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reciting said article of amendment and announcing that the
article has duly been adopted and ratified by the people of
the commonwealth, and thus becomes a part of the constitu-
tion thereof, and requiring all magistrates and officers and
all citizens of the commonwealth to take notice thereof and
govern themselves accordingly, or that said article of amend-
ment has been rejected, as the case may be.

Approved May 28, 1915.

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RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THE OPERA

Chap.141
TION AND EFFECT OF THE “LONDON SLIDING SCALE”
SYSTEM OF ADJUSTING THE PRICE OF GAS AND THE RATE
OF DIVIDENDS AS APPLIED TO THE BOSTON CONSOLIDATED
GAS COMPANY.

Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light com- Investigation missioners is hereby directed to investigate the operation of ecoperation the system of an automatic and interdependent adjustment don Sliding of the price of gas to consumers and the rate of dividends of adjusting

price of gas, to stockholders, known as the “London Sliding Scale”, as etc. applied to the Boston Consolidated Gas Company under the provisions of chapter four hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, the conditions under which the system has been tried and its effect upon the public interest, and to report to the general court on or before the first day of February, nineteen hundred and sixteen, the results of its investigation, with such recommendations, if any, as to the continuance, terms and extension of the system as the board may deem expedient. The board may incur, for the purposes of this resolve, such reasonable expenses in excess of its regular appropriations as may be authorized by the governor and council. Before incurring any expense in excess of its regular appropriations, the board shall estimate its probable amount and submit the estimate to the governor and council for their approval; and no expense shall be incurred by the board in excess of its regular appropriations beyond the amount so estimated and approved. Approved May 28, 1915.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE Chap.142

REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN. Resolved, That the following sums may be expended under Improvements the direction of the board of prison commissioners in making for women. certain improvements at the reformatory for women: For repairs to roofing, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred

at reformatory for women.

Proviso.

Improvements dollars; for repairing and rebuilding a fence, a sum not ex

ceeding five hundred dollars; for installing a fire pump and automatic sprinklers, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars: provided, however, that no expenditures shall be made for the said purposes until a plan and specifications therefor have been approved by the governor and council.

For engineering and other services necessary to provide plans and specifications for the installing of a system of electric lighting, and for an estimate of the cost thereof, a sum not exceeding three hundred and fifty dollars.

Approved May 28, 1915.

Improvements

Fresh air inlets.

Heating system

Chap.143 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT BRIDGEWATER.

Resolved, That the board of education is hereby directed at Bridgewater normal school. to make expenditures for improvements at the state normal

school at Bridgewater to an amount not exceeding thirtyfive thousand one hundred dollars, for the following purposes, to wit:

For raising and enlarging fresh air inlets in certain buildings, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

For additions to the direct radiation heating system in the school building, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars.

For renewal of the plumbing system in the school building,

a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. Fire protection For additions to the fire protection system and water

supply for domestic purposes: provided, that no expenditures shall be made for improvements in Normal Hall, a

sum not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars. Repairs to roofs.

For repairs to roofs, a sum not exceeding six hundred

dollars. Engineering For engineering services in carrying out the improve

ments as above specified, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.

Approved May 28, 1915.

Plumbing system.

system. Proviso.

services.

Chap.144 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COM

MISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE SUBJECT OF TERMINAL
FACILITIES AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES FOR THE
TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT IN THE METROPOLITAN DIS-

TRICT.
The Terminal

Resolved, That a commission be appointed, to be called Commission, appointment. The Terminal Commission, which shall investigate the

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subject of terminal facilities and shall also consider the im-
provement of facilities for the transportation of freight in
the metropolitan district. The commission shall investigate Investigation,
the best method and the means for the development and facilities, etc.,
improvement of the facilities for the transportation of in metropolitan
property to, in, and from, and with relation to the city of
Boston; the need and possibility of providing necessary
interurban facilities for the transportation of freight, in-
cluding the practicability and probable cost of constructing
freight lines for the accommodation of steamships, railroads,
warehouses, markets and manufacturing and industrial
establishments; the desirability, feasibility and probable cost
of promoting business opportunities within the metropolitan
district by the establishment of industrial centres, together
with the nature of the service and the routes therefor best
adapted to meet the transportation requirements of such
industrial centres; and the proportion of the cost for the
development and improvement of such transportation and
for the establishment of such industrial centres which should
be borne by the commonwealth, by the city of Boston and
by public service corporations, respectively. The commission
shall serve without compensation; shall have a room in
the state house assigned for its use; shall give such public
hearings as it deems necessary; may employ such assistants,
clerical or otherwise, as it may require; and shall receive
such sums for expenses, travelling and otherwise, necessarily
incurred, as shall be allowed by the governor and council;
one half of all such sums to be paid by the commonwealth
and one half by the city of Boston. The commission shall Makeup of
be constituted as follows: — Two members

-Two members of the present
senate, to be appointed by the president of the senate;
three members of the present house of representatives, to be
appointed by the speaker of the house; two persons, experts
on the subject of transportation, to be appointed by the
governor; and two persons, experts on the subject of trans-
portation, to be appointed by the mayor of the city of
Boston. The commission shall report to the next general
court on or before the first day of April.

Approved May 28, 1915.

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commission.

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN BUILDINGS AND IMPROVE- Chap.145

MENTS AT THE NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Buildings and ury of the commonwealth the sum of ninety-three thousand improvements

State hospital.

Cottages for men.

Dining room building.

Underground piping, etc.

five hundred dollars, to be expended at the Norfolk state
hospital by the trustees of said hospital as follows:-

For the building and equipment of five cottages for men,
a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand dollars;

For the building and equipment of a dining room building, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars;

For underground piping, conduit and insulation to connect with central heating plant, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars;

For sewer and water construction, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars;

For outside wiring, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars;

For additional land, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars;

For the equipment of a hydriatic department in hospital building, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars.

Approved May 31, 1915.

Sewer and water construction. Outside wiring.

Additional land.

Equipment of hydriatic department.

Chap.146 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

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Improvements Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas-
at industrial
school for boys. ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum

not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, to be expended at
the industrial school for boys, under the direction of the
trustees of Massachusetts training schools, for a fireproof

storehouse. Wing of central

For one wing of the central building with heating and building, etc. equipment, a sum

sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars; and for a work-shed, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and fifty dollars. Approved May 31, 1915.

of common

Chap.147 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF THE

COMMONWEALTH AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL

EXPOSITION.
Representation Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the appro-
wealth at priation authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-
International five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen,
Exposition.

a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, to be expended
under the direction of the governor and council, to enable
the commonwealth to be represented after the prorogation
of the present session of the general court at the Panama-

Panama-Pacific

1 Exposition.

Pacific International Exposition, held in the city of San Representation Francisco, in the state of California, by the following officials, wealth at to wit:- His excellency the governor, or his honor, the International lieutenant governor; two members of the staff of the governor; the president of the senate; the speaker of the house; two members of the senate, to be appointed by the president; four members of the house, to be appointed by the speaker; and the sergeant-at-arms.

Approved June 4, 1915.

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