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to apply to that portion of the East river which has, by law, been exclusively set apart for the
use of canal boats engaged in the transportation of freights in the Hudson river, coming to tide-water from the canals of the State.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
. AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and twenty-two of Roads and
bridges. the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled “An act to amend title one of chapter sixteen of the first part of the Revised Statutes, in regard to roads and bridges and the appointment of overseers of highways."
PASSED May 28, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. Section seven of chapter five hundred and twenty-two Amending of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled “ An act to Laws 1865. amend title one of chapter sixteen of the first part of the Revised Statutes, in regard to roads and bridges and the appointment of overseers of highways," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
$ 7. From and after the passage of this act the commissioner or Commiscommissioners of highways in each town of this State shall have the highways power, and it shall be their duty, within one week after such annual to appoint town meeting, by an instrument under their hand or hands, to be filed with the town clerk, to appoint as many overseers of highways in their respective towns as there are road districts therein, which overseer shall be a freeholder unless by petition as hereinafter provided, unless there are no freeholders in such district, to hold their office during one year; but, in making such appointment, it shall be the duty of such commissioner or commissioners to appoint such person, whether freeholder or not, in any such district, as may be suggested or nominated by a written petition, signed by residents of such district, representing three-fifths of the number of days' work assessed in such district for the next preceding year. And it shall be the duty of the town clerk to notify each overseer of his appointment, as now required by law in case of elections; and all provisions of law now applicable to overseers of highways heretofore elected under the provisions of the sections above amended shall apply to overseers of highways appointed under the provisions of this act.
82. This act shall take effect immediately. Ante, vol. 6, p. 496. See ch. 791, L. 1868, ante, vol. 7, p. 344.
CHAP 504. Supervis- AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and eighty-two of
the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “ An act to confer on boards of supervisors further powers of local legislation and administration, and to regulate the compensation of supervisors.”'
PASSED May 28, 1880 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: Amending SECTION 1. Sub-section twenty-seven of section one of chapter four ch482 Laws 1875. hundred and eighty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy
five, entitled “ Ăn act to confer on boards of supervisors further powers of local legislation and administration, and to regulate the compensa
tion of supervisors," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Appoint- 27. To designate, upon the application of any town, duly made by
the vote of its electors at an annual town meeting, the number of highway assessors of such town as their terms expire, not to exceed three; and commis.
the number of highway commissioners of such town, not to exceed
three; and the number of overseers of the poor of such town, not to the poor. exceed two; and when the number of assessors shall be reduced to
one to increase his compensation to an amount not exceeding three
ment of assessors,
sioners and overseers of
CHAP 508. Elections, AN ACT to amend chapter eight hundred and twenty-four right of suffrage. of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled
“An act to amend section nineteen of chapter five hundred
Passed May 28, 1880; three-fifths being present.
Assembly, do enact as follows : Amending SECTION 1. Section one of chapter eight hundred and twenty-four Laws 1873. of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “ Ăn act
to amend section nineteen of chapter five hundred and seventy of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled . An act to ascer. tain by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and counts of New York and the city of Brooklyn, and to repeal chapter five hundred and seventy-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one,
entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York,'” is hereby amended so as
? to read as follows:
$ 1. Section nineteen of chapter five hundred and seventy of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, entitled “An act to ascertain by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New York and the city of Brooklyn, and to repeal chapter five hundred and seventy-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York,'” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
$ 19. This act shall apply in all the incorporated cities in this State, What except New York and Brooklyn, and in all incorporated villages of towns exover seven thousand inhabitants as determined by the last census; cepted. but this act shall not affect any law in reference to the registration of voters in towns or villages abutting against cities.
$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Ante, vol. 9, p. 779
AN ACT to regulate voting by stock and bondholders of rail- Rallroad road corporations.
PASSED May 29, 1880. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. Before entering upon his duties each inspector of elec- Inspectors
of election tion at a meeting of the stockholders of any railroad company of this to be State for the purpose of electing directors thereof, or for any other sworn. purpose, shall take and subscribe, before some officer authorized to ad. minister oaths, an oath or affirmation that he will well and truly do and perform the duties of the oflice of an inspector at such election, according to the best of his ability, which oath or affirmation shall be immediately filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which such election shall be held, together with a certificate of the result of the vote taken at such meeting or election.
