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, as state infirmary.
At house of
For the reconstruction of buildings, equipment, at state orience
and furnishings, additions and permanent improvements at the state prison and Providence county jail, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars.
For the reconstruction of the present house of Athecuietor correction for use as state infirmary, including equipment and furnishings, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars.
For the reconstruction of buildings, equipment, correction furnishings, additions and permanent improvements at the house of correction, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars.
For the reconstruction of buildings, equipment, schooak furnishings, additions and permanent improvements at Oaklawn school, a sum not exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars.
For additional equipment at the power plant of the At power state institutions at Cranston, a sum not exceeding costitutions in eighteen thousand dollars.
The sums appropriated as aforesaid shall be expended under the direction of the penal and charitable commission, and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed, upon receipt of proper vouchers, authenticated by the penal and charitable commission, to draw his orders on the general treasurer for the payment of such expenditure.
SEC. 4. The general treasurer is hereby directed Interest to deposit the proceeds of the sale of said scrip, less proceeds of the aforesaid premium, in one or more of the deposito- general funds ries in which the funds of the state may be lawfully kept, and the interest accruing thereon shall be added to and made a part of the general funds of the state.
SEC. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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AN ACT TO REGULATE SIZES, WEIGHTS, TIRE PRES
SURES, ETC., OF VEHICLES TRANSPORTED UPON THE
It is enacted by thė General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Definitions. The following words and phrases when used in this act shall be construed as follows:
1. “Vehicle” shall include any object or device propelled or drawn on wheels, rollers, runners or otherwise, except such vehicles as run only upon rails or tracks.
“Motor Vehicle” shall include all vehicles self
0 propelled by mechanical power, except such vehicles as run only upon rails or tracks.
3. "Motor Truck” shall include any motor vehicle self-propelled by mechanical power, and constructed
, or used principally for the transportation of merchandise, and the state board of public roads shall determine in case of doubt, if a motor vehicle is subject to registration as a motor truck.
4. “Trailer” shall include any vehicle, designedly constructed without mechanical self-propelling power, having a gross maximum weight of vehicle and load exceeding two thousand five hundred pounds, and drawn or propelled by a motor vehicle.
5. “Pneumatic Tire" shall include any tire inflated with air, in which the air chamber has a cross sectional area of at least fifty per centum of the total cross sectional area of the tire and air chamber combined, and which depends upon the sustaining power of the air therein contained to support the load.
6. “Solid Rubber Tire” shall include any tire -Solid Rubber constructed of rubber or other non-metallic substance, except pneumatic tires.
7. “Owner" shall include any person, firm, co- "Owner." partnership, association or corporation holding title to a vehicle or having the lawful possession or control of the same under a written sale agreement.
8. “Person” shall include any individual, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
9. "Public Highway” shall include any state or Public other highway, or any public street, avenue, alley, park, parkway, driveway or public place in any city or town.
10. “State Highway" shall include only such „State public highways or such parts thereof as are maintained by the state board of public roads.
11. “Local Highway” shall include such public Local highways or such parts thereof as are not maintained by the state board of public roads. 12. “Closely built up” shall mean the territory builosely
: of a city or town contiguous to a public highway which is at that point built up on either or both sides with structures devoted to business, or with dwelling houses, which said structures and houses for not less than a quarter of a mile average less than 100 feet apart.
13. “Board” shall mean the state board of public “Board.” roads. 14. "Proper Officer" shall include sheriff, deputy Proper
, sheriff, police officer, constable, and town sergeant and investigator or examiner appointed by the board as provided in section 24 of chapter 98 of the general laws.
15. “Public Weigher” shall include any state, weigher." city or town sealer of weights and measures, or any other person appointed by any city or town to act as public weigher.
Unlawful to transport certain vehicles over public highways of the state without a permit.
SEC. 2. It shall be unlawful to transport or operate over or upon any public highway in this state, any vehicle the gross weight of which including its load exceeds twenty-eight thousand pounds, or the width of which over all including any part of its load exceeds one hundred and two inches, or the height of which including its load exceeds one hundred and fifty inches, or which carries on any one of its axles a weight in excess of ten thousand pounds if such vehicle be equipped with metal tires, or a weight in excess of twenty-two thousand four hundred pounds if it be equipped with rubber tires, or any vehicle which if equipped with rubber tires carries upon any one of its wheels a weight in excess of eight hundred pounds per lineal inch of width of pneumatic tire surface, or a weight in excess of eight hundred pounds per lineal inch of width of solid rubber tire surface, or if equipped with metal tires carries upon any one of its wheels a weight in excess of five hundred pounds per lineal inch of metal tire surface; provided, however, that any such vehicle may be lawfully operated or transported upon a public highway under the authority of and in accordance with the terms of a permit issued under the provisions of section 3 of this act. For the
For the purpose of computing pressure per inch of width of tire surface the maximum width of rubber, measured between the flanges of the rim, shall be used in the case of solid rubber tires, and the width of metal in contact with the ground shall be used in case of metal tires, and the cross sectional diameter as rated by the manufacturer shall be used in case of pneumatic tires.
Sec. 3. The permit described in section 2 of this act to operate or transport any such vehicle upon any state highway may be issued by the board and to operate or transport any such vehicle upon any
Method of computing pressure per inch of width for tire surface.
Permit, how issued, etc.
local highway may be issued by the local official for Samo subject. such purpose authorized as hereinafter provided. Applications for such permit shall be made in writing by the owner of any such vehicle to the board or local official authorized to issue the same, and such permit may be issued to the applicant upon such terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as may be deemed proper by such board or local official.
In like manner, whenever the use of a highway has been prohibited or limited under the provisions of sections 14 and 15 of this act, a permit may be issued to the owner of a motor truck or trailer for the use of such highway by such vehicle.
The city and town councils of the several cities and towns may appoint some official who shall have authority to issue the permit provided for in this section. A permit issued under this section shall not relieve any person from the operation of any of the provisions of this act, except such provisions of sections 2, 14 and 15 as such permit is intended to cover.
Sec. 4. No vehicle shall be operated upon the Provisions for public highways which shall be equipped with driving surface of wheels, the ties of which in contact with the surface of the road are of metal, or are equipped with metal cleats, ribs or other metal devises, excepting skid chains, which may cut or otherwise damage the road surface; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to limit the authority of the board under section 18 of chapter 98 of the general laws. No person shall operate or cause to be operated upon the public highways a vehicle having one or more ties defective, cut, or otherwise injurious to road surfaces, and no person shall transport or suffer to be transported over the public highways any harrow or other piece of machinery or object which shall cut or otherwise injure any road surface. The