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Chairman;

of act to electors.

or by neglect or refusal to qualify of any of said commissioners, or by any other cause, such vacancy shall be filled by the city council. A commissioner, so elected to fill a vacancy, shall hold his office for the residue of the unexpired term of the commissioner whose office he is elected to fill, with all the powers and subject to all the restrictions in this act contained.

“Said commissioners may elect one of their mem- quorum, etc. bers to act as chairman of the commission, and a majority of said commission shall be a quorum. Said commission shall serve without compensation.”

SEC. 2. Section 20 of chapter 2126 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1921, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 20. This act shall be submitted to the Of submission electors qualified to vote in the election of the city council in said city at a special election to be called by the city council of said city and to be held on a day to be fixed in such call. The city clerk of said city shall cause to be printed upon the ballots to be used in said election the question: ‘Shall the act passed by the general assembly at its January session, A. D. 1921, as amended by the act passed by the general assembly at its January session, A. D. 1923, authorizing the city of Cranston to establish a system of sewerage in said city, be accepted?' and at the right of said question there shall be a square in which shall be printed the word 'Yes' and under such square there shall be another square in which there shall be printed the word 'No,' and at the right of each of said words there shall be sufficient space in which the elector may indicate his approval by a cross (X) mark at the right of the word 'Yes,' or his disapproval by a like mark at the right of the word 'No.' If a majority of all

Bame subject. such qualified electors voting on said question at

such election shall vote ‘Yes, this act shall be accepted; and if a majority thereof shall vote 'No,' it shall be rejected. The votes on said question shall be counted, ascertained and declared by the same officials and in like manner as the votes for the city council in said city are required by law to be counted, ascertained and declared."

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 This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 502.

[2387]

S 4.
Approved
Feb. 19, 1923.

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE POLICE COMMISSION OF THE

TOWN OF CUMBERLAND.

Board of police commissioners for town of Cumberland abolished.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 993 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1913, entitled "An act for the appointment of a police commission for the town of Cumberland," chapter 1691 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1918, chapter 1818 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1919, and chapter 2266 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1922, are hereby repealed and the board of police commissioners for the town of Cumberland is hereby abolished.

SEC. 2. All the powers and authority vested in said board by chapter 993 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1913, and by all acts in amendment thereof, are hereby conferred and vested in the town council of the town of Cumberland.

Authority vested in town council.

records, etc.,
to be delivered

Sec. 3. All legal acts, matters and things done, Acto llboard and all rights and powers conferred and all duties validated. imposed by the said board are hereby declared valid and effectual in all respects and shall continue in force until otherwise ordered by said town council.

SEC. 4. The clerk of said board shall forthwith Books deliver to said town council all their books, records, to towa documents and papers and all other property of every kind and description relative to all acts and things done or performed by said board.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

council.

CHAPTER 503.

[2388]

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION I OF CHAPTER S 36.

Approved 1985 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS, PASSED AT THE JANUARY April 14, 1923. SESSION, A. D. 1920, ENTITLED AN ACT FIXING THE TIME FOR HOLDING THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL TOWN

MEETING IN THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH." It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 1985 of the public laws, passed at the January session, A. D. 1920, entitled "An act fixing the time for holding the annual financial town meeting in the town of East Greenwich,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 1. The electors of the town of East Annual Greenwich, who are qualified to vote upon any town of East proposition to impose a tax or for the expenditure of time for money in said town, shall assemble in financial town meeting on the second Wednesday in May in the year 1923, and annually thereafter, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of hearing official reports,

financial town

holding, eto.

making appropriations, ordering a tax and transacting such other business relating to the finances of said town as may legally come before said meeting. Said financial town meeting shall be called and warned and the lists of electors qualified to vote therein shall be made out and canvassed in manner prescribed by

law."

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its

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

CHAPTER 504.

(2389)

H 725.
Approved
May 4, 1923.

AN ACT REQUIRING A COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF

CANVASSERS OF THE TOWN OF EAST PROVIDENCE TO
BE IN SESSION ON ELECTION DAYS FOR CERTAIN
PURPOSES.

Board of canvassers of town

dence may which were omitted through oversight, error, etc., how.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The town council of the town of East of East Provi- Providence sitting as a board of canvassers shall to voting lists designate three of its members, who shall be located

in the office of the town clerk, at the town hall, in said East Providence, on all election days between the hours of 10 A. M. and 12 M., and 5 P. M. and 7 P. M.; and any person whose name the town council sitting as a board of canvassers has, through oversight, error or mistake, neglected to place on the voting list of said town, may appear before said three councilmen on election days and file his request to be placed upon said voting lists, setting forth his residence, his qualifications and such other facts in connection with the neglect to place his name upon said list. If, upon hearing, said three councilmen or a majority of them shall find that the name of said person is entitled to a place upon said voting lists and

upon notice in writing to the town clerk or his deputy, by a majority of said three councilmen, the said town clerk, or his deputy shall forthwith certify such name to the moderator in whose district said petitioner is entitled to vote and such name shall be added to the respective voting lists as canvassed for such election and said person shall forthwith be entitled to vote thereon.

Sec. 2. The town clerk or his deputy shall act as clerk of his clerk of said committee of three councilmen as aforesaid and shall keep a record of its proceedings.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Duty town

deputy.

CHAPTER 505.

[2390)

H 724 A. AN ACT REGULATING EXCAVATIONS IN THE PUBLIC

Approved HIGHWAYS OF THE TOWN OF EAST PROVIDENCE. May 7, 1923.

Permit, how

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. No person, firm or corporation shall Permit necesexcavate or dig into any portion of any of the public excavate in highways of the town of East Providence, without Providences having first obtained the special permit hereinafter mentioned.

SEC. 2. The town council of said town may at any issued time issue a special permit authorizing any person, firm or corporation to excavate or dig into the public highways of said town. Before issuing such special permit, however, it shall first receive from such person, firm or corporation a written application setting forth the name and address of such applicant and a designation of the particular portion of said public highways which said applicant desires to excavate or dig into, and a designation of the purpose for which such excavation or digging is to be carried on. Also, before issuing such special permit,

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