The selectmen in a town or in a city such board or officer as may be designated by
ordinance may, under such conditions as they may deem proper, grant to any organization
engaged exclusively in charitable work, or to a post of any incorporated organization
of veterans who served in the military or naval service of the United States in time
of war or insurrection, a special license authorizing it, upon a particular day and
for a charitable purpose named in such license, to sell, through its accredited agents
in the streets and other public places within such city or town, or in any designated
part thereof, flags, badges, medals, buttons, flowers, souvenirs, and similar small
articles; provided, that no person under sixteen years of age shall be accredited
as such agent, that each agent shall wear in plain sight while engaged in selling
such articles a badge, provided by such organization or post and approved by the authority
issuing the license, bearing upon it the name of such organization or post and the
date on which the license is to be exercised, and that no such agent shall be authorized
to make or attempt to make such sales in front of any private premises against the
objection of the owner or occupant thereof. The exercise of the licenses hereby provided for shall be subject to the provisions
of all statutes, ordinances, by-laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent herewith. The fee for such a license shall be established in a town by town meeting action
and in a city by city council action, and in a town with no town meeting by town council
action, by adoption of appropriate by-laws and ordinances to set such fees, but in
no event shall any such fee be greater than ten dollars.
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