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apart for a period of at least five months prior to such assignment, order, mortgage or lien.
Under any such assignment or order for the payment of future salary, wages, commissions, or other compensation for services, given as security for a loan made under this act, a sum equal to ten per centum of the borrower's salary, wages, commissions, or other compensation for services, shall be collectible therefrom by the licensee at the time of each payment of salary, wages, commissions, or other compensation of services, from the time that a copy of such assignment, verified by the oath of the licensee, or his agent, together with a verified statement of the amount unpaid upon such loan, is served upon the employer.
SEC. 17. No person, co-partnership, or corpora- Who subject tion, except as authorized by this act shall, directly vision of this or indirectly, charge, contract for, or receive any interest, or consideration greater than twelve per centum per annum upon the loan, use or forbearance of money, goods, or things in action, or upon the loan, use, or sale of credit, of the amount, or value of three hundred dollars or less.
The foregoing prohibition shall apply to any person who, as security for any such loan, use or forbearance of money, goods or things in action or for any such loan, use or sale of credit, makes a pretended purchase of property from any person and permits the owner or pledgor to retain the possession thereof, or who, by any device or pretense of charging for his services, or otherwise, seeks to obtain a greater compensation than is authorized by this act.
No loan for which a greater rate of interest or Loan carrying charge than is allowed by this act has been con- interest than tracted for or received, wherever made, shall be en- be enforced. forced in this state, and any person in any
greater rate of
This act not to apply to whom.
ticipating therein in this state shall be subject to the provisions of this act.
SEC. 18. Any person, co-partnership, or corporation and the several officers and employees thereof who shall violate any of the provisions of sections 1, 8, 12, 13 or 17 of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. Complaints under the provisions of this section may be made by the commissioner and he shall not be required to give surety for costs. The attorney general shall prosecute all complaints under this section.
Sec. 19. This act shall not apply to any person, co-partnership, or corporation doing business under any law of this state or of the United States relating to banks, savings banks, trust companies, building and loan associations, or licensed pawnbrokers; nor shall it apply to corporations organized under chapter 268 of the general laws, and amendments thereto; nor shall it apply to credit unions organized under chapter 267 of the general laws, and amendments thereto. Section 16 of this act shall not apply to assignments of wages made in accordance with the provisions of chapter 304 of the general laws of 1923, when such assignments are given to secure any indebtedness other than an indebtedness for a loan of money of three hundred dollars or less made under this act.
SEC. 20. The general assembly shall annually
appropriate such sums as it may deem sufficient for assistanice, etc. clerical assistance and necessary expenses in carrying
out the provisions of this act; and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his orders
bly to annually appropriate for clerical
for carrying out provisions
upon the general treasurer for the payment of such sums appropriated or so much thereof as may from time to time be required, upon receipt by him of proper vouchers approved by the bank commissioner.
SEC. 21. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- Appropriation visions of this act during the period ending June 1, on this siti 1924, the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his order 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 bank commissioner.
SEC. 22. Should the court declare any section or Unconstituclause of this act unconstitutional, then such de- any part of cision shall affect only the section or clause so declared affect their to be unconstitutional, and shall not affect any other section or clause of this act.
SEC. 23. Sections 2, 3, 4 and 21 of this act shall Act, when take effect on the first day of December, 1923, and all other parts of this act shall take effect on the first day of January, 1924. All other acts and parts of acts, in so far as they are inconsistent with or repugnant to the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
A 972 A.
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 139 OF THE
GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF THE REGISTRATION
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
Hunters' licenses, how and by whom to be issued.
Form of license.
SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 139 of the general laws, entitled “Of the registration of hunters,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 2. The clerk of every town or city shall upon the application of any person and the payment of the license fee, hereafter provided, issue to such person a license to pursue, hunt and kill game in the state of Rhode Island during the open season; provided, however, that no license shall be granted to any person under fifteen years of age. Every such license shall be printed or stamped upon some durable and waterproof material and shall bear the name, age, occupation, place of residence and an identifying description of the licensee, and shall expire on the 31st day of December next succeeding the date of issue. Every such license shall plainly and conspicuously indicate upon its face the year of issuance and shall be in the form prescribed by the commissioners of birds."
SEC. 2. Section 7 of chapter 139 of the general laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 7. The clerk of every town or city shall record all such licenses to be issued by him in books kept therefor, to be supplied by the commissioners of birds, one coupon of which shall be retained by the town or city clerk as his record, which record shall be open to inspection by all officers authorized to
Record of licenses, how kept; returns thereon.
make arrest and by the general treasurer or the state Same subject. auditor or their agents, and by the commissioners of birds and their deputies, and such clerk shall on the first Monday of every month furnish to the general treasurer and the commissioners of birds a list of the number and kind of licenses issued by said clerk during the previous month and pay to the general treasurer all moneys, except recording fees, received by him for such licenses issued during the month preceding, which moneys are hereby appropriated to the use of the commissioners of birds for the preservation and propagation of birds and game; and the state auditor is hereby directed to draw his orders upon the general treasurer from time to time for the payment of so much of the moneys by the said general treasurer, under and by the virtue of this chapter, as may be necessary, upon receipt by him of properly authenticated vouchers signed by the chairman of the commissioners of birds. Every such clerk shall also on the first Monday of every month return to the commissioners of birds all license books in which no more licenses remain to be issued. A record shall be kept by the commissioners of birds kept by com of all books containing license blanks issued to each birds. town or city clerk and the commissioners of birds shall furnish the general treasurer with a list of the license books supplied by them to each town or city clerk during the month next preceding, and every such clerk shall within thirty days succeeding January 1st of each year, return to the commissioners of birds all license books used during the year preceding including all stubs and unused and void certificates."
SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
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