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APPENDIX.

The following tables have been prepared by Fisher Ames, Esq., appointed to that duty under chapter 238 of the Acts of 1882, which directs the GoveMor to appoint some person to prepare “ tables showing what general statutes have been affected by subsequent legislation, in such manner as to furnish ready reference to all changes in such statutes.”

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TABLES

SHOWING

WHAT GENERAL STATUTES OF THE COMMONWEALTH
HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY SUBSEQUENT

LEGISLATION.

I.

CHANGES IN THE “PUBLIC STATUTES.”

Chapter 1. – Of the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth and Places

ceded to the United States. Sect. 1. Provision is made for defining the boundary line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. St. 1883, 113, 154. And between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Res. 1885, 73 ; 1886, 58; 1891, 70.

Sect. 3. A part of Gallop's island in Boston harbor is added. St. 1889, 27. And certain lands in Winthrop. St. 1891, 81.

SECT. 4. Lands for the use of the United States fish and fisheries commission added. St. 1882, 131.

Chapter 2. Of the General Court. The employment of legislative counsel and agents is regulated and provision made for returns of the expenses therefor. Sts. 1890, 456; 1891, 223. Sect. 5 et seq.

Manner of publishing notice and presenting petitions changed in certain cases. Sts. 1885, 24; 1890, 302.

Sects. 15, 16. Compensation of members changed. The issuing to or acceptance by them of free railroad passes is forbidden. St. 1892, 59. (See 1884, 319; 1886, 352.)

Sects. 17, 18. Compensation of door-keepers, messengers, postmaster and pages fixed. St. 1887, 116. (See 1882, 257. Res. 1892, 99.)

Sects. 21, 22. Clerks' salaries fixed and allowance made for clerical assistance. Sts. 1882, 257; 1884, 329, 334; 1888, 1.

SECTS. 24, 35 repealed. St. 1884, 60.
SECT. 27. Number of door-keepers, etc., increased. St. 1882, 257, $ 4.

SECT. 32. Publication and posting of proposed amendments to the constitution provided for. St. 1892, 124.

SECT. 34. When Christmas falls on Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday. St. 1882, 49.

A commission is established to promote uniformity of legislation in the United States. St. 1891, 405.

Chapter 3. – Of the Statutes. Sect. 1. When an act is to be voted on for acceptance by a municipal or other corporation, a return of the vote must be made to the secretary of the Commonwealth. St. 1883, 100,

Sect. 3. Words 66 mayor and aldermen" defined. St. 1882, 164.

• Net indebtedness of towns, cities and districts defined. St. 1883, 127.

Legal notices may be published in a periodieal devoted exclusively to legal news. St. 1885, 235,

Chapter 4. – Of the Printing and Distribution of the Laws and Public

Documents. Tables of changes in the general statutes, and indexes, to be prepared and published. St. 1882, 238. And supplements to the Public Statutes. St. 1888, 383. (See Res. 1091, 60.)

Provision made for a compilation of a history of the part taken by Massachusetts soldiers and sailors in the war of the rebellion. St. 1889, 374 ; 1891, 235. (See Res. 1892, 67.) And in the revolutionary war. St. 1891, 100.

This chapter is revised. St. 1889, 440. (See 1883, 55 ; 1884, 166; 1885, 369 ; 1888, 23, 85, 122, 186, 191, 256 ; 1889, 32, 33, 124, 150, 164, 212. Res. 1889, 13, 18; 1892, 31, 46, 62, 88.)

Subsequent changes in reports, etc. : Arbitration ; St. 1891, 191. County accounts ; 1891, 292. Registration in dentistry; 1891, 76. Foreign mortgage corporations ; 1890, 50. Manual of general court : 1891, 292. Statistics of labor ; 1890, 97. Statistics of manufactures ; 1891, 193. Metropolitan sewerage : 1891, 292. Superintendent of prisons; 1891, 292. Savings banks ; 1890, 126. (See Res. 1892, 103.) Registrars of voters ; 1890, 223.

Map of congressional districts. Res. 1892, 46.

Express and postage on documents forwarded to members of the general court are to be paid by the Commonwealth. St. 1889, 53. And on State publications sent to free public libraries. St. 1892, 422. SECT. 5 et seq. Provision made for reports of capital cases.

St. 1886, 214.

SECT. 7. " Of labor ” is added after “bureau of statistics.” St. 1882, 6. SECT. 9. Provision made for publication of election cases.

Res. 1886, 36. Contract for State printing provided for. Res. 1892, 90.

Res. 1892, 90. (See Res. 1887, 16.

SECT. 10 amended. St. 1882, 158.

SECT. 12. -1887, 118.

Provision for distributing the “Index digest.”

St.

*Chapter 5. – Of the State House, the Sergeant-at-Arms and State

Library. Additional accommodations are provided for. Sts. 1882, 262; 1888, 349 ; 1889, 300, 394. Res. 1891, 21, 25; 1892, 34, 96.

Sects. 4, 6, 9, 10. The duties of the sergeant-at-arms are revised, certain appointees designated and salaries fixed, and the charge of certain buildings and repairs provided for. St. 1887, 128. (See 1884, 14, 333.)

The sergeant-at-arms shall keep dockets of legislative counsel and agents. St. 1890, 456, $ 2.

SECT. 12 is revised. Contingent expenses of the council and officers in the State house are omitted. St. 1887, 128. SECT. 15 et seq.

The trustees and librarian are authorized to prepare an index of current events. St. 1892, 140.

Sect. 17. Salary of assistant librarian and clerk of the board increased. St. 1892, 287. (See 1887, 209.)

Sect. 18. Additional allowance made for assistance in State library, St. 1891, 24. (See 1882, 29; 1886, 66.)

Sect. 20. Appropriation for books, furniture, etc., increased. Sts. .1882, 196; 1888, 24.

Chapter 6. – Of the Qualification and Registration of Voters. This chapter is revised. St. 1892, 351. (See 1882, 247, 268 ; 1884, 298 ; 1885, 246, 271, $ 6, 345, $ 6; 1886, 68, 264 ; 1887, 249, 329, 432 ; 1888, 200; 1889, 69, 196, 337, § 1, 404 ; 1890, 423, SS 2-65, 208 ; 1891, 242, 277, 286, 290, 395.)

The registration act applies to all cities or towns notwithstanding any special act. St. 1892, 351, § 48.

In prosecutions for violations of laws relating to qualification, registration, etc., of voters, the presumption is in favor of the regularity of the proceedings. St. 1890, 393.

SECT. 11. Provision made for better representation of political parties in boards of registrars. St. 1891, 395. (See 1887, 432 ; 1890, 423, § 18.)

Sect. 12. Registrars are to certify nomination papers. Sts. 1889, 413, § 4; 1890, 436. (See 1888, 436, § 4.)

Secr. 18. See St. 1888, 436, § 14; 1892, 124.
SECT. 19. See St. 1888, 436, § 10.

Chapter 7.- Of the Manner of Conducting Elections and Returning

Votes. This chapter repealed and revised. Sts. 1890, 423, SS 66-145 ; 1891, 256, 277, 314, 328, 329 ; 1892, 51, 124, 190, 224, 280, 316, 332, 367, 405, 431.

(See 1882, 28, 74, 260; 1883, 49, 229; 1884, 299; 1885, 220, 248, 268, 351 ; 1886, 49, 262, 264 ; 1887, 272, 371 ; 1888, 146, 164, 203, 436 ; 1890, 175, 219, 223.)

The Australian system, so called, of printing and distributing ballots and voting, is adopted. Sts. 1888, 436 ; 1889, 413; 1890, 386, 436 ; 1891,

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