TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICIANS.
A bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature to provide for the licensing and supervision of the electrical business of the State. The bill provides for the appointment by the governor of a commission of three residents of the State, one of whom, at least, shall at the time of appointment possess the qualifications required of a master electrician, who shall constitute a hoard of examiners of master electricians. At a recent public hearing. Mayor Barney, of Lynn, the chief petitioner, stated to the committee on mercantile affairs, that the proposed legislation was favored by the chiefs of fire departments, city electricians, real estate men and fire insurance underwriters. The Massachusetts Electrical association, also, claimed that the rapid growth and extension of the scope of the electrical business, and the dangers consequent to electrical installations necessitated the restriction of the business by some such legislation.