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SEC. 2. The governor with the advice of the council shall ap- Inspectors. point for each of the three districts aforesaid one inspector of electric, naphtha, gasoline, or steamboats, whose duty it shall be to inspect all such boats, and the boilers and engines thereof, used for the carriage of passengers or freight for hire on any lake, river, or pond in their respective districts not subject to the authority in this respect of the United States inspection laws, or where inspections under such laws are not regularly made. The inspectors so appointed shall hold office for the term of two years.
Sec. 3. Whenever a boat used as aforesaid plies the waters of Inspection. two inspection districts, it shall be inspected by the inspector of the district in which its home port is situated : Provided, That in case of a boat owned by a stock company and plying the waters of two districts as aforesaid, the directors of such company shall determine by vote, duly recorded and certified, to which of the two districts it shall be held to belong for the purposes of supervision and inspection. A boat licensed as heretofore provided in this section shall be under the supervision and control of the inspector issuing the certificate, whether plying the waters of his district, or of another district.
SEC. 4. The board of railroad commissioners shall prescribe Rules. rules and regulations governing the inspection and licensing of all boats referred to in this act and the equipment and operation thereof, copies of wbich shall be furnished to the owners or lessees and by them posted in conspicuous places on such boats.
Sec. 5. The owners or lessees of every electric, naphtha, gaso- Annual in. line, or steamboat used for the carriage of passengers or freight spections. for hire, as provided in section 2, shall cause it to be inspected by the district inspector in all its parts, its engines and its boilers, annually, within thirty (30) days prior to its engaging in the carriage of passengers or freight.
Sec. 6. If upon such inspection the inspector finds the boat, its Certificates. boilers and engines, to be safe and sufficient for the carriage of passengers and freight, he shall prescribe the maximum number of passengers the boat may carry at any one time, and he shall give the owners or lessees a certificate and license accordingly.
SEC. 7. An inspector shall examine such boat, its boilers and Other inspec. engines, at other times as he shall deem the public interest and tions. safety require, not exceeding twice in any year, to see if the provisions of law and the rules and regulations established by the board of railroad commissioners have been complied with.
Sec. 8. If any boat licensed as aforesaid shall, during the period Revocation of of its license, be deemed by an inspector unsafe in its hull, or de- license. fective in its engine, boilers or machinery, or if its owners or lessees shall have failed to comply with the rules and regulations prescribed as aforesaid, he shall have power to revoke its license and stop and detain the boat until the necessary repairs have been made, or until the rules and regulations have been complied with, and shall then issue a new certificate or license. Sec. 9. If the owners or lessees of boats inspected as aforesaid
Appeal. are not satisfied with an inspector's decision as to the licensing of such boat, they may appeal therefrom to the board of railroad commissioners, who after due notice and hearing shall determine the matters in controversy and their decision shall be final. Sec. 10. The owners or lessees of any boat licensed to carry pas. to have certiti:
, sengers or freight for hire as provided in this chapter shall not
cates. employ any captain, master, engineer or pilot upon said boat unless such captain, master, engineer or pilot has been examined by an inspector of boats and has a certificate from him as to his competency. Certificates of captains, masters, engineers and pilots shall be of two classes. A general certificate shall give the holder thereof the right to act on such a number, and such classes, of boats as the inspector issuing the same may designate in such general certificate. A certificate shall give the holder thereof the right to act on the boat specified by name in said certificate.
Ex a mina. SEC. 11. All captains, masters, engineers and pilots shall be extions.
amined by the inspectors as to their competency under oath, and power to administer oaths in such cases is hereby granted to
inspectors. L'se without Sec. 12. If any person shall use any such boat for the carriage inspection.
of passengers or freight for hire, which, with its boilers and engines, has not been inspected and licensed, as provided in this chapter, or shall employ upon any such boat any captain, master, engineer or pilot who has not been examined and licensed as required by the preceding sections, he shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding one year, or
both. Acting without certificate.
Sec. 14. If any person shall act as captain, master, engineer or pilot on any boat without the certificate herein required, or if any captain, master, engineer or pilot shall, during the period for which he is licensed, neglect his duties or be of intemperate babits, or violate any of the rules and regulations established by the railroad commissioners; or if any engineer shall carry more steam than the certificate for his boat allows, or shall in any way or manner interfere with the locked safety valve of the boiler, after the same has been set by the inspector, so as to allow greater pressure in the boiler than the amount specified by the certificate, his license shall be suspended or revoked by the inspector, and he may be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine
and imprisonment. Appeals. SEC. 15. If any person is not satisfied with the decison of an
inspector in the matter of licensing a captain, master, engineer or pilot, or of revoking a license as aforesa id, he may appeal therefrom to the board of railroad commissioners, who after due notice and hearing shall determine the matters in controversy and their
decision shall be final. Fees, etc. SEC. 19. Inspectors shall be allowed six cents a mile travel by
the most direct route to and from any boat inspected or examined; five dollars for each boat inspected and certified or examined, and one dollar for each certificate of a captain, master, engineer or pilot, all of which shall be paid by the owners or lessees of such boats. Inspectors shall be allowed three dollars for each general certificate of a captain, master, engineer or pilot, which shall be paid by the person in whose name such certificate is issued.
