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CHAP. 14.

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AN ACT to enable the town of Watervliet to pay for the

support and maintenance of certain of its poor in hospitals in the city of Albany, and to provide means therefor.

Passed March 24, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. At the annual meeting of the board of town auditors of Hospitals the town of Watervliet to be held on the Tuesday next preceding the may prea annual town-meeting of the said town, to be held in the year eighteen for care, hundred and eighty-two, it shall be lawful for the “ Albany Hospital,” pace pers the Childs Hospital, the Albany City Homeopathic Hospital, Albany Guardian Society and St. Peters Hospital, to present to the said board the bills for the care, treatment and support of paupers received by theni in pursuance of the directions of the authorities of the said town, between the first day of January eighteen hundred and sereuty-nine, and the first day of January eighteen hundred and eighty-one which were presented to and disallowed by the said board of town auditors at the meeting held by it in the fall of eighteen hundred and eightyone. The said board shall investigate and examine the said bills, and Board to andit and allow the same or such portions thereof as it may deem just investigate and proper, as other town charges are by it audited and allowed.

§ 2. At the annual town-meeting of the said town to be held in the Report to spring of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, the said board shall town

meeting. make a report stating which if any of the said bills have been allowed, and the amount or amounts allowed thereon. The electors of the said Vote on town shall at the said meeting determine by ballot whether or not payoniset the said bills shall be paid by the said town. The vote given on the said question shall be entered by the town clerk in the minutes of the meeting, and he shall deliver a copy thereof to the supervisor of the said town.

S 3. In case the electors shall determine that the said bills be paid, In case of it shall be the duty of the commissioners of excise of the said town vote for to pay to the supervisor of the said town, all moneys received or commiscollected by them prior to the first day November, eighteen hundred excise tot and eighty-two. The said supervisor shall lay before the board of super- pay, over visors at their next annual meeting the copy of the vote delivered to him by the town clerk, and a statement showing the amount re- or to received by him from the commissioners of excise, and the difference board or between the amount of the bills to be paid and the amount re- supervisceived by the supervisor, shall be by the said board of supervisors levied and assessed upon the said town, in the same manner as the moneys raised for the support of the poor of the said town are levied and assessed ; the moneys when collected shall be paid over to the supervisor, who shall pay from the moneys so receved and held by him the amount of the said bills.

§ 4. This act shall shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to extend the time for the payment and collection of taxes in the several towns of the counties of Essex, Richmond, Oswego, Fulton and Hamilton, and in the town of North Dansville, in the county of Livingston, and the town of Greenwood, in Steuben county, New York.

PASSED March 29, 1882; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. If the collector of taxes in any of the towns of the ment of

counties of Essex, Richmond, Oswego, Fulton and Hamilton, and in collected the town of North Dansville, in the county of Livingston, and the newal of of Greenwood, in Steuben county, in this state, shall pay over all

moneys collected by him and shall renew his bond as herein provided, the time for the collection of taxes and for the making return thereof by him shall be and the same is hereby extended to the first day of May, eighteen hundred and eighty two. Such bond shall be received* with such sureties as shall be approved by the supervisors of said towns, or in case of his absence or inability, by the town clerk thereof. The penalty thereof shall in any case be double the amount of taxes remaining uncollected and unpaid. The bond shall be approved in writing and be filed in the same manner as the original is required by law to be filed and shall have the same effect as a collector's bond. A copy of the bond and the approval thereof shall be within fifteen days after

the passage of this act delivered to the county treasurer of the county. State tax 82. Nothing in this act contained shall be held or taken as permitwithhela ting the county treasurer of the said county to withold or delay payment

of taxes to the State treasurer as now required by law.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately,

bond time to be ex tended.

CHAP, 41.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and seventy-seven

of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled “An act to amend chapter eight hundred and niñety, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled 'An act to lay out Washington square, at Stapleton, in the town of Middletown, county of Richmond, and to provide the means therefor,' and to provide for keeping said Wasnington square in order, and for the redemption and payment of the bonds issued in pursuance of said act, and called Washington square bonds of Richmond county.

PASSED March 29, 1882; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-sis, entitled “An act to amend chapter eight hundred and ninety, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled 'An act to lay out Washington square at Stapleton in the town of Middletown, county of Richmond, and to provide the means therefor,' and to provide for keeping said Washington square in order, and for the redemption and payment of the bonds issued in pursuance of said act, and called Washington square bonds of Richmond county,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

* So in the original.

83. Said act is hereby further annended by adding thereto the following section as section nine :

$ 9. In the event of the decease, resignation or removal from the When county of Richmond of a majority of the commissioners, such surviv- remaining ing or remaining commissioner shall apply to the county judge of sioner to Richmond county for the appointment of another commissioner, giv- appointing ten days' notice in writing of the time and place of such applica- menthof. tion to the trustees of the village of Edgewater, by serving such written notice on the president or clerk of said village, and at such time and place said county judge shall hear the said surviving or remaining commissioner on said application, and the said trustees of said village, if they shall appear and desire to be heard thereon, and the county judge of Richmond county shall thereupon appoint some proper person, a resident of said village, as such other commissioner by an order in writing under his hand, which shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county of Richmond, but said county judge shall pot appoint any person as such commissioner who shall be objected to both by said surviving or remaining commissioner and by said trustees of said village. Such commissioner 80 appointed by said county judge shall have and possess all the powers and perform all the duties conferred or imposed upon the several commissioners named in this act.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 42.

AN ACT to abolish the office of railroad commissioner in and

for the towns of Worcester and Westford, in the county of Otsego, and to confer the powers and duties of said commissioners upon the supervisors of said towns. .

PASSED March 29, 1982 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The office of railroad commissioner in and for the towns of Worcester and Westford, in the county of Otsego, is hereby abolished.

8 2. The powers and duties heretofore vested by law in said commissioners are hereby conferred upon and vested in the supervisors of said towns.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 48.

AN ACT to enable the trustees of the village of Clyde, New

York, to raise moneys by tax during the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two, to defray the general expenses of said village and to pay existing indebtedness.

PASSED March 29, 1882 ; three-fifths being present, The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Justices

SECTION 1. The trustees of the village of Clyde, New York, are may raise hereby authorized and empowered to raise by tax, during the year addition to eighteen hundred and eighty-two, the sum of one thousand dollars in allowed by

addition to the sum now allowed by law to be raised in said village, for the purpose of paying indebtedness now outstanding and to defray the current expenses of said village, said sum to be levied and collected upon the taxable property of said village, and the same to be included in the amount to be raised in the annual tax-roll levied and collected in said village, and collected at the same time therewith.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend the charter of the United States Life Insurance Company in the city of New York.

PASSED March 31, 1882 ; three-fiftlis being present, The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, ilo enact as follows : When

SECTION 1. Whenever the aggregate of the guarantee capital and issue of

scrip certificates of the United States Life Insurance Company in the scrip to

city of New York shall amount to the sum of four hundred and forty thonsand dollars, the further issue of scrip shall cease, and the board

of directors of said company shall call in all scrip certificates for the Notice of purposes hereinafter stated. Written or printed notice of such call call to be shall be served upon each holder of said scrip by mailing the same, served

addressed to the holder thereof, at his last known place of business or residence and prepaying the postage thereon. Proof by affidavit of such service, by mailing and prepaying of postage, shall be sufficient evidence thereof in any court or proceeding. Interest on said scrip

certificates shall cease three months after service of such notice, or Surrender „pon previous surrender of the scrip. Said scrip certificates may be of scrip

surrendered by the respective holders thereof at the company's princertifcates. cipal office in the city of New York, and upon such surrender the

said certificates shall be canceled and certificates of guarantee capital shall be issued in lieu thereof, and it shall be allowable to issue certi

ficates for fractional shares of guarantee capital in exchange for scrip Amount of certificates for like amounts; whereupon the guarantee capital shall guarantee consist of said amount of four hundred and forty thousand dollars, capital.

and the holders of said guarantee capital may be allowed interest as now provided for in the fourth section of article six of the charter of said company, but shall not be entitled to, nor receive any other or additional rate of interest, nor to any pro rata or other share in the net profits, surplus or dividends of said company; but thereafter the entire net profits and divisible surplus shall be ascertained by the board of directors in accordance with the contracts between the said company and its policy-holders respectively; and annually or once in two or more years thereafter, the snms which may be set apart by the said board from such net profits or divisible surplus for such purposes shall, in the manner provided in said charter, as hereby amended be apportioned among the policy-holders entitled to participate therein, according to their respective classes and the terms of their respective, contracts.

$ 2. All parts, terms and provisions of said charter not in accord Certain with the provisions of this act hereby cease to such extent to be opera- pr charter tive or be in force, and said charter is hereby amended according to to cease. the provisions of this act.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to enforce collection of the taxes levied in the

county of Chenango.

Passep March 31, 1892; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall not be the duty of the county treasurer of the Treasurer county of Chenango to transmit to the comptroller any amount of un- prototor paid taxes assessed upon corporations, or upon lands of non-residents, or upaid

taxes. of unknown owners in said county, or any treasurer's or collector's affidavit in relation thereto. Nor shall the comptroller credit the said Comptrolcounty treasurer with any unpaid taxes on lands or corporations, ler not to whether assessed to residents or as non-resident land, but the whole amount of any state tax unpaid on property in the said county shall be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the state, on or before the first day of May after the same shall have been assessed upon the real and personal estate of said county.

$2. If there are not sufficient funds then in the county treasury, Temporary anappropriated, to pay such state tax, the county treasurer shall make loans. provision for the payment of the same by temporary loans upon the credit of the county, and charge the same to the towns in such amounts as they may respectively be deficient.

$ 3. The county treasurer shall examine the accounts of arrears of what taxes taxes received from the collectors of the several towns, and shall reject jecheck, etc. all taxes on lands that shall be imperfectly described, and all taxes so erronously assessed in form or in substance that the collection of the same cannot be enforced ; and shall, within twenty days, deliver a transcript thereof to the supervisors of the several towns in which the property so rejected shall be located, and said supervisor shall, within thirty days thereafter, cause a correct description of the lands so imperfectly described to be made and returned to said treasurer. The amount of taxes, fees and interest thereon, as herein provided, upon any lands rejected by the treasurer and returned to the respective

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