office and become a part of the permanent police

officials con

office, etc.

Duties.

department of said city, and any vacancies occurring in the office of the chief of police, subordinate police officials and detectives shall be filled by appointment from the members of the permanent police department.

SEC. 4. Said chief of police, subordinate police officials, detectives and patrolmen shall perform such duties by day and by night as may be imposed upon them by general law, by the mayor of the city, by the ordinances of said city and by the orders of the city council.

SEC. 5. Such chief of police, subordinate police officials, detectives and patrolmen shall have the power and authority conferred by law upon them and upon police constables, but shall not be authorized to serve civil process for the collection of debt. SEC. 6. This act shall take effect

upon

its

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

Police officials not authorized to serve civil

process for the collection of debt.

CHAPTER 473.

(2358]

AN ACT TO PROTECT INSTALLMENT PURCHASERS OF

H 796 A.
Approved
June 12, 1923.

WEARING APPAREL AND JEWELRY.

Installment purchasers of wearing apparel and jewelry not liable to arrest in an action of for amounts less than $100.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. No person shall be arrested in any action of trover or trover and conversion, nor shall

an execution issue from any court commanding the trowerand.con arrest of the body of a defendant, when the claim by

virture of which said writ is issued or the judgment by virtue of which said execution is issued is based on a conditional sale, lease or consignment to the defendant of wearing apparel or jewelry for personal wear or adornment by himself or another, at an agreed price of one hundred dollars or less.

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