ACTS OF 1907.
CHAPTER 113.—Electric railways-Cars to have power brakes.
Brakes to be SECTION 1. On or before May 1st, 1910, all eight-wheeled or provided.
double-truck cars, so called, operated by electric power, for the purpose of conveying passengers, by any street railway in the State of New Hampshire shall be provided with power brakes of a standard of efficiency to be approved by the railroad commis
SEC. 2. Any street railway failing to comply with the provisions of section 1 of this act shall be liable to a fine of ten dollars ($10) per day for each car operated without such equipment.
CHAPTER 142.-Barber shops-Inspection, etc.
Rules and SECTION 1. Boards of health of towns and cities are hereby regulations.
authorized and directed to promulgate the following rules and regulations for the management of barber shops. Barber shops or places where the trade is carried on shall be kept at all times in a cleanly condition. Mugs, shaving brushes and razors shall be sterilized by immersion in boiling water or some sterilizing solution after every separate use thereof. A clean towel shall be used for each person. Alum, or other material, used to stop the flow of blood shall be used only in powdered form. The use of powder puffs and sponges is prohibited. Every barber shop shall be provided with hot water. No person or persons shall be allowed to sleep in any room used wholly or in part for tonsorial purposes nor shall the business of a barber be carried on in any room used as a sleeping apartment. Every barber shall cleanse his hands thoroughly immediately after serving each customer.
SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the rules and regulations Violations. prescribed herein, or any other rules and regulations, prescribed by the boards of health for the protection of the public health in barber shops shall be fined not less than ten dollars for each offense.
Sec. 3. From and after the passage of this act it shall be the Enforcement. duty of boards of health in the several towns and cities to regularly inspect all barber shops and prosecute such violation of the rules and regulations as may come or be brought to their notice.
Boards of arbitration,
SECTION 22. Whenever any grievance or dispute of any nature Submission of growing out of the relation of employer and employee shall arise grievances. or exist between employer and employees, it shall be lawful to submit all matters respecting such grievance or dispute, in writing, to a board of arbitrators, to hear, adjudicate and determine the same; said board shall consist of five persons; when the em- Constitution ployees concerned in any such grievance or dispute as aforesaid of board. are members in good standing of any labor organization, which is represented by one or more delegates in a central body, the sa id central body shall have power to designate two of said arbitrators; and the employer shall have the power to designate two others of said arbitrators, and the said four arbitrators shall designate a fifth person, as arbitrator, who shall be chairman of the board ; in case the employees concerned in any such grievance or dispute as aforesaid are members in good standing of a labor organization which is not represented in a central body, then the organization of which they are members shall have the power to select and designate two arbitrators for said board, and said board shall be organized as hereinbefore provided; and in case the employees concerned in any such grievance or dispute as aforesaid are not members of any labor organization, then a majority of said employees, at a meeting duly held for that purpose, shall designate two arbitrators for said board, and the said board shall be organized as hereinbefore provided.
SEC. 23. Any board as a foresa id selected may present a petition Board to be to the county judge of the county where such grievances or dis- approved. putes to be arbitrated may arise, signed by at least a majority of said board, setting forth in brief terms the nature of the grierance or dispute between the parties to said arbitration, and praying the license or order of such judge establishing and approving said board of arbitration; upon the presentation of said petition it shall be the duty of the said judge to make an order establishing such board of arbitration and referring the matters in dispute to it for hearing, adjudication and determination; the said petition and order or a copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which the said judge resides.
