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§ 1. The several amounts hereinafter named, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated by the appropriations, are hereby appropriated from any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the several purposes specified, such appropriations to be immediately available and to be paid out on the order of the commissioner of farms and markets as provided in the farms and markets law, namely:

For the payment of indemnities on account of tuberculous bovine animals killed pursuant to condemnation or order made subsequent to January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and prior to March first,' nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, the sum of three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000). § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 23

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AN ACT to amend chapter seven hundred and sixty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled "An act authorizing the creation of a state debt, and making an appropriation for the acquisition of historic lands by the conservation commissioner, and creating a temporary advisory board "

Became a law February 3, 1927, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, 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 seven hundred and sixty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled "An act authorizing the creation of a state debt and making an appropriation for the acquisition of historic lands by the conservation commissioner, and creating a temporary advisory board," is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 3. A temporary advisory board on battlefields and historic sites is hereby created to consist of the conservation commissioner, the commissioner of education, three members of the senate to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate, three members of the assembly to be appointed by the speaker of the assembly, and three persons to be appointed by the governor. The term of such board shall be until the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. No member of such board shall receive any compensation for his services under this section, but shall be entitled to his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 24

AN ACT to amend section three of chapter thirty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act in relation to the public buildings and grounds belonging to Erie county and city of Buffalo," in relation to the use of the city and county hall located at Buffalo

Became a law February 3, 1927, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. Section three of chapter thirty-one of the laws of L. 1880, eighteen hundred and eighty, entitled "An act in relation to the ch; 31, public buildings and grounds belonging to Erie county and city amended. of Buffalo," is hereby amended to read as follows:

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§ 3. It shall be the duty of said trustees to determine and desig- Assignment nate by a certificate in writing, signed by them, what parts of said of parts of hall shall be assigned for the use of courts of record, whose terms courts, etc. are holden in said city, and the judges and officers thereof, and for the law library of the eighth judicial district, and what parts. thereof shall be assigned to the use of the county of Erie and city of Buffalo, respectively. The execution of such certificate shall be acknowledged or proved as deeds of real estate are required to be, to entitle the same to be recorded, and shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of said county, and the said trustees shall not permit said hall, or any part thereof, to be used for any purpose other than that of the public officers and courts, for whose use the same shall have been designated under the provisions of this act, 'except, Use by that said trustees, with the consent of the board of supervisors of county Erie county and upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed by bar assaid board of supervisors, may grant a license to the bar association of Erie county to occupy and use, until the same is needed for the public purposes aforesaid, any part of said hall adjacent to the law library of the eighth judicial district. Any license so granted shall be subject to revocation by the said trustees, upon the direction of said board of supervisors, upon ninety days' notice to said bar association.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 25

AN ACT to amend the state departments law and public officers law, in relation to seals, reports and rules

Became a law February 3, 1927, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter three hundred and forty- L. 1926, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, entitled "An ch, 343,

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act providing for the civil departments in the state government, pursuant to article five of the constitution, constituting chapter seventy-eight of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:1

§ 13. Seals. Each of the civil departments in the state government shall have an official seal. In addition to the divisions or bureaus required by law to have an official seal, any division or bureau of any department shall have such a seal, if so required by rules of the department. The official seal shall be used in the cases prescribed by law. Such rules also may prescribe other cases in which it shall or may be used. For the purposes of any provision of the law requiring the use of the official seal of the officer or body who or which is the head of a department, division or bureau, the seal of such department, division or bureau shall be deemed the official seal of such officer or body.

§ 2. Such chapter is hereby amended by inserting therein, in article one, two new sections, to be sections seventeen and eighteen, to read as follows:

§ 17. Reports by and to the department. Each department,' other than the executive department, shall make an annual report to the governor and legislature, and the executive department shall make such a report to the legislature, on or before the fifteenth day of February, for the preceding calendar year. It shall contain such information concerning the department and its several divisions, bureaus, offices, agencies and institutions, and their activities and affairs, and such recommendations, as the head of the department shall deem necessary or proper, and any matters required by express provision of law to be included in such report. A department also shall make such other and special reports as the governor or either house of the legislature may require. From time to time, the head of a department may require from any board, commission or other body in the department, not being the head thereof, or from any subordinate officer or employee, division or bureau of the department, or from any institution subject to the supervision of the department, or from any agency of the department, such reports or information as such head may deem necessary. Unless expressly authorized by the head of the department, there shall be hereafter no separate report, annual or otherwise, directly to the legislature or governor by any such board, commission, body, officer, division, bureau, institution or agency, except the state commission of correction, notwithstanding any existing provision of law authorizing or requiring such a report by an officer or body whose functions were assigned by this chapter to a department, or by such an institution.

