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a tax of three cents on each one hundred dollars of the ratable property of the several towns, as such ratable property is fixed and determined by sections 1 and 2 of chapter 37 of the general laws, entitled “Of the revenue of the state,” shall be assessed, collected and paid by the several towns to the general treasurer for and during the year 1925, one-half thereof on or before the fifteenth day of April, A. D. 1925, and one-half thereof on or before the fifteenth day of October, A. D. 1925; such tax to be assessed and collected in the same manner as other state taxes are assessed and collected by the several towns.

Sec. 3. In addition to any other state taxes that Alar for the are or may be authorized to be assessed and collected, a tax of three cents on each one hundred dollars of the ratable property of the several towns, as such ratable property is fixed and determined by sections 1 and 2 of chapter 37 of the general laws, entitled “Of the revenue of the state,” shall be assessed, collected and paid by the several towns to the general treasurer for and during the year 1926, one-half thereof on or before the fifteenth day of April, A. D. 1926, and one-half thereof on or before the fifteenth day of October, A. D. 1926; such tax to be assessed and collected in the same manner as other state taxes are assessed and collected by the several towns.

SEC. 4. The general assembly of the state of Rhode Assent given Island hereby assents to the provisions of an act Federal Highpassed by the sixty-seventh congress, entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes,' passed by the sixty-fourth congress and approved by the president, July 11, 1916, and as amended and supplemented and for other purposes," which act, cited as the Federal Highway Act, is hereby made a part of this act.

to the provisions of the

way Act.

Unexpended balance reappropriated.

Proceeds and unexpended

state board of

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SEC. 5. Any unexpended balance of any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose of meeting any amount heretofore apportioned to the state of Rhode Island under the provisions of any federal aid act relating to the construction of roads is hereby reappropriated for the purposes of this act.

SEC. 6. The proceeds of the taxes imposed by balances to be sections 1, 2 and 3 of this act shall be paid over to the public roads,

general treasurer, and out of such proceeds and out of any unexpended balance available under section 5 hereof, there is hereby appropriated to be expended by the state board of public roads for the purpose and in accordance with the provisions of said Federal Aid Act, such sum or sums as will be sufficient to meet any sum or sums apportioned to the state of Rhode Island by the secretary of agriculture under said act, such sum or sums to become, be, and remain available in such amounts, at such times and for such periods for which the amounts apportioned by the secretary of agriculture under the provisions of said Federal Aid Act are made available, and any balance remaining is hereby appropriated to be expended by the state board of public roads in accordance with the provisions of chapter 97 of the general laws, entitled “Of the construction, improvement and maintenance of state roads and bridges,” and all acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto for the reconstruction, improvement, repair and maintenance of such state roads as have been constructed by the state; and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed, upon receipt by him of proper vouchers signed by the chairman and secretary of said board, to draw his orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of expenditures hereby authorized.

SEC. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. . CHAPTER 445.

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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO BE H 745.

Approved KNOWN AS THE “BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION LOAN OF May 14, 1923.

1923.”

authorized

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The general treasurer is hereby au- "Bridge. Con thorized and directed to issue scrip or certificates of in 1923. bonds debt in the name and behalf of the state, under its seal, and countersigned by the governor, to an amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars to be designated as the Bridge Construction Loan of 1923."

Said scrip shall be issued as registered bonds, Form of, eto. or with interest coupons attached; shall mature not more than fifty years from date of issue, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per centum per annum, payable semi-annually in gold coin of the United States, of the present standard of weight and fineness, and shall be redeemable at maturity in gold coin of the United States, of the present standard of weight and fineness.

Said bonds may be sold at not less than par, at Sale of. public auction, or in such other mode and at such times and in such amounts as the general treasurer, with the advice of the governor and the state board of public roads shall deem for the best interest of the state.

SEC. 2. The general treasurer shall, on issuing said Sinking fund. bonds, establish a sinking fund and apportion thereto, from year to year, an amount sufficient with its accumulations, to extinguish the debt at its maturity. The amount necessary each year to pay interest and sinking fund requirements of said bonds shall be included in, and made a part of the annual appro

Proceeds of sale, how applied.

priation bill for the expenses of the state government, and any premium over the par value of said bonds received on the sale thereof shall form a part of the sinking fund for their redemption.

SEC. 3. Of the amount received from the sale of said scrip, less any premium received over the par value thereof, as provided in section 2 of this act, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the construction, reparation and reconstruction of bridges to be expended under the direction of the state board of public roads, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 97 of the general laws, and any amendments thereof and additions thereto, and no part of said sum shall be used for any other purpose; and the state auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his orders on the general treasurer for the payment of said sun or so much thereof as may from time to time be required upon receipt by him of proper vouchers signed by the chairman and secretary of said board.

SEC. 4. The general treasurer is hereby directed to deposit the proceeds of the sale of said scrip, less aforesaid premium, in one or more of the depositories 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.

Interest accruing on proceeds of sale to be added to general funds of the state.

CHAPTER 446.

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AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO SEC, H 847.

Approved TION 20 OF CHAPTER 85 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, May 14, 1923. ENTITLED “OF FACTORY INSPECTION."

etc., business

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 20 of chapter 85 of the general laws, entitled “Of factory inspection,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 20. All buildings or rooms used or occupied as biscuit, bread, macaroni, spaghetti, pie or cake bakeries, ice cream or confectionery manufactories, Premiges used or where flour or meal food products are baked or how to be mixed or prepared for baking or for sale as food, shall plumbed, and be drained and plumbed in a manner conducive to the structed. proper and healthful sanitary condition thereof, and shall be constructed with air shafts, windows, or ventilating pipes sufficient to insure adequate and proper ventilation. No cellar, basement or place which is below the street level shall hereafter be used or occupied for the purposes mentioned in this section: Provided, that the same may be so used or occupied by the present occupant only; provided, further, that any cellar, basement or place below the street level which complies with the following requirements, in addition to those otherwise provided in this chapter, may be so used and occupied: The ceiling shall be of plaster, cement, tile, metal or other impermeable material. The floor and walls shall be of even, smooth cement or of even, smooth tiles embedded in cement. The floor, walls and ceiling shall be impervious to seepage of moisture. The floor shall be properly and adequately drained. The distance from floor to ceiling shall be at least ten feet.

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