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This law amends General Laws, chapter 131, as previously amended by repealing section 105A thereof and adding thereto three new section, 105B, 105C and 114A. Section 105B provides that whoever uses any trap or other device for capture of fur bearing animals, which is not designed to kill such animal at once or to take it unhurt and which is likely to cause continued suffering to an animal caught therein, shall be fined fifty dollars, but traps or other devices for protection of property, set not more than fifty yards from any building, cultivated plot or enclosures used for rearing poultry or game birds to the use of which the presence of vermin may be detrimental, are excluded from the application of this section. Section 105C provides for the submission to the voters at a municipal election in any city or town upon petition of the question of whether the operation of section 105B shall be suspended or if it has been already suspended, of the question whether it shall again be operative in such city or town. Section 114A provides that the Commissioner of Conservation may suspend the operation section 105B for a period not exceeding thirty days within any specified territory under the control of his department. The law also provides for the submission, by the selectmen to the voters at a special town meeting in the current year, upon petition, of the question as to whether the provisions of section 105B shall be suspended in any town, and which was approved by both branches of the General Court by vote not recorded, be approved?

1934 Nov 6 :: State of Massachusetts :: Initiative PetitionShall a law described as follows: -[see summary of question below] and which was approved by both branches of the General Court by vote not recorded, be approved?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
10,214
7,932
16,262
18,146
34,408
Precinct 1
 
341
215
569
556
1,125
Precinct 2
 
350
238
671
588
1,259
Precinct 3
 
241
185
344
426
770
Precinct 4
 
345
228
539
573
1,112
Precinct 1
 
186
87
389
273
662
Precinct 2
 
314
213
548
527
1,075
Precinct 3
 
168
104
294
272
566
Precinct 4
 
357
187
631
544
1,175
Precinct 5
 
314
181
534
495
1,029
Precinct 1
 
305
253
459
558
1,017
Precinct 2
 
239
286
389
525
914
Precinct 3
 
405
344
619
749
1,368
Precinct 4
 
428
356
685
784
1,469
Precinct 1
 
330
266
507
596
1,103
Precinct 2
 
407
219
602
626
1,228
Precinct 3
 
303
294
420
597
1,017
Precinct 4
 
354
315
541
669
1,210
Precinct 5
 
270
204
443
474
917
Precinct 1
 
381
220
655
601
1,256
Precinct 2
 
336
208
617
544
1,161
Precinct 3
 
384
307
673
691
1,364
Precinct 4
 
377
283
598
660
1,258
Precinct 1
 
387
321
592
708
1,300
Precinct 2
 
310
300
502
610
1,112
Precinct 3
 
370
385
490
755
1,245
Precinct 4
 
418
395
605
813
1,418
Precinct 1
 
312
295
525
607
1,132
Precinct 2
 
295
235
386
530
916
Precinct 3
 
361
339
496
700
1,196
Precinct 4
 
287
217
434
504
938
Precinct 5
 
339
252
505
591
1,096
Totals
 
10,214
7,932
16,262
18,146
34,408