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-OPUBETC ACTS or THE "GENERAU" ASSEMBLY OF 1910
nially appoint a superintendent of the
state prison, who shall be ex officio
superintendent of the house of correc
tion, and a superintendent of the Ver
mont industrial school, who shall hold
their respective offices for two years
from and including the first day of Feb
ruary of the year of their appointment,
and until their successors are appointed.
A superintendent may he removed at
any time bv said director. Said director
may till a vacancy in such office for the
unexpired term.
Sec. 7. Section "150 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7151). Each superintendent shall
appoint all necessary assistants, ser
vants and guards for his institution.
The superintendent of the state prison
shall appoint a keeper, who shall be
deputy superintendent of the house of
correction, ami lor whose olhcial act
and neglects he shall be responsible,
also a matron and teacher. Ihe super
intendent of the state prison shall ap
point and remove at pleasure a chaplain
and physician, who shall also be the
chaplain and physician of the house of
correction.
Sec. 8. Section 7101 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7161. The superintendent of the
liouse 01 correction may, 111 his discre
tion, and at the expense of the state,
furnish convicts discharged therefrom,
with railroad tickets to their homes.
Such tickets shall he delivered to the
conductor ot the train, who shall, at the
end of his route, deliver the unused
portion thereof, if any, to the discharged
person.
Sec. 9. Section 7257 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
Sec. 7257. Whenever a person is con
victed ol a crime not a felony, which
may he punished hy imprisonment 111 the
house of correction, and a sentence of
imprisonment, either primary or alter
native, is imposed, if the minimum term
of the sentence as imposed does not
exceed three months, the sentence shall
be that the respondent be confined at
hard labor for the term of the sentence
in the county jail of the county where
the offense was committed. Such per
son shall be employed under the provi
sions of tins chapter.
Sec. 10. Section 7265 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7205. The keeper of the jail to
which the prisoner is removed tinder the
provisions of the second preceding sec
tion shall have the same authority and
be subject to the same duties and
liabilities as to the prisoner so removed,
as in the case of a prisoner originally
committed to such jail tinder sentence
Sec. 11. Section 72(17 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7267. The common jails in the
several counties and the jail in the city
of Vcrgennes, shall he jails for rcceiv
ing and safe-keeping such prisoners as
are committed under the authority of
the I'mted Mates, until discharged by
due course of the laws of the United
States; and the keepers of such jails
respectively shall receive such prison
ers under like pains and penalties for
neglect of duty therein as in case of
prisoners committed under the authority
of this state. A keeper of such jail
shall not receive such prisoner unless
the United States pays the keeper fifty
cents a month for each prisoner during
the time he is confined therein, with the
fees for committing and discharging
him.
Sec. 12. Form 52 of Section 7472 of
the General Laws is hereby amended so
as to read as follows:
Form 52. Mittimus for Commit
ment to House of Correction.
STATE OF VERMONT
County, ss.
To any sheriff or constable in the
state,
GREETING:
Whereas of in the
county of on the day of
A. D. 19. .., by the considera
tion of the , was duly con
victed of the crime of and was
thereupon, by said court, sentenced
to he confined, at hard labor, in
the house of correction in Windsor, in
the county of Windsor, for and during
the term of not less than nor
more than from the date of
commitment of said to said
house of correction and was also hy
said court sentenced to pay to
the treasurer of the state of Vermont
a fine of dollars, and also to pay
the costs of prosecution, taxed at
dollars, and to stand committed
until sentence is complied with ;
And it was then and there ordered
by said court that in case such fine and
costs arc not paid on or before the ex
piration of such term of not less than
nor more than im
prisonment, the said should he
further confined at hard labor, in the
house of correction, in Windsor in the
county of Windsor, for the further term
of days, to be computed from
and after the expiration of such term
of not less than nor more than
, of imprisonment, and said court
having asceriained and determined that
such tine and costs amount to the sum
of dollars;
And it was then and there ordered
hy said court that in case such fine and
costs aggregating the sum of dol
lars, should not be paid before the
day of A. D., tg. . .,
at .... o'clock in the noon, the
said should be confined in the
house of correction, in Windsor, in the
county of Windsor, at hard labor, for
the term of three times as many days
as the whole number of dollars in such
tine and costs, including the costs of
commitment hereon, and. said court hav
ing ascertained and determined that the
costs of commitment hereon will be
dollars and having also ascer
tained and determined that the aggregate
of such tines and costs and costs of
Commitment is dollars;
Therefore, by the authority of the
state of Vermont, you are hereby com
manded to commit the body of the said
to the superintendent of the
house of correction in Windsor, in the
county of Windsor, within said house
of correction, who is hereby com
manded to receive the said and
him confine and employ at hard labor,
in such house of correction for and dur
ing the term of not less than
nor more than to be computed
from the time of his commitment.
and if such fine and costs
arc not paid on or before the expiration
of such term of not less than
nor more than months of im
prisonment the said shall fur
ther be confined, at hard labor, in such
house of correction for the further term
of days, to be computed from and
alter the expiration of such term of
not less than nor more than
imprisonment: or until
he is sooner discharged in accordance
with law.
Fail not. but service and return make
according to law.
Dated at in the county of
this day of
A. D. 19
Justice of the Peace,
Judge .or vied
Sec. 13- Sections 7134, 7158, 7331,
J
7232 and 7233 of the General Laws are
hereby repealed.
Sec. 14. When an agreement between
the board of control and said commis
sioners respecting the adjustment of the
respective rights of the state and said
county in the house of correction shall
have been consummated ami the condi
tions thereof performed, said board and
saiil commissioners shall so notitv the
governor and the governor shall issue a
proclamation to that effect.
Sec. 15. Sections 1. 2. 14. and 15 of
this act shall take effect from their
passage and the remainder of the act
shall take effect when the governor
shall have issued a proclamation as
provided in the preceding section.
Approved April 7, 1919.
NO. 201
AN' ACT RELATING TO TRANS
FERS OF INMATES BETWEEN
CERTAIN STATIC ' INSTITU
TIONS. It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section r. The superintendent of the
industrial school and the superintendent
of the state school for feeble-minded
children may, when in their judgment
an inmate of their respective institutions
requires treatment at the state hospital
for the insane, make application to the
state board of supervisors of the insane
for an examination of such person.
Such board shall thereupon examine
such person, and if in the judgment of
such board such inmate should be trans
ferred to said state hospital, they shall
so notify the governor in writing. The
governor may upon receipt of such no
tice order such person to he transferred
to the state hospital to lie there care
lor until discharged according to law.
Sec. 2. The superintendent of the
state hospital for the insane, when in
his judgment an inmate 01 the state
hospital can be better cared for at the
state school for feeble-minded children
may in like manner make application to
the state hoard of supervisors ot the
insane for an examination of such per
son, and if in the judgment of said board
such person should he transferred to
the state school for feeble-minded chil
dren, it shall so notify the governor in
writing. The governor mav upon re
ccipt of such notice order such person
to be transferred to the state school for
feeble-minded children.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March 14, 1919.
NO. 202
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7164
OF THE GliM'-KAL LAWS, Kh
LATING TO VISITATION OF
STATE INSTITUTIONS. AND
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUR
CHASE OF SUITUES FOR THE
SOLDIERS' HOME.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7164 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7164. The board of control shall
annually, and as often as it deems proper,
visit the state prison, house of correc
tion, Vermont industrial school, Ver
mont state hospital for the insane,
Brattleboro retreat, Vermont state
school for feeble-minded children, the
soldiers' home, and any private retreat-
or hospital for the insane within the
state, and the Austinc institution,
examine into the regulations and gen
eral management of each institution,
see that the purpose and design thereof
is carried into effect, examine he con
dition and treatment of prisoners and
patients confined therein, inquire into all
alleged abuses or neglect of duty, hear
the grievances of prisoners( patients and
inmates apart from officers and keepers
thereof, and investigate wcause to be
investigated such cases as, in its judg
ment, require special investigation, and
suggest to and advise the director of
state institutions or the trustees or per
sons in charge of or in such institution
as to such changes and alterations in
the management thereof as it deems
proper. 1 he governor may, 111 his dis
cretion, appoint a woman, a citizeii of
this state, to act with said hoard when
performing its duties tinder this section.
The duties of such woman shall be to
examine only into the regulations and
management of each institution so far
as relates to the female persons there
in confined. Said board shall make a
biennial report to the general assembly
of its doings and' include therein the
names and ages of children received by
the Austinc institution under the pro
visions of chapter seventy-three, a state
ment of the condition and progress of
such children and such recommendations
in regard to the management of such in
stitution as said hoard deems proper.
bee. 2. Ihe soldiers home may re
quest that the purchasing agent purchase
its supplies or any part thereof and if
such request is made the purchasing
agent shall, with the approval of the
board of control, make such purchases.
Approved .March IK, 1919.
NO7203
N ACT RELATING TO CONDI
TIONAL PARDONS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The governor may, in his
discretion, grant a pardon for offences
against the state upon such conditions
as he judges proper. Until a person to
whom such conditional pardon is
granted is excused from the performance
of the conditions thereof, the governor
shall have all the authority, rights and
powers over and in relation to such
person which he would have if he were
surety in the case upon the recognizance
of such person before conviction, and
he shall be the sole and exclusive judge
as to whether the conditions of such
pardon have been violated. If, in the
judgment of the governor, such condi
tions have been violated, he may cause
such person to be apprehended and re
turned to his former condition of cus
tody that execution of sentence may he
complied with.
