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CHAP. 20.

AN ACT to prevent ice gorges in the river St. Lawrence.

PASSED April 19, 1879 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlaw- Detaching ful for any person or persons to cut, loosen or detach from any bay, bridge forcreek, estuary, inlet or main or island shore of the river St. Lawrence bidden. within the jurisdiction of the State of New York, any field of ice or large body of ice, for the purpose or with the intent of using the same as a bridge between any island of said river and the main shore or between any islands of said river ; whereby the full, free and natural flow of the waters of said river shall be impeded, interfered with or threatened.

$ 2. Any person violating section one of this act shall be deemed guilty Penalty. of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be liable to a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, or imprisonment, or both in the discretion of the court.

§ 3. In the event of an ice gorge in any part of the river St. Law- Removing rence within the jurisdiction of the State of New York, either by a ice gorge. violation of the provisions of this act or from any other cause, it shall be lawful for any person injured thereby or liable to suffer injury therefrom, to remove said ice gorge as far as it may interfere with or impede the full, free and natural flow of the waters of said river, and any person or persons interfering with or preventing said removal or the necessary work thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be liable to a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars, or imprisonment, or both, in the discretion of the court.

§ 4. Nothing in this act contained shall prevent placing an ice Provisos. bridge from the south shore of Long Sault island to the American shore, across the south channel of the river St. Lawrence, provided said bridge shall not cause floating ice or anchor ice to jam or gorge at or above the point where it may be placed, and shall not otherwise interfere with the full, free and natural flow of the waters of said river St. Lawrence. In case such bridge shall cause the ice to gorge or jam, or shall interfere with the full, free and natural flow of the water of said river St. Lawrence, it shall be the duty of the person or persons placing it to remove the same on the application of any party injured or liable to be injured ; and in case of refusal, said bridge may be removed according to the foregoing provisions of this act, and the charge and expense of such removal shall be borne by the party responsible for the placing of such ice bridge, and may be sued for and recovered in any court of this State. Providing nothing in this act contained shall be deemed or construed as in any way exempting par ties constructing ice bridges in the river St. Lawrence from their common law liability.

85. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 05.

New York. AN ACT in relation to arrears of taxes in the city of New

York, and to provide for the reissuing of revenue bonds in anticipation of such taxes.

PASSED April 19, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and As

sembly, do enact as follows : Payment

SECTION 1. At any time within one year after the passage of this of firears act, any person may pay to the comptroller of the city of New York

the amount of any tax upon real property belonging to such person heretofore laid or imposed and now remaining unpaid, together with interest at eight per cent per annum, to be calculated from the time that such tax was imposed to the time of such payment, and the comptroller shall make and deliver to the person so making such payment & receipt therefor, and shall forth with cancel the record of any such tax. Upon such payment such tax shall cease to be a lien upon the property and shall be deemed fully paid, satisfied and discharged, and there shall be no right to any further interest or penalty by reason of such tax not having been paid within the time heretofore required by law, or by reason of any statute passed requiring the payment heretofore of any penalty or interest over eight per cent upon any unpaid tax.

§ 2. Any revenue bonds heretofore issued in anticipation of the taxes in the first section specified, which may fall due and become payable before said taxes are collected, may be reissued by the comptroller of said city, in whole or in part for such period as he may determine, not exceeding one year.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Reissue of bonds.

ments.

CHAP 208. Apportion. AN ACT to organize the senate districts and for the appor

tionment of the members of assembly of this State. Passes April 23, 1879; without the approval of the Governor, pursuant to pro vision of section nine of article four of the Constitution.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and As

sembly, do enact as follows: Senate

SECTION 1. The senate districts of this State, from and after the districts. passage of this act, shall consist as follows:

First. The first senate district shall consist of the counties of Queens and Suffolk.

Second. The second senate district shall consist of the first, second, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth and twenty-second wards of the city of Brooklyn, and the towns of Flatbush, Gravesend and New Utrecht, county of Kings.

Third. The third senate district shall consist of the third, fourth, seventh, eleventh, thirteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first and twenty-third wards of the city of Brooklyu.

Fourth. The fourth senate district shall consist of the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth wards of the city of Brooklyn, and the towns of New Lots and Flatla: ds.

Fifth. The fifth senate district shall consist of the county of Richmond and the present first, second, third, fifth, sixth, eighth and fourteenth wards of the city of New York, all that portion of the fourth ward of said city that lies within Roosevelt street, Chatham street, Park row, Spruce street, Gold street, Ferry street, Peck slip and East river, all that portion of the ninth ward of said city that lies within Housten street, Hancock street, Bleecker street, Leroy street and North river, Governor's Island, Bedloe's Island and Ellis Island.

Sixth. The sixth senate district shall consist of the seventh, eleventh and thirteenth wards of the city of New York, and all that portion of the fourth ward of said city that lies within Catherine street, "Chatham street, Roosevelt street and East river.

Seventh. The seventh senate district shall consist of the tenth and seventeenth wards of the city of New York, all that portion of the fifteenth ward of said city that lies east of Broadway and all that portion of the eighteenth and twenty-first wards of said city that lies within Fourteenth street, Thirtieth street, Third avenue and Broadway.

Eighth. The eighth senate district shall consist of the sixteenth ward of the city of New York, all that portion of the ninth ward of said city that lies within Leroy street, Bleecker street, Carmine street, Sixth avenue, Fourteenth street and North river, all that portion of the fifteenth ward of said city that lies west of Broadway, all that portion of the eighteenth and twenty-first wards of said city that lies within Fourteenth street, Thirtieth street, Broadway and Sixth avenue, and all that portion of the twentieth ward of said city that lies within Twenty-sixth street, Thirtieth street, Sixth avenue and North river.

Ninth. The ninth senate district shall consist of all that portion of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twenty-first wards of the city of New York that lies east of Third avenue and Blackwell's Island.

Tenth. The tenth senate district shall consist of all that portion of the twentieth and twenty-first wards of the city of New York, that lies within Thirtieth street, Fortieth street Third avenue and Eighth avenue, all that portion of the nineteeth ward of said city that lies west of Third avenue, and a'! that portion of the twelfth and twenty-second wards that lies east of Eighth avenue, Ward's and Randall's Islands.

Eleventh. The eleventh senate district shall consist of the twentythird and twenty-fourth wards of the city of New York, and all that portion of the twelfth, twentieth and twenty-second wards of said city that lies within Thirtieth street, Spuyten Duyvel creek, Eighth avenue and Hudson river.

Twelfth. The twelfth senate district shall consist of the counties of Westchester and Rockland.

Thirteenth. The thirteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Orange and Sullivan.

Fourteenth. The fourteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Ulster, Schoharie and Green.

Fifteenth. The fifteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.

Sixteenth. The sixteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Rensselaer and Washington.

Seventeenth. The seventeenth senate district shall consist of the county of Albany.

Eighteenth. The eighteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Schenectady.

Nineteenth. The nineteenth senate district shall consist of the counties of Clinton, Essex and Warren.

Twentieth. The twentieth senate district shall consist of the counties of St. Lawrence, Franklin and Lewis.

Twenty-first. The twenty-first senate district shall consist of the counties of Oswego and Jefferson.

Twenty-second. The twenty-second senate district shall consist of the county of Oneida.

Twenty-third. The twenty-third senate district shall consist of the counties of Madison, Otsego and Herