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mitted to the electors of the state for approval or re- Proposition to jection, at the election to be held on the Tuesday next the electors of after the first Monday in November, A. D. 1896, in accordance with Chapter 11 of the General Laws, to wit: “Shall the general assembly be authorized to provide for the borrowing, in addition to the amount of fifty thousand dollars, which it is now authorized to borrow, the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dol. lars, or so much thereof, and in such installments, as may from time to time be necessary for the uses of the state.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 413.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE OBLIGA- Passed Oct. 2.

TIONS OF THE STATE IN GOLD.

1896.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

principal of

bonds of state

SECTION 1. The interest and principal of all notes Interest and or bonds of this state are payable, and when due, shall notes and be paid in gold coin of the United States of the present to be paid in standard of weight and fineness, or its equivalent.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

gold.

CHAPTER 414.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PLACING OF THE NAMES OF Passed Oct. 2,

1896. CERTAIN CANDIDATES UPON THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS.

It is enacted by the General Asseinbly as follows:

SECTION 1. The secretary of state is hereby di. rected to cause to be placed upon the official ballot the names of the persons nominated by the state con vention of the so-called National Democratic party for electors of president and vice-president of the United lot. States, to be voted for on the first Tuesday of Novem. ber, A. D. 1896, and to cause the names of said candi.

Names of can-
didates of Na-
tional Demo-
cratic party for
presidential
electors to be
placed upon
the official bal.

dates to be designated on said official ballot by the words “National Democratic,” and to cause to be added to said political appellation the names of the candidates of said National Democratic party for president and vice-president of the United States, to wit: for president, John M. Palmer of Illinois, for vice-president, Simon B. Buckner of Kentucky. The names of said candidates for electors shall be certified by the president and secretary or clerk of said convention in the manner provided by section 15 of Chapter 11 of the General Laws.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

CHAPTER 415.

Passed Oct. 2. AN ACT TO COMPLETE THE BREACHWAY AT GREAT SALT

POND, NEW SHOREHAM.

1896.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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SECTION 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of completing the breachway or channel into Great Salt Pond, New Shore. ham; to be expended by and under the direction of the town council of New Shoreham, and a committee appointed by and under the authority of section three of Chapter 1289 of the Public Laws; and the state auditor is hereby authorized to draw his orders from time to time upon the general treasurer for such portion thereof as, upon receipt by him of properly authenticated vouchers approved by the governor, appears to have been expended.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage.

CHAPTER 416.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO INSURANCE BROKERS.

Passed Oct. 2, 1896.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

brokers, who

SECTION 1. Whoever, for compensation, acts or aids Insurance in any manner in negotiating contracts of insurance or deemed to be. reinsurance or placing risks or effecting insurance or reinsurance for a person other than himself, and not being the appointed agent or officer of the company in which such insurance or reinsurance is effected, shall be deemed an insurance broker, and no person shall act as such broker save as provided in this section.

SEC. 2. The insurance commissioner may upon the To be licensed. payment of a fee of ten dollars issue to any suitable person a resident of this state, or a resident of any other state granting licenses to residents of this state, a certificate of authority to act as an insurance broker, to negotiate contracts of insurance or reinsurance, or place or effect insurance or reinsurance with any quali. fied domestic insurance company or its agents and with the authorized agents in the state of any foreign insurance company duly admitted to do business in the state.

SEC. 3. Such certificate shall remain in force for License may be one year unless revoked by the commissioner for when. cause. Such cause shall exist upon conviction of the holder of such certificate of a violation of the insurance laws, and whenever it shall appear to the commissioner upon due proof, after notice, that the holder has unreasonably failed and neglected to pay over to the company or agent entitled thereto any premium or part thereof collected by him on any policy of insurance, the commissioner shall publish such revocation in such manner as he deems for the protection of the public.

SEC. 4. The insurance commissioner may issue a who may act certificate of authority to act as an insurance broker, ment of fees. without the payment of any fee therefor, to any soldier or sailor resident in this state, who served in the army or navy during the war of the rebellion and who re

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ceived an honorable discharge from such service, upon satisfactory evidence of the identity of such soldier or sailor.

SEC. 5. Any person who shall assume to act as an insurance agent or insurance broker, without license therefor, as herein provided, or who shall act in any manner in the negotiation or transaction of unlawful insurance with a foreign insurance company not admitted to do business in this state, or who as principal or agent shall violate any provision of this act, shall be

conto whate on vain of this a punished by fine not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars for each offence.

SEC. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

CHAPTER 417.

Passed Oct. 2, 1896.

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HOSPITAL CORPS TO BE AT

TACHED TO THE BRIGADE R. I. M.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Hospital corps
to be attached
to brigade
R. I. M.

How constituted.

SECTION 1. In addition to the organizations comprising the active militia, there shall be allowed a hospital corps, which shall be attached to the brigade.

Sec. 2. The hospital corps shall consist of a captain, one first lieutenant, and one second lieutenant, who shall be members of one of the chartered state medical societies, two hospital stewards, and not to exceed forty-five privates who shall be enlisted for this purpose. They shall be uniformed and equipped as the commander-in-chief shall direct, and shall receive the same pay as officers and men of the cavalry.

Sec. 3. When ordered out upon state duty, there shall at no time be allowed pay for an excess of two officers, two hospital stewards, and a number of privates to exceed two per cent of the number of enlisted men in the brigade.

SEC. 4. The system of instruction of the hospital corps shall be prescribed and directed by the medical director of the brigade, with the approval of the sur. geon general.

Sec. õ. This act shall take effect immediately, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 418.

1896.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF STATE HOUSE COM- Passed Oct. 2.
MISSIONERS AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
MAKE CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE HIGHWAYS ADJOINING
THE STATE HOUSE AND NORMAL SCHOOL LANDS.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

house commis sioners and state board of

thorized to set off or convey certain land to

SECTION 1. The board of state house commissioners Board of state and the state board of education are hereby authorized Sioners and and empowered to set off or convey to the city of education auProvidence for highway purposes so much of the state off or convey land as may be necessary, in their opinion, to straighten the city of and widen Smith and Francis streets, whenever the highway purcity of Providence shall accept the same, for purposes aforesaid, upon such terms and conditions as said boards may determine to be advisable.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 63 OF THE GENERAL Passed Oct. 2,

1896. LAWS, “OF THE NORMAL SCHOOL, TEACHER'S INSTITUTES, 1 AND LECTURES.”

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 5 of Chapter 63 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 5. The trustees of the normal school may Travelling expay to each pupil who shall reside within the state of normal and not within five miles of said school, who shall paid, when have been duly admitted thereto, and who shall have attended the regular sessions of said school and complied with the regulations thereof during the term

penses of pupils

school to be

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