Sec. 2. This act shall be construed
to be a part of chapter three hundred
and seventeen of the General Laws.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 7, 1919.
NbT'204
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7209
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE
LATING TO PROBATION'.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. Section 7299 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7219. Said state probation offi
cer, when directed so to do by any
court 111 tne state, lieiore which a per
son is being prosecuted for a crime,
shall imiuire into the circumstances of
the particular ease, and the character
and previous record of the accused, and
may recommend that such person, if
convicted, he placed on probation. Such
court shall pass sentence on the accused,
if he is convicted, and may then suspend
all or part of such sentence, and place
the person so convicted and sentenced
in the care and custody of tfie state
probation officer, upon such, .conditions
and for such time as it may Prescribe.
or until further order of, court
I Approved April 4, igig. ' '
5H9-- . ' ' I
NO. .205
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS
7314 AND-7317 OF THE GEN
ERAL LAWS. RELATING TO THE
DUTIES' OF THE BOARD OF
CHARITIES AND PROBATION
WITH RESPECT TO POOR RE
LIEF. It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7314 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
Sec. 7314. The overseer of the poor
in each town shall report to the board
of charities and probation- all cases of
dependent, neglected, or delinquent chil
dren, and shall annually during the
month of February make statistical re
ports to the .board on blanks furnished
by it showing such financial and other
data as the board may require.
Sec. 2. Section 7317 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as .to read
as follows:
Sec. 7317. It shall he the duty of the
board to investigate the administration
of poor relief and the condition of the
poorhouses in the state. If any poor
house is found deficient in the care of
its inmates, or if the buildings, equip
ment or appliances arc insanitary, de
fective or improper, ,or if any condition
surrounding the care of the poor war
rants, the board shall report and recom
mend such changes as it deems best for
the correction of such deficiency or con
dition to the selectmen. The board may
also request the co-operation of the
state board of health when necessary or
advisable. If,' upon investigation of the
poorhouses of certain towns or of a
county, it appears to the board that it
will be tor the lieneht of the inmates
of such poorhouses and will promote
their welfare and enable proper separa
tion into groups to be made to organize
a poorhouse association under the pro
visions of chapter one hundred and
eighty-four, then the board may call a
meeting of the selectmen of such towns
and present to them the facts and their
recommendations. The selectmen of the
several towns shall thereupon present
the matter at the next town meeting
for action in accordance with the pro
visions of such chapter.
Approved March 12, 1919.
NO. 206
AN ACT RELATING TO THE
CARE OF DEPENDENT AND
NEGLECTED CHILDREN COM
MITTED TO THE STATE BOARD
OF CHARITIES AND PROBA
TION.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. When a dependent or
neglected child has been committed by
a juvenile court to the board of chanties
and probation the board may incur such
expenses for the proper, care and main
tenance of the child as it deems neces
sary, which shall be paid in equal shares
by the state and town of which the
child is a resident. Expenses shall not
be incurred by the hoard as herein pro
vided unless prior to the issue of the
order of commitment by the court, a
notice and an opportunity for hearing
has been given by the court to the
hoard, its authorized agent or deputy,
and to the overseer of the poor of the
town in which' the child is found. Pay
ments shall be made under the provisions
of. this act in accordance with regula
tions prescribed by the board of chari
ties and probation.
Approved March 12, 1919.
NO. 207
AN ACT PROHIBITING THE COM
MITMENT OF DEPENDENT
CHILDREN TO THE VERMONT
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section I. A dependent child shall
not he committed to the Vermont indus
trial school at' Vcrgcnnes, except with
the approval of the board of charities
and probation. It shall be the duty of
the board of charities and probation
whenever possible to place out the de
pendent children of the state in institu
tions or homes where the aforesaid de
pendent children shall be brought up in
the religion of their parents, or in case
the parents are of different religious
faiths but have agreed on bringing up
their children in any particular faith,
the board shall abide by that agree
ment. Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 7, 1919.
NO. 208
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE IM
PORTATION OF DEPENDENT
CHILDREN INTO THE STATE,
AND IN -AMENDMENT OF AND
IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER
319 OF THE GENERAL LAWS,
RELATING To DEPENDENT,
irU.U'A,llil AND DELIN
QUENT CHILDREN.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section I. A dependent child shall
not be received into a home or institu
tion within this state, without first
obtaining the approval of the board of
charities and probation and a certifi
cate then .-for in accordance with the
provisions of this act. The board may
issue such a certificate under such regu
lations as it may prescribe, providing
the person to whom it is issued gives
to the board a sufficient guaranty, by
furnishing a bond or otherwise, that
such child has not a contagious or in
curable disease, is not feeble-minded
and will not become a public charge.
