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1876, ch.

CHAP 465.
AN ACT to require the payment of certain premiums to the

fire departments of cities and incorporated villages, by fire
insurance companies not organized under the laws of the
State of New York, but doing business therein.

PASSED May 28, 1875. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Agents of SECTION 1. There shall be paid to the treasurer of the fire departnon-resident com

ment of every city or incorporated village of this State, for the use panies to and benefit of such fire department, and when no treasurer of a fire dollars on department exists, then to the treasurer of such city or village, who,

for the purposes of this act, shall have the same powers as the treas. fire depart- urers of fire departments, on the first day of February in each year, by Amended every person who shall act as agent for or on behalf of any individual

or association of individuals, not incorporated by or under the lawş of 359, post.

this State, to effect insurance against loss or injury by fire upon property in this State, although such individual or association may be incorporated for that purpose by any other State or country, the sum of two dollars upon the hundred dollars, and at that rate upon the amount of all premiums which during the year or part of a year, ending on the last preceding first day of September, shall have been received by such agent or person, or received by any other person for him, or shall have been agreed to be paid for any insurance effected or agreed to be effected, or promised by him as such agent or otherwise, to be effected against loss or injury by fire upon property, situate

within the corporate limits of such city or village. Agents to § 2. No person shall, as agent or otherwise for any individual, indigive

viduals or association, effect or agree to effect any insurance upon any Amended property situate in any city or incorporated village of this State, upon 1876, ch. 359, post. which the above duty is required to be paid, or as agent or otherwise

procure such insurance to be effected until he shall have executed and delivered to the treasurer of the fire department of the city or village in which the property insured is situated, or if no treasurer of a fire department exists then to the treasurer of such city or village, a bond to such fire department in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, with such sureties as such treasurer shall approve, with a condition that he will annually render to said treasurer on the first day of February in each year, a just and true account verified by his oath that the same is true of all premiums which, during the year ending on the first day of September preceding such report, shall have been received by him or by any other person for him, or agreed to be paid for any insurance against loss or injury by fire upon property situate in such city or village, which shall have been effected or procured by him, to be effected for any individual, individuals or association not incorporated by the laws of this State as aforesaid, and that he will annually on the first day of February in each year pay to said treasurer two dollars upon every hundred dollars, and at that rate upon the amount of such

premiums. Penalty. Amended

§ 3. Every person who shall effect, agree to effect, promise or pro

cure any insurance specified in the preceding sections of this act with138, post. out having executed and delivered the bond required by the preceding

bonds.

1878, ch.

191 Amended

section shall, for each offense, forfeit two hundred dollars for the use and benefit of the fire department of such city or village, such pen- 18.9, ch. alty of two hundred dollars shall be collected by and in the name of 153. the fire department of the city or village in which the property insured or agreed to be insured is situate.

$ 4. None of the provisions of this act shall apply to the city of New Not to York.

apply to

New $ 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of York.

Amended this act are hereby repealed.

1876, ch. 86. This act shall take effect immediately.

359, post.

CHAP. 472.
AN ACT to repeal chapter nine hundred and sixty-nine

the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An
act in relation to inspection of steam boilers in the State of
New York, except in the metropolitan police district.”

PASSED May 28, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter nine hundred and sixty-nine of the laws of Repealing eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act in relation to the inspection of steam boilers in the State of New York, except in the 7 Edm.238. metropolitan police district,” is hereby repealed.

Laws 1861, ch. 969,

CHAP 474.
AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and fifty-five of the

laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled “An act
to amend an act entitled 'An act to reduce the number of
town officers, and town and county expenses, and to pre-
vent abuses in auditing town and county accounts,'
passed May tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

PASSED May 28, 1875; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Section sixteen of chapter four hundred and fifty-five of

Amending the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled "An act to amend ch. 455, an act entitled, 'An act to reduce the number of town officers and 3 Edm. 311. town and county expenses, and to prevent abuses in auditing town and county accounts,' passed May tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-five," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

16. Town collectors shall be entitled to collect five per cent fees for Town colall unpaid taxes under the thirtieth section of the act hereby amended, and whenever any such collector shall make return to the county treasurer for any unpaid taxes, he shall add to the several sums so returned by him, five per cent, which shall go to the credit of the county, and be collected with said unpaid taxes; and such collector

shall be entitled to receive from the county treasury, and be paid by the treasurer, two per cent as fees for all taxes so returned by him. The town collectors from the county of Kings, in addition to the percentage and interest authorized by sections five and six of chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-one, shall add the amount of their fees which shall go to the credit of the respective towns.