18. Rules of the department. Rules of the department, within the meaning of that expression as used in any law, are rules adopted or approved by the head of the department.

§ 3. Section sixty of chapter fifty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to public officers,

1 Section materially amended.

constituting chapter forty-seven of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:1

§ 60. Official seals of court of appeals, governor and state departments, divisions and bureaus. The seal of the court of appeals, the privy seal of the governor and the official seal of each civil department of the state government shall be of metal with the device of the arms of the state surrounded with the inscription, State of New York, and the official designation of the court, official or department. The official seal, if any, of a division or bureau of a department shall have thereon the matter required for the official seal of the department and in addition thereto words or initials, or both, describing the division or bureau. The seal of such court, the privy seal of the governor, and the official seal of such a department shall be two and one-quarter inches in diameter. The official seal, if any, of such a division or bureau shall be one and three-quarters inches in diameter. Such seals shall be provided by the department of state. The seal of the court of appeals and privy seal of the governor heretofore provided by the secretary of state shall continue to be used by such court and officer until defective from wear or otherwise. Seals heretofore provided by the secretary of state for a state officer or body continued in office by the state departments law as head of such a department of the state government may be used as the official seal of such department until replaced by the department of state, by a seal conforming to the provisions of this section. Whenever any seal provided for in this section becomes defective from wear or otherwise, it shall be delivered to the department of state which shall cause it to be repaired and returned, or to be defaced with a suitable mark, or deposited with the ancient seals in the state library, and new seals, in the form prescribed by this section, to be provided for use instead.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 26

AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to the maintenance of monuments of the state boundary

Became a law February 3, 1927, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present,

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. Section eight of chapter fifty-nine of the laws of L 1909, nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to the 8 sovereignty, boundaries, survey, great seal and arms of the state, amended, congressional districts, senate districts, and apportionment of the members of assembly of this state, and the enumeration of the inhabitants of the state, constituting chapter fifty-seven of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:1

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§ 8. Maintenance of monuments. The superintendent of public works, in cooperation with persons duly authorized by the adjoining state, shall cause the monuments erected, or to be erected, as boundaries of the state, to be maintained, and cause suitable monu, ments to be set wherever such are now lacking at the points where such state boundary is intersected by the boundary of any towns or counties of this state, or by any highway. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 27

AN ACT to amend the village law, generally

Became a law February 3, 1927, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, by a three-fifths vote on message of necessity.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section forty-three of chapter sixty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws, as last amended by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-six,' is hereby amended to read as follows:2

§ 43. Village officers; mode of choosing; official years; terms of office. Every village shall have a president, not less than two trustees, a treasurer, and a clerk. Except as herein provided, every village shall also have a collector, but the board of trustees may abolish the office of collector by resolution and in such resolution determine that the taxes shall be collected by either the clerk or the treasurer. A village of the first or second class may also have a deputy clerk and a police justice, and any village may have a village engineer, a superintendent of public works, a village auditor, a street commissioner and such other officers as the board of trustees shall determine.

There shall be a board of health in each village, consisting of the board of trustees of such village. The president, trustees and police justice shall be elective officers. All other village officers shall be appointed by the board of trustees, except as otherwise provided herein.

An "official year" begins at noon on the first Monday in the month following the annual election and ends at noon on the same Monday in the next calendar year. The term of office of the treasurer, collector, clerk, street commissioner and inspectors of election shall be one official year; of the president and of each trustee elected for a full term, two official years, and of a police justice, four calendar years. The term of each village officer, except police justice, begins at noon on the first Monday in the month following the annual election. A full term of the police

1 Previously amended by L. 1915, ch. 323; L. 1925, ch. 295, Further amended by L. 1927, ch. 650, post.

2 Section materially amended.

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