Sec. 2. Section 7333 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as 'follows:
Sec. 7333- A juvenile court or the
board of charities and probation may
at any time require from a private in
stitution, association or person receiv
ing or desiring to receive children under
the provisions of this chapter, such re
ports, information and statements as
the court or tioard deems proper and
necessary for its action, and may visit
and inspect such institution, association
or the home of such person at such
times as it deems proper.
Sec. 3. A person shall not receive a
dependent child under the age of two
years to board or care for and shall not
engage in the business of placing chil
dren in homes, unless he has obtained
a license so to do from the state board
of charities, and probation. The board
may grant such a license .and may make
reasonable regulations relating to the
conduct of business thereunder so far
as concerns the health of. the children
and the sanitary and .mora! conditions
surrounding them. The board may at
any time visit premises where a de
pendent child or children are cared for
and may rerjuirc such reports from
licensees relating to their business as it
deems proper. . '
Sec. 4. A person who violates a pro
vision of this act shall be fined not
more than five hundred dollars.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
- Approved February ij'9.
NO. 209
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION
OF THE GENERAL- LAWS;
-LATINO TO THE.-SALARY' OF
TH5 AUDITOR OF ACCOUNT!
ltit, AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS..
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. Section 7343 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7343. The annual salary of the
auditor of accounts shall he thirty-five
hundred dollars. Said auditor, his
deputy, chief accountant, clerks and
stenographer shall be paid their neces
sary expenses when away from home on
official business. The combined salaries
of the deputy auditor, chief accountant ,
clerks and stenographer shall not ex
ceed fifty-live hundred dollars annually.
Each of the persons specified in this
section shall devote his entire time to
the work of the auditor of accounts'
office.
Approved April 7, 1919.
NO. 210
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73S4
OF THE GENERAL LAWS. RE
LATING TO THE SALARY OF
THE SERGEANT AT ARMS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7384 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7384. The annual salary of the
sergeant at arms shall be two thousand
five hundred dollars and he shall be paid
his actual and necessary expenses when
away from home on official business. I le
may employ such clerical assistance, sub
ject to the approval of the governor, as
the duties of his office require. Said ser
geant at arms shall devote his entire
time to the duties of his office.
Approved April 7, 1919.
NO. 211
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS
7394', 7397 AND 7398 OF THE GEN
ERAL LAWS, RELATING TO
THE FIXING OF CERTAIN
SALARIES.
It is hereby enacted hy the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. Section 7354 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby -amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7354. The annual salary of the
secretary of civil and military affairs
shall be fixed by the board of control
and he shall be paid his necessary ex
penses when away from home on offi
cial business.
Sec. 2. Section 7307 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7397. The annual salary of the
chaplain of the state prison ami the
chaplain of the liouse of correction
shall be fixed by the board of control.
Sec. 3. Section 7398 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 7398. The annual salary of the
prison physician shall be fixed by the
hoard of control.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3, 1910.
NO. 212
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7403
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE
LATING TO SALARIES OF
COUNTY CLERKS, INCREASING
THE SALARY OF THE COUNTY
CLERK OF CHITTENDEN, OR
LEANS AND WINDHAM COUN
TIES. It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7403 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7403. The animal salaries of the
county clerks in the respective counties,
and which shall be in lieu of all fees
or other compensation, except fees for
copies, shall be as follows:
Addison county, fifteen hundred dol
lars. Bennington county, fifteen hundred
dollars.
Caledonia county, two thousand dol
lars. Chittenden county, twenty-five hun
dred dollars.
Essex county, seven hundred dollars.
Franklin county, two thousand dol
lars. Grand Isle county, four hundred dol
lars. Lamoille county, twelve hundred dol
lars. Orange county, fifteen hundred dol
lars. Orleans county, seventeen hundred
dollars.
Rutland county, twenty-five hundred
lollars.
Washington county, twenty-five hun
dred dollars.
Windham county, eighteen hundred
dollars.
Windsor countv, twentv-four hundred
dollars.
The clerk of the county in which the
general terms of the supreme court are
held shall receive five hundred dollars
in addition to the foregoing salary.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved Anril 8, 1919.
NO. 213
AN ACT TO AMEND PARA
GRAPHS FIVE AND SEVEN OF
SECTION 7411 OF 'HIE GEN
ERAL LAWS. RELATING TO
FEES OF CONSTABLES AND
SHERIFFS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Paragraph five of section
741 1 of the General Laws is hereby
amended so as to read as follows:
F'or each mile of actual travel in the
necessary performance of duty in the
service of any process, fifteen cents.