$ 2. The provisions of section sixteen of said act, as amended under section one, are hereby made applicable to the county of Kings, and section twenty-six of said act is repealed in so far as it may conflict with such application.

§ 3. All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

supervisors.

CHAP 48. Boards of AN ACT to confer on boards of supervisors further powers

of local legislation and administration, and to regulate the compensation of supervisors.

PASSED June 5, 1875, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Further SECTION 1. Further powers of local legislation and administration

are hereby conferred on the boards of supervisors in the several counties of this State, except in cities whose boundaries are the same as

those of the county, to make and administer, within their respective Hun, 405. counties, laws and regulations as follows:

powers. Amended 1878, ch. 285, post, 68 N. Y. 259, 10

Real estate for courthouse, offices, jails, etc.

COUNTY BUILDINGS. 1. To purchase or otherwise acquire, for the use of the county, real estate for sites for court-houses, county clerks' offices and other buildings for county offices, and for jails and such other places of confinement as may be authorized or required by law for the safe-keeping and employment at hard labor of offenders, and for the detention of witnesses, and of women and children held for trial for offenses where the punishment prescribed is imprisonment for a term less than five years ; and, also, for establishments for the care of pauper idiots, paupers incurably insane, and other indigent persons for whose support the county shall be liable; to erect, alter, improve, purchase and receive by

gift, buildings for any of such purposes, and to make such expendiTo borrow tures on account of such sites and buildings as may be necessary; to money. borrow money on the county bonds, or other county obligations, for a

period not exceeding fifteen years, to be paid in annual installments, Limitation for the purposes specified in this subdivision; but in all cases where a bodiesue of proposed issue of county bonds shall, with the amount of bonds issued

under any previous authority and still outstanding, exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, no additional issue shall be authorized except in the counties of Albany, Erie and Kings, unless by the assent of a majority of all the electors of the county voting on the question at any annual election. And subject to the conditions in this act specified, to change the location of county buildings, and to sell or apply to other To change county uses the old sites and buildings in cases where the location may be so changed, and if sold, to apply the proceeds toward the payment of obligations incurred for new sites and buildings. And in the case of a change in the location of a county court-house, to make such regulations in respect to the holding of the terms of courts as shall be necessary by reason of such change. But in any case where a special Special law shall have been passed, prior to the passage of this act, providing for the purchase or sale of any site, or the location, erection, purchase or sale of any county building, or for the care and management thereof, no action shall be had by any board of supervisors, which shall interfere with the full execution of such special law.

.aw.

SALARIES OF COUNTY OFFICERS. 2. To fix, subject to the limitations of section fifteen, article six, of To fix the Constitution, the salaries and per diem allowance of county officers salaries of whose compensation may be a county charge, and which shall not be officers. changed during the term of office of such officers respectively, and to prescribe the mode of appointment, and fix the number, grades and pay of the deputies, clerks and subordinate employees in such offices.

streams.

BRIDGES. 3. To authorize the location, change of location, and construction Powers as of any bridge (except on the Hudson river, below Waterford, and on to bridges. the East river, or over the waters forming the boundaries of the State), which shall be applied for by any town or towns jointly, or by any corporation formed pursuant to the general laws of the State, or by any corporation or individual for private purposes; and in the case of a public bridge erected by a corporation, to establish the rates of toll to be collected for crossing such bridge. But in every case where Draws in any such bridge is to cross a navigable stream or water, full provision over navishall be made in the resolution or permission authorizing the same gable for the erection and maintenance of a suitable draw to prevent any impeding of the navigation of such stream or water, and in the case of a private bridge, provision shall be made that the draw shall be kept open as may be required to permit all vessels to pass without loss of headway. Where any bridge shall be on a stream or water forming Bridge on at the point of crossing the dividing line of counties, the action of the board of supervisors of each county shall be necessary to give the two counjurisdiction permitted by this subdivision.