$ 2. It shall not be lawful for any person to vote, or to issue a proxy Proxies. to any other person or persons to vote at any meeting of stockholders or bondholders, or of stockholders and bondholders of any railroad corporation in this State for the election of directors, or for any other purpose, upon any stock or bonds where the certificates for said stock or the said bonds shall not be in the possession or under the control of the person on whose behalf the vote is to be given, and such last-mentioned person shall have ceased to retain the title to the stock represented by such certificates or the said bonds as owner in his own right, or in his capacity of executor, administrator, trustee, committee, guardian or otherwise, notwithstanding said stock or bonds may still stand in his name on the books of said corporation. No person hav- Stockholding the right to vote upon stock or bonds shall sell his vote or issue a ers proproxy to vote upon such stock or bonds to any person for any sum from of money, or any thing of value whatever. Any person offering to Sotelor
selling vote upon stock or bonds registered or standing in his name shall, if proxy. required by any inspector of election, take and subscribe the following
Form of oath.
oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that in voting at this election I have not, either directly or impliedly, received any promise or any sum of money, or any thing of value whatever, to in. fuerce the giving of my vote, or votes, at this election; and that I have not sold or otherwise disposed of my interest in or title to any shares or bonds in respect to which I offer to vote at this election, but that all such shares and bonds still remain in my possession or subject to my control.” And any person offering to vote as agent, attorney or proxy for any other person shall, if required by inspector of election, take and subscribe the following oath (or affirmation) :“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that the title to the stock or bonds upon which I now offer to vote is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, truly and in good faith vested in the persons in whose name they now stand, and that the said persons still retain control of the said shares and bonds, and that I have not, either directly or indirectly or impliedly, given any promise or any sum of money, or any thing of value whatever to in. duce the giving of authority to vote upon such stock or bonds to me." The inspectors at any such election are authorized to administer the aforesaid oath or aflirmation, and said oath and said proxies shall be filed in the office of said corporation. Any person who knowingly or willfully shall swear or affirm falsely in taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by this act shall be guilty of perjury: Any person violating any of the other provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprison. ment not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
False swearing, perjury.
AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and eighty-two of
the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled "An act to confer on boards of supervisors further powers of local legislation and administration, and to regulate the compensation of supervisors."
PASSED May 29, 1880; three-fiftlis being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : Amending SECTION 1. Chapter four hundred and eighty-two of the laws of Laws 1875. eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “An act to confer on
boards of supervisors further powers of local legislation and administration, and to regulate the compensation of supervisors," is hereby amended by adding thereto the following additional subdivisions to section one of said act:
REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Registra- 31. To provide for the registration, in the clerk's office in each town tiori of marriages, and village in the county, of every marriage, birth and death which deaths.
may occur in said town or village; such registration to be made upon the report, within three days of the event, of the attending clergyman, magistrate or physician. Such registration to be made in books of record, properly bound, lettered, paged, ruled, printed, indexed and
within limits of
prepared for the purpose, and furnished whenever necessary, and upon à written demand of the said clerk, by the board of supervisors to each town or village; the expense of which books shall be a proper county charge, to be paid for as a charge in the general expenses of the county. Such books shall be so ruled and printed that sufficient space
shall be had between the lines and columns of each page thereof, to clearly and fully record the date, name, residence, locality, giving the street and number if possible, age, and disease of each person dying ; and the name or names, color, age and nationality of every person married, and the date thereof; and the name or names of the parent or parents, together with the sex, color, date and place of birth of each child so born.
32. To provide by ordinance, rule, resolution or regulation for the Nonnon-removal of any dead body to any place without the limits of the and bringsaid county, or to prevent the bringing to or within the limits of said ing county of any dead body by any railroad or steamboat corporation, or by bodies any express company or common carrier, or by any other person or persons or corporations whatsoever; or the burial or interment of any county. dead body within the said county without a burial permit first being had and obtained ; such permit to be based upon a medical certificate of the cause of death, or upon a coroner's inquest, or, in case where no medical certificate can be obtained, and no coroner's inquest has been held or required by law, such permit may be granted upon affidavit, duly verified by some person or persons known to the office granting such permit, stating the circumstance, time and cause of death, as nearly as the same can be ascertained, and to be issued by the clerk or a justice of the peace or police justice of the town or village in which such death occurs, or where such burial or interment is to be made, and to be recorded by him. To provide books and blank forms of permits and of medical certificates, properly printed and ruled for use for such purposes as aforesaid, and to be furnished and paid for as is provided for the books required in the next preceding section hereto. Such books and such permits shall, in each case, contain the name of the person or corporation to whom such permit of removal or of burial is given. Any willful non-observance or disobedience Nonof any rules, ordinances, regulations or resolutions of said board of a misdesupervisors, made in accordance with the powers hereby granted, shall meanor. be deemed a misdemeanor, and be punishable as such.
33. To fix the amount and provide for the payment of the registra- Registration fees in all such cases as aforesaid, and to provide for obtaining copies of such records, and for the amount and payment of fees for such copies. Such copies duly attested by said town or village clerk shall be admitted in all the courts of this State as prima facie evidence of the facts therein set forth.
34. To establish a fire district in any unincorporated village in this Fire disState, and to authorize such district to procure a supply of water, and to purchase apparatus for the extinguishment of fires therein, upon the application of thirty residents and freeholders of the proposed district; and to provide for the assessment, levy and collection of the cost thereof upon such district, in the same manner, at the same time, and by the same officers as the taxes of the town in which such village is located are assessed, levied and collected.
35. To provide for and use all necessary means for the prevention Infectious of, and to prevent the spread of all infectious and contagious diseases, and.com and for the payment of all expenses necessarily incurred therefor.
8 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Ante, p. 162.