Sec. 2. Paragraph seven of section
741 1 of the General Laws is hereby
amended so as to read as follows :
On levy of execution : For each
mile of actual travel in making a de
mand, sale or adjournment, fifteen cents;
for making demand, one dollar; for
posting notices, fifty cents each, and
fifteen cents for each mile of necessary
travel ; for each notice of continuance,
twenty-five cents ;
For sale on each execution amounting
to three dollars, or under, fifty cents;
and for each three dollars over, not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars, five cents;
and one per cent for all over one hun
dred dollars ; for each deed of land sold
on execution, one dollar; for return on
execution, fifty cents and fifteen cents
per folio for over three hundred words
and the amount required to be paid the
town clerk.
' Approved March 28, 1919.
NO. 214
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7412
OF THE GENERAL LAWS. RE
LATING TO THE FEES OF
DEPUTY SHERIFFS FOR AT
TENDING COURT.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7412 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
Sec. 7412. A sheriff shall be allowed
in his account the following items:
clergyman for opening each term of
court, three dollars ; the. amount actually
expended for cleaning, the courthouse
unless the state pays a proportion of
the. janitor services; janitor, who shall
not be a deputy in attendance on court,
two dollars a day; and for each deputy
sheriff, not to exceed three unless the
grand jury is in session, and for such
time not to exceed four unless ordered
by the court, when actually in attend
ance on court, four dollars a day, such
per diem to be paid to the deputy noti
fied to and actually attending such
court.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3. lOlo.
NO. 215
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7420
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE
LATING TO FEE UPON DISTRI
BUTION OF ESTATES.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assi'inbly of the State of Vermont:
Sect'on 1. The twenty-third para
graph of section 7420 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
For the distribution or division of
each estate by decree of court, two dol
lars ; by committee appointed by the
court, three dollars. If the residue of
the estate amounts to ten thousand dol
lars in value, ten dollars in addition
shall be paid; if such residue of the
estate exceeds ten thousand dollars in
value, twenty dollars shall be paid for
each additional two thousand dollars or
larger fraction thereof in value of such
residue of the estate.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage. ,
Approved February 27, 1919.
NO. 216
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7442
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, LN
CREASING FF.ES OF WIT
NESSES IN COUNTY AND MU
NICIPAL COURTS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Section 7442 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
Sec. 7442. There shall be allowed to
witnesses the following fees: for travel
in the state, six cents a mile each way;
for attendance, two dollars and fifty
cents a day, except for attendance he-
fore a justice, municipal or city court
or court fit jail delivery, or to give a
deposition before a justice, master 111
chancery or notary public, when the fee
shall be one dollar and fifty cents a
day.
Approved February 13, 1919.
NO. 217
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7447
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN
CREASING Tl IE FEES OF
GRAND AND PETIT JURORS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. Section 7447 of the Gen
eral Laws is herehv amended so as to
read as follows:
Sec. 7447. There shall be allowed to
grand and petit jurors in the county
court the following fees:
For travel, eight cents a mile;
FYir attendance, three dollars a day;
For each talesman, three dollars a
,la':,
When in the trial of a criminal cause
in a county, municipal or city court a
petit jury is kept together by order of
the court, the necessary expenses of the
hoard and lodging of such jury, while
so kept together during the trial of such
cause, and the board of the officer hav
ing said jury in charge, shall be borne
by the state.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved February 27, 1919.
NO. 218
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7457
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE
LATING TO FEES OF KF'EPERS
OF JAILS; INCREASING FEE
FOR BOARD AND WASHING
FOR STATE PRISONERS, STATE
OR TOWN PAUPERS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. Section 7457 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7457. The fees of the keepers
jf jails shall be as follows:
For the commitment of each prisoner,
1o he paid by the committing officer,
thirty-four cents;
For the discharge of each prisoner,
twenty-live cents ; but such fees shall not
be paid if the prisoner is committed only
for safe keeping or to await trial; each
bailpieee, to he paid by the bail, twenty
five cents;
For board and washing for state
prisoners, stale or town paupers, seventy
live cents for each twenty-four hours.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
' Approved February 26, mo. 1
NO. 219
AN ACT RELATING TO THE
SALARY AND FEICS OF TOWN
CLERKS AND AMENDING SEC
TIONS 2794, 2K0.1. 3778. 3780. 3788.
7114 AND 7462 OF THE GENERAL
LAW S.
It is hereby enacted by the General
.Assembly ol the Mate ol Vermont:
Section 1. Town clerks shall receive
such salaries as the town may vote, to
he paid by their respective towns each
year, and an appropriate article there
for shall he inserted in the warning for
each annual town meeting.
See. 2. Section 2794 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 2794. A town clerk shall procure
and keep a book ot records for mort
gages of personal property, record there
in any mortgage, transfer or discharge,
and nil officer's return of sale upon any
mortgage, make a reterence upon the
margin of the record of such return to
the volume and page of the record of
such mortgage, and a reference upon
the margin of such record to the volume
and page of the record of such return,
and give a certified copy thereof, when
requested, 011 payment of his fees at
the rate of twenty cents a folio with a
minimum fee of lift v cents, and certify
the time when ihe same is received and
recorded, and keep an alphabetical index
of mortgagors and mortgagees ; and
such record and index shall be open to
public inspection; provided, however,
that mortgages or deeds of trust con
veying both real and personal property,
shall he recorded only as real estate
mortgages, but town clerks shall include
in their indices of mortgages of per
sonal property a reference to the record
thereof.