SEC. 24. The arbitrators so selected shall sign a consent to act Organization, as such, and shall take and subscribe an oath before an officer powers, etc. authorized to administer oaths, to faithfully and impartially discharge his duties as such arbitrator, which consent and oath shall be immediately filed in the office of the clerk of the county wherein such arbitrators are to act; when the said board is ready for the transaction of business it shall select one of its members to act
as secretary, and the parties to the dispute shall receive notice of a time and place of hearing; the chairman shall have power to administer oaths and to issue subpenas for the production of books and papers, and for the attendance of witnesses, to the same extent that such power is possessed by the courts of record or the judges thereof in this State; the board may make and enforce the rules for its government and transaction of the business before it and fix its sessions and adjournments, and shall hear and examine such witnesses as may be brought before the board, and such other
proof as may be given relative to the matters in dispute. Decision, SEC. 25. After the matter has been fully heard, the said board,
or a majority of its members, shall, within ten days, render a decision thereon, in writing, signed by them, giving such details as will clearly show the nature of the decision and the matters adjudicated and determined; such adjudication and determination shall be a settlement of the matter referred to sa id arbitrators, unless an appeal is taken therefrom, as hereinafter provided; the adjudication and determination shall be in duplicate, one copy of which shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county, and the other transmitted to the secretary of the State board of arbitration hereinafter mentioned, together with the testimony taken
before said board. Power as to SEC. 26. When the said board shall have rendered its adjudicaother disputes. tion and determination its power shall cease, unless there may be
in existence at the time other similar grievances or disputes between the same classes of persons mentioned in section one (sec. 22], and in such case such persons may submit their differences to the said board, which shall have power to act and adjudicate and determine the same as fully as if said board was originally
created for the settlement of such other difference or differences, State board. SEC. 27. Within thirty days after the passage of this act tho
governor shall appoint a State board of arbitration, to consist of three competent persons, each of whom shall hold his office for the term of five years; one of said persons shall be selected from a bona fide labor organization of this State; if any vacancy happens by resignation or otherwise the governor shall, in the same manner, appoint an arbitrator for the residue of the term; said board shall have a secretary who shall be appointed by and hold office during the pleasure of the board and whose duty it shall be to keep a full and faithful record of the proceedings of the board and also possession of all documents and testimony forwarded by the local boards of arbitration, and perform such other duties as the said board may prescribe; he shall have power, under the direction of the board, to issue subpoenas, to administer oaths in all cases before said board, to call for and examine books, papers and documents of any parties to the controversy, with the same authority to enforce their production as is possessed by the courts of records, or the judges thereof, in this State; said arbitrators of sa id State board and the clerk thereof shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and be sworn to the due and faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices before entering upon the discharge of the same; an office shall be set apart in the capitol by the person having charge thereof, for the proper and convenient transaction of the business of said
board. App ellate Sec. 28. An appeal may be taken from the decision of any local powers. board of arbitration within ten days after the filing of its adju
dication and determination of any case; it shall be the duty of the said State board of arbitration to hear and consider appeals from the decisions of local boards and promptly to proceed to the investigation of such cases, and the adjudication and determination of said board thereon shall be final and conclusive in the premises upon all parties to the arbitration; such adjudications and de terminations shall be in writing, and a copy thereof shall be furnished to each party; any two of the State board of arbitrators shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and may hold meetings at any time or place within the Siate; examina
tions or investigations ordered by the State board may be held and taken by and before any one of their number if so directed; but the proceedings and decision of any single arbitrator shall not be deemed conclusive until approved by the board or a majority thereof; each arbitrator shall have power to administer oaths.
Sec. 29. Whenever any grievance or dispute of any nature shall Original powarise between any employer and his employees, it shall be lawful ers. for the parties to submit the same directly to said State board in the first instance, in case such parties elect to do so, and shall jointly notify said board or its clerk, in writing, of such election; whenever such notification to said board or its clerk is given, it shall be the duty of said board to proceed, with as little delay as possible, to the locality of such grievance or dispute, and inquire into the cause or causes of grievance or dispute; the parties to the grievances or dispute shall thereupon submit to said board, in writing, succinctly, clearly and in detail, their grievances and complaints, and the cause or causes thereof, and severally agree, in writing, to submit to the decision of said board as to matters so submitted, and a promise or agreement to continue on in business or at work, without a lockout or strike until the decision of said board, provided it shall be rendered within ten days after the completion of the investigation; the board shall thereupon proceed to fully investigate and inquire into the matters in controversy, and to take testimony under oath in relation thereto, and shall have power by its chairman or clerk, to administer oaths, to issue subpænas for the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, to the same extent as such power is possessed by courts of records or the judges thereof, in this State.
Sec. 30. After the matter has been fully heard, the said board, Decision. or a majority of its members, shall within ten days render a decision thereon in writing, signed by them or a majority of them, stating such details as will clearly show the nature of the decision and the points disposed of by them; the decision shall be in triplicate, one copy of which shall be filed by the clerk of the board in the clerk's office of the county where the controversy arose, and one copy shall be served on each of the parties to the controversy.
Sec. 31. Whenever a strike or lockout shall occur, or is seriously Mediation. threatened in any part of the State, and shall come to the knowledge of the board, it shall be its duty, and it is hereby directed to proceed, as soon as practicable, to the locality of such strike or lockout and put themselves in communication with the parties to the controversy, and endeavor by mediation to effect an amicable settlement of such controversy; and if in their judgment it is deemed best, to inquire into the cause or causes of the controversy, and to that end the board is hereby authorized to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, and send for persons and papers, in like manner and with the same powers as it is authorized to do by section eight of this act [sec. 29).
SEC. 32. The fees of witnesses of aforesaid State board shall be Fees, etc. fifty cents for each day's attendance, and four cents per mile traveled by the nearest route in getting to or returning from the place where attendance is required by the board; all subpoenas shall be signed by the secretary of the board and may be served by any person of full age authorized by the board to serve the same.
Sec. 33. Said board shall annually report to the legislature, and Report. shall include in their report such statements, facts and explanations as will disclose the actual working of the board, and such suggestions with regard to legislation as may seem to them conducive to harmonizing the relations of, and disputes between employers and employees and the improvement of the present system of production by labor. Sec. 34. Each arbitrator of the State board and the secretary Compensa
tion, thereof shall receive ten dollars for each and every day actually employed in the performance of their duties herein and actual expenses incurred, including such rates of mileage as are now provided by law, payable by the State treasurer on duly approved vouchers.