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Shall the proposed law which defines and legalizes the practice of chiropractics establishes a board of registration of chiropractors and defines the number, mode of appointment, tenure, qualification and compensation of its members and its powers and duties; provides for he preliminary qualifications, examination, certification, original registration and annual license of chiropractors and regulation of their practice and defines the mode, subjects of and fees for examination, the mode of practice and penalties' and other matters related thereto, which are chiefly as follows:

That chiropractic be "the science or practice of locating and adjusting by hand the malpositions of the articulations of the human spine." That any person, with one preceding years residence in this Commonwealth and with degree from a qualified chiropractic school received at least one year prior to the date when this law takes affect, may within ninety days after such date, be certified by the board at its discretion without examination.

That otherwise no person, except a member of the board of registration, shall practice chiropractic unless, being over twenty-one years of age, of good moral character and graduated from a reputable chiropractic school after personally attending courses of at least twenty-two hundred sixty-minute daylight hours given to persons qualified to graduate from a public high school, he shall qualify by examination, pay a fee of twenty-five dollars and be registered and certified; except that any person licensed in another State maintaining standards equal to those of this Commonwealth may be registered without examination. That the examination be scientific and practical in character, in subject including anatomy, physiology, symptomatology, hygiene, sanitation, chemistry, histology, pathology, chiropractic analysis and the principles and practice of chiropractic.

That the board may, after hearing, revoke a certificate for cause. That the board shall make an annual report and shall keep public records of its proceedings and of the names of persons examined or registered by it and of the names of all registered chiropractors, who shall pay an annual license fee, promptly notify the board of a change in address and furnish such other information as the board may require.

That the board consist of three members, residents of the Commonwealth for three years, graduates of a charted chiropractic school having power to confer degrees in chiropractic, to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, for a term of three years. That the board have authority to administer oaths, summon witnesses and take testimony and adopt reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to their duties, and that they pay into the state treasury fees received by them, and that they receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses in such amounts as may be annually appropriated therefor not exceeding the amount of such fees.

Penalties are provided for practicing chiropractic without holding a certificate or for using the words "Chiropractic Practitioner". the letters "D.C.", or any title or letters indicating engagement in such practices, or for buying, selling or fraudulently obtaining any diploma or record of registration.

It is further provided that the present law relating to regulation of physicians and surgeons and providing penalties for the unauthorized practice of medicine shall not be held to discriminate against registered chiropractors; but no chiropractor, unless registered as a physician or surgeon, my practice obstetrics, or administer drugs, or perform surgical operations by the use of instruments, or hold himself out as and for other than a chiropractor, which was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 50 in the affirmative and 151 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote of 13 in the affirmative and 21 in the negative, be approved?

1932 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: Initiative PetitionShall the proposed law... [see summary of question below] which was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 50 in the affirmative and 151 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote of 13 in the affirmative and 21 in the negative, be approved?

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Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
9,166
14,334
14,166
23,500
37,666
Precinct 1
 
304
325
585
629
1,214
Precinct 2
 
355
378
664
733
1,397
Precinct 3
 
231
286
342
517
859
Precinct 4
 
320
408
519
728
1,247
Precinct 1
 
137
184
374
321
695
Precinct 2
 
304
337
520
641
1,161
Precinct 3
 
112
170
285
282
567
Precinct 4
 
267
373
607
640
1,247
Precinct 5
 
251
438
519
689
1,208
Precinct 1
 
256
486
386
742
1,128
Precinct 2
 
218
472
335
690
1,025
Precinct 3
 
329
552
641
881
1,522
Precinct 4
 
290
781
538
1,071
1,609
Precinct 1
 
289
477
381
766
1,147
Precinct 2
 
362
426
559
788
1,347
Precinct 3
 
292
478
335
770
1,105
Precinct 4
 
364
601
424
965
1,389
Precinct 5
 
250
356
386
606
992
Precinct 1
 
320
435
569
755
1,324
Precinct 2
 
330
410
576
740
1,316
Precinct 3
 
360
570
541
930
1,471
Precinct 4
 
347
470
564
817
1,381
Precinct 1
 
334
604
439
938
1,377
Precinct 2
 
347
494
404
841
1,245
Precinct 3
 
335
607
400
942
1,342
Precinct 4
 
366
752
424
1,118
1,542
Precinct 1
 
338
496
407
834
1,241
Precinct 2
 
273
454
322
727
1,049
Precinct 3
 
333
649
355
982
1,337
Precinct 4
 
276
389
364
665
1,029
Precinct 5
 
276
476
401
752
1,153
Totals
 
9,166
14,334
14,166
23,500
37,666