Sec. 3- Section 2S04 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 2804. The officer making the sale
shall, within thirty days thereafter,
make a return of his doings and file
the same in the town clerk's office where
the mortgage is recorded, and pay the
town clerk twenty cents a folio with a
minimum fee of fifty cents for record
ing the same, which shall be taxed in
the costs of sale. The fees of the offi
cer for selling the property shall be the
same as in case of sale on execution.
The return shall particularly describe
the articles sold, and state tne amount
received for each, and . shall operate
as a discharge . of the-' ljen thereon
created by the mortgage.
Sec.4, Section 3778 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
Sec. 3778. Said clerk shall receiv
twenty-tive cents tor each certihed copy
of a birth or death certificate, and fifty
cents tor each certified copy of a mar
riage certificate, furnished or recorded
in accordance with the provisions of th
preceding section, the same to be paid
bv the town for which said clerk acts.
Sec. 5. Section 3780 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
sec. 37(vo. said clerk shall receive
ten cents for each birth and death cer
titicate, and twenty cents for each mar
riage certificate, so certified ; and such
sum, with the cost of binding the cer
tilicates and permits, shall be paid by
the town.
Sec. 6. Section 3788 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:
Sec. 3788. After making the proper
additions and corrections, such parent
shall, within thirty days from the date
of such birth, return such blank to the
town clerk, who shall complete the orig
mal certificate ot birth accordingly
and, for each certificate so completed,
the town clerk shall receive twenty-five
cents, to be paid bv the town.
Sec. 7. Section 71 14 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
sec. 71 14. A person who owns, keeps
or uses a stallion of two years of age
or over for breeding purposes m tin
state, except for his own mare, shall
cause such stallion to be registered in
the office of the town clerk of the town
in which he is kept or used. The owner
or keeper of such stallion shall turnisli
to such town clerk a certificate of the
name, age, color, size, name of breeder
and pedigree in full of such stallion to
the third ancestor on the side of both
sire and dam, if known, and as much of
such information as is not given shall
be acknowledged as not known and so
stated, and pedigrees given 111 advertis
ing such stallion shall be as recorded in
the town clerk's office. The town clerk
shall record such statement in a book
kept for that purpose and shall receive
from the applicant the sum of one dol
lar for each stallion so registered and
shall furnish the owner or keeper pro
curing such a registration a certified
copy of the same. The owner or keeper
ot the stallion who fails to comply with
the provisions of this section shall be
fined not more than fifty dollars nor
less than ten dollars and shall not re
ceive compensation for the breeding
services of such stallion. A person who
makes a false certificate under the pro
visions of this section shall be fined
one hundred dollars.
Sec. 8. Section 7462 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
Sec. 7462. The fees of town clerks
shall be as follows: For recording
chattel mortgages, warranty, quit claim
and all other deeds, or tor any certi
tied copies of such a deed, where the
number of words therein does not ex
cced five hundred, one dollar; and twenty
cents per tolio lor all words 111 excess
ot such five hundred words;
For receiving a copy of an attachment
of personal property, fifty cents to be
paid hy the officer serving the same;
For receiving a copy of an attach
mcnt of real estate, fifty cents to be
paid bv the officer serving the same:
For recording a vendor's lien, or for
any certified copies of such lien, where
the number of words therein does not
exceed two hundred and fifty, fifty
cents; and twenty cents per folio for all
words in excess of such two hundred
and fifty words;
For issuing and recording each mar
riage certificate one dollar; for each
certihed copy thereof, fifty cents;
For recording each assignment of
mortgage, fifty cents;
For recording each discharge of mort
gage, twenty-live cents;
For all other copying, recording and
certified copies of such records, twenty
cents per folio, with a minimum fee of
fifty cents;
For examination of the town records
at any one time by the town clerk,
fifteen cents, and if the time exceeds
half an hour, at the rate of thirty cents
an hour. For examination of town
records for any person who is present
and assisting twenty cents an hour.
For attending each town meeting,
general election, special election, pri
mary election or meeting of the board of
civil authority, three dollars a day;
Documents required by law to be filed
iii the town clerk's office, but not to be
recorded, shall be properly indexed,
with a minute of the time of such filing,
and for such indexing and filing the
clerk shall receive twenty-five cents, to
be prepaid by the person filing the
same.
Town clerks may require fees for all
recording and copies to be paid in ad
vancc.