4. To apportion, as such board may deem equitable, the expense of Apporthe construction of any public bridge (except in the cases specified in tipement the last preceding subdivision) over a stream or other water forming of bridge the boundary line of counties, between the towns at such point, and counties. in all cases such counties shall each pay not less than one-sixth of the Amended expense of such bridge, and where the board of supervisors shall deem 231, 1878,ch. that the construction of such bridge is a general benefit to the county,

77, post. and that the payment of two-thirds of the expense by the towns liable, would be unjust to such towns, to determine the additional proportion, and what proportion, of such expense to be borne by the counties; and to authorize any town, on the vote of a majority of the electors voting at any annual town meeting, or regularly called special town meeting, to appropriate such a sum (to be raised as other bridge moneys are raised) to aid in the construction and maintenance of any bridge outside the boundaries of the town or county, but forming a

streams between

.

Care and reparation of bridges

1876, ch.

ch.364,

and 1880,

continuation of highways leading from such town or county, and deemed necessary for th public convenience.

5. To provide for the care, preservation and reparation of any draw or other bridge (except in the cases specified in the last two preceding sub

divisions), crossing a stream which forms at the point of crossing the counties. dividing line of counties, and the maintenance of which bridge is by Amended law a joint charge on such counties, or on the towns in which such 257, post, p.

bridge may be situated; and to severally apportion the charges for such

care, preservation and reparation on the towns respectively liable post, p.

therefor, or on the respective counties when liable.

6. To authorize any town or towns liable for the erection, care, post, p.

repair and maintenance in whole or in part of any bridge (except in ize towns the cases specified in the last three preceding subdivisions), to borrow to borrow such sums of money in the manner provided in subdivision twentybridges. nine of this section, as may be necessary for the purposes of such Amended erection, care, repair and maintenance, and to pay any existing debt 257, post. incurred in good faith by, or in behalf of, such town or towns for such

purpose before the passage of this act. But no authority shall be exercised under this subdivision, except upon the application of the town or towns liable to be taxed for such purpose, to be made by vote of a majority of the electors thereof voting, at a regular town meeting, or at a special town meeting called for the purpose, or upon the application of the supervisor, by and with the consent of the commissioner of highways, town clerk and justices of the peace of such town or towns respectively. If any town, at a regular town meeting held between the first day of February, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and the

passage of this act shall have elected commissioners for the purpose of building a bridge and providing money to pay for the same by the issuing of bonds or otherwise, such bonds, not exceeding the amount authorized at such town meeting, are hereby authorized and declared valid ; but said bonds shall not be sold or otherwise disposed of for less than par. And the board of supervisors shall levy a tax on such town for the payment of such indebtedness at such times and in such amounts as may be necessary to meet the obligations incurred by said commissioners in pursuance of instructions given by such town at the time of electing said commissioners.

etc., 68 N. Y. 259.

HIGHWAYS. To author

7. To authorize any town or towns, when application shall be made ize towns therefor by a vote of the majority of the electors voting on the questo purchase tion at any annual or duly called special town meeting, to purchase, plank- and any company owning the same, to sell, the whole or any part of roads, turnpikes, any plank, macadamized or turnpiké road, or any toll bridge in such

town or towns, or the franchises thereof, for free public use, and to determine the proportion of expense proper to be borne by each town, where ther all be more than one town applying, for this purpose.

8. To authorize the consolidation, in any town, of two or more of

the established road districts therein, and to constitute the territory of Amended

any incorporated village which is not now an independent road district, 258, post.

into a separate road district; and to provide for the election or appointment of overseers of highways, or superintendent of streets in such districts, and prescribe the manner in which the highway labor assessed and highway taxes collected in such consolidated or separate districts shall be expended and accounted for.

Road districts.

1876, ch.

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