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three, inclusive, or with said rules and regulations.

Section 30. No person, firm, association or corporation shall
post, erect, display or maintain on any public way or on private
property within public, view from any highway, public park or



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reservation any billboard or other advertising device, whether
erected before August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty,
or not, which advertises or calls attention to any business, article,
substance or any other thing, unless such billboard or device
conforms to the rules and regulations and ordinances or by-laws
established under the preceding section; provided, that this sec-
tion shall not apply to signs or other devices existing on said
date and erected and maintained in conformity with then existr
ing law and which advertise or indicate either the person oc-
cupying the premises in question or the business transacted
thereon, or advertise the property itself or any part thereof as
for sale or to let.

Section 31. The supreme judicial and superior courts shall
have jurisdiction in equity upon petition of the attorney general,
of any town or any officer thereof, or of any interested party, to
restrain the erection or maintenance of any billboard, sign or
other device erected or maintained in violation of any rule, regu-
lation, ordinance or by-law established or adopted under section
twenty-nine, and to order the removal or abatement of such
billboard, sign or device as a nuisance.

Section 32. Sections twenty-nine to thirty-one, inclusive,
and thirty-three shall not apply to signs or other devices on or
in the rolling stock, stations, subways or structures of or used
by common carriers.

Section 33. Whoever violates any rule, regulation, ordinance
or by-law established or adopted under section twenty-nine shall
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, and
whoever after conviction of such violation unlawfully maintains
such a billboard, sign or other device for twenty days thereafter
shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.



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