Sec. 9. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March 22, igta
NO. 220
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS
7480, 7481, AND 7483 AND TO RE
PEAL SECTION 7482 OF THE
GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO
THE OFFICE OF STATE PUR
CHASING AGENT.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. Section 7480 of the Gen
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to
read as follows :
Sec. 7480. When any of the institu
tions hereinbefore named are in need of
materials or supplies, requisition there
for shall be made on said purchasing
agent by the managing office or board
of such institution, and said purchasing
agent shall supply them; and when the
amount to be purchased at any time
exceeds an expenditure of five hundred
dollars, said purchasing agent shall in
the manner prescribed by the board of
control advertise for sealed proposals
to furnish such materials or supplies,
by notice in two or more, daily papers
published in the state. Such notice
shall be published at least five days
successively, the last publication to be
at least five days before the date on
which such bids are to be opened. Bids
received shall be opened by said pur
chasing agent and the contract for such
materials or supplies awarded to the bidr
der whose bid in the judgment of the
board of control is for the best inter
ests of the state. They may reject any
and all bids and direct the purchasing
agent to readvertise, if in their judg;
nient it is for the interest of the state
so to do. All bids shall, within twenty
days after they are opened, be for
warded to the auditor of accounts and
shall be kept on file in his office open
to public inspection. In case a satis
factory bid is not received and in any
case where the interests of the state
demand, said purchasing agent may pro
cure such materials and supplies with
out bids in such other manner as the
board of control may approve in writ
ing. Sec. 2. Section 7481 of the General
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows: .
Sec. 7481. Bills for materials or sup
plies ordered on account, of contracts
made by said purchasing .agent, , shall at
once be- forwarded to th board of con
I trol, who shall, on approval forward the
' v '-'.,).''.' i '--v ' ''';. t"-'
same to the auditor of accounts who
shall draw orders therefor in favor of
the persons rendering such bills.
Sec. 3. Section 7483 of the Ocncrati"
Laws is hereby amended so as to read
as follows :
Sec. "483. Blanks for all contracts.,
and proposals shall be of uniform ir4,l.
and style and shall be furnished by said' '
purchasing agent at the expense of the
state, and all contracts let by said pur-Jl."1!
chasing agent shall be in such form as,-;
the hoard of control may direct. All- j 1 .
contracts made by said purchasing ,"
agent shall be made in duplicate, ap-'
proved by the board of control and one 1
copy shall forthwith lie forwarded to th?.,.
auditor of accounts.
Sec. 4. Section 7482 of the General
Laws is hereby repealed.
Approved March 26, 1919.
NO. 221
AN ACT TO. AMEND SECTION 7407: ,'.
OF THE GENERAL LAWS. RE-!
1 TINT r. to thk puiv'TiVfi rtf:
1 nr. l.Cl.ilJl,.1llVr. JUIKAW, .;
It is herehv enacted bv the General,,; ' 'j
A f .1. t.. r r
.-sscmniy 01 111c state oi Vermont: !-,itr.-w
ol-cuuu 1. ,-iauuu 4 01 UlC vicilro h.uM
cral Laws is hereby amended so as tjjy,
icau as ioiiuws: . ,1 twtfri
Sec. 7497- All annual and lienma,.5(
reports and all reports made in an even.,,
year, required by law to he printed, -.
shall, except as otherwise provided, Iv-ftc-jsJ
lurnisneci w ine contracting printers noj, -., w
later than the twentieth day of Scptenv,.,,, '
tier; and the same snail be printed, conir1R..tM
pietea ana delivered not later man tuv
lenrn nay or jiecemoer thereafter. inyjlfs
secretary of the senate and clerk of thclSi
liouse of representatives shall, ,ithinvvy
sixty days after the close of each session' . .JJjJj!
01 1111; general assenioiy, iiiriusn a ceiwo
titled copy of the original journals of!..
their respective houses to the Iirintrjj,
iii-siKiwiicu vy oie puienasiug agent, auw, t
shall within thirty days after the reeeiik...
from the printer of the last paged copy',,
iuminc a piopcr uiuex 01 tne journals-,, .-
01 inc-ii jysii-eove nouses ami iurniS4t ,
the same to the printer, and shall suner-
intend the publication of their rcspecA',,,,.,.,
iivi: join 11. os. iii!Hii;uiui-iy ancr inc ,u
iotirnals of the respective houses arjv,',
printed and puhlished, paid secretary ,)
and clerk shall deposit the original joifca ,'
nals of their respective houses in thif- '
office of the secretary of state, which,, ;
shall there be kept and shall not
taken therefrom unlrss liv nnthnriiv rf '"
U... Tl , -r ....... i...n -ntiM
i.iw. im- avLn-uuj' 01 M.ui; siiiiu mime- ...
diatelv, after the close of each session
of the general assembly, furnish the " ...
printer designated by said purchasing '-'
acent a conv of the :irts :nu? rprlvp
of such session, duly certified by hint.
as secretary of state. J he acts and re
solves of the biennial session of the pert- :
rnl nc.mi.i., i,n i. :..fc:u... 1
far as practicable by the tenth day of ! ,
Tune next following such cpssion -o1''-'
Np,' -5 ' his tliill lil-i. fT,A-' "
from its passage. :t'.:
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 222
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7499 :
Of inc. libftbKAL LAWS, Kilnir
LATING TO THE DATE OF-,:
PUBLICATION OF THE LEGIS.,
LATIVE DIRECTORY. .
