Executive Order

Executive Order No. 29: (1st Series) Commission on Administration and Finance authorized to purchase insurance afforded by the War Damage Corporation

Date: 07/09/1942
Issuer: Leverett Saltonstall
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 86

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WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns a substantial amount of real and tangible personal property; and

WHEREAS, the provisions of General Laws (Ter. Ed.) chapter 29, section 30, provide that no officer or board shall insure any property of the Commonwealth without special authority of law; and

WHEREAS, in the prosecution of the existing war there is ever imminent a danger that enemy action might result in the destruction of said property; and

WHEREAS, the Government of the United States, acting through the War Damage Corporation, has made available at reasonable rates insurance protection against loss of, or damage to, real or personal property resulting from enemy attack; including any action taken by the military, naval or air forces of the United States in resisting enemy attack, with such general exceptions as War Damage Corporation, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce, may establish:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the authority of Acts of 1941, chapter 719, Acts of 1942, chapter 13, and all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the supreme emergency of the existing state of war between the United States and certain foreign countries.

The Commission on Administration and Finance is hereby authorized and empowered to purchase insurance protection afforded by the War Damage Corporation covering such of the real and tangible personal property of the Commonwealth and in such amounts as it deems advisable, subject to the approval of the Governor.

The provisions of General Laws (Ter. Ed.) chapter 29, section 30, shall not be deemed to prohibit or in any manner affect the action authorized by this order.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this 9th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty- two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-seventh.

By His Excellency the Governor
Leverett Saltonstall

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