To correct abuses in the life insurance business which were discovered in 1905 by a committee of the state legislature, laws were passed in the next year regulating the election of the directors of the insurance companies, and the investments of the companies and the distribution of dividends, limiting the amount of business of the larger companies and prohibiting rebates on insurance premiums. A state superintendent of insurance, (since 1860) appointed by the governor, holds office for three years.
A constitutional amendment of 1890 permits the re-election of the president without limit, the original clause prohibiting such a re-election.
The first edict prohibiting opium-smoking was issued by the emperor Yung Cheng in 1729.
There are strict provisions for the protection and for the sanitary housing of factory employees, and prohibiting sweat-shops.
In 1667 he supported the bill for prohibiting the importation of Irish cattle, on the ground that it would lead to a great fall of rents in England.