It is hereby enacted hy the General "
Assembly of the State of Vermont: '"''
Section 1. Section 7490 of the Gen'
eral Laws is hereby amended so as fd
read as follows:
Sec. 7499. The secretary of states-
shall at each biennial session of the"'
legislature prepare a legislative diree-"'1
tory containing appropriate matter ' .
and fifteen hundred copies of the same' '
shall be printed and bound in cloth,-'
and seven hundred copies thereof sharflr;
be completed by the fifteenth day or
February, and the remaining eight huti"'" '
dred copies on or before the first dai '''
of March following, and shall be deliv
cred to the custodian of public docii'7 '
ments, who shall deliver one copy tis"
each elective and appointive state3"'"'"
officer, each member of the generaV11"
assembly, the clerk of each state board;,r v-;
each state norma! school, state agric'uU1"
ttiral school, high school and academy'''''
in the state, to the secretary and assist""
ant secretary of the senate, the elerk 'Hi
and assistant clerks of the house of repr
esentatives, twenty-five copies to then-
secretary of state and the remaining'""-'
copies 10 me state imrary.
Sec. 2. this act shall take effect"1 71
from its oassace. : -w-N
Approved February 18, 1919.
NO. 223 ; '
AM iPT Dl?r ATivrn Tr Tort'
r-KIIMllJNU ANU 1J1S1 KlbU t lONijji-.
OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. .
It is hereby enacted bv the GcneraJiH?
Assembly of the State of Vermont: -.t'
section 1. the state librarian, cujss; '.
todian of public documents, legislative!
reterence librarian and the board of con
trol may by a majority vote make regti''"
lations relating to the number of copies -to
be printed, the kind and oualitv tf
binding and the free distribution of rert
ports, documents, laws or other publit t'ftf
cations printed at state expense. BatVnAJV
nothing herein shall be taken to apptylv "ihi,
to legislative printing while the GeiMS'iftl
eral Assembly is in session. o 'VJM
Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acBB
inconsistent
herewith are hereby rt?.J
pealed.
Approved March
7, 191O.
NO. 224
AN ACT AIITHORTZIMr.
ADIUTANT GENERAL TO EX-fl'
PEND A PORTION OF THE''"
MONEY AVAILABLE FOR THEW
USE OF HIS DEPARTMENT - IFrv,t
DEFRAYING EXPENSES OJ
FORiUFR VERMONT MPMnKWW'S
OF THE 26TH DIVISION INM"'"
ORDER THAT THEY MAY PARA tuftc
TICIPATE IN THE PARADE OP'Ko
SUCH DIVISION IN BOSTOWH'tM
MAsSACHUslil KS. . -w'itVM
Tt is hprphv pnnrtpH tiv- 1i f.iJ3Sr1f ri;
Assembly of the State of Vermont: kwl;14!?
Section I. 1 hat the Adiutant (ipnraff!
may. in his discretion, use a sum not '.Wtfcl
exceed one thousand dollars' nut of - thW "iM
appropriation for the military departs-
ment, to provide tne transportation e"j
Boston and return of such Vermont sol" '
diers, formerly members of the 2frtrli5c''l
Division, who were honorablv dis" ni' 't
charged therefrom prior to April S?"'!
1919, and who are unable to pay suifh ?J
transportation themselves, to the ert9
that they may participate in the oarad t'- 'l
of the 26th Division to be held in BoM"; "'N
ton. Massachusetts. ''"
Approved April 8, 1010. itis--w
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THBwb-
AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS -TO irf
CONVEY CERTAIN LANS-.'H
OWNED BY THE STATE WITH"i?iof'!(
IN THE TOWN OF WATERKja-.O'uj
BURY. mai.nf-v
It is hereby enacted by the GeneralJ";t
Assembly 01 tne state ot Vermont:
Section i. The auditor of accounts 'TfftK
shall, as agent of the state, with the v
approval of the board of control seflH
and convev anv of the real esrat nou!- l
used as meadow land owned by triji,l;',J
state in the town of Waterbury, situN
ated easterly, of the . Central Verfnorrc 1 1
freight depot and the .plant of tHt
Union Granite Company, and being tffe
niece situated on the flat easterly -of trM'-rW'
present linei of the Central ! Vermont P!
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