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Excerpt from General Laws of Massachusetts: Relating to Railroad Corporations, Street Railway Companies, Electric Railroad Companies, Telephone and Telegraph Companies, Steamboat and Express CompaniesSection 1. The board of railroad commissioners,MoreExcerpt from General Laws of Massachusetts: Relating to Railroad Corporations, Street Railway Companies, Electric Railroad Companies, Telephone and Telegraph Companies, Steamboat and Express CompaniesSection 1. The board of railroad commissioners, existing under authority of section one of Part I of chapter four hundred sixty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, shall hereafter be called the public service commission, service commission hereinafter in this act called the commission, and its membership shall be enlarged so as to consist of five competent persons, hereinafter collectively called commissioners and individually referred to as commissioner, with the qualifications and disabilities in said act and this act prescribed. Upon the taking effect of this act the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint two members in addition to the members of the board at that time and shall, notwithstanding the term for which any members of the board may have been heretofore appointed and the date of the expiration thereof, designate the terms of all of said members so that one member shall be appointed for five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year from the first day of July next. Thereafter, one member of the commission shall annually, before the first day of July, be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, for a term of five years from said date. Whenever a new appointment is made, or whenever any vacancy in the commission is filled, the commissioners shall meet and choose one of their number as chairman. The chairman shall be paid an annual salary of eighty-five hundred dollars, and each of the other commissioners shall receive an annual salary of eight thousand dollars. Not more than three commissioners shall be appointed from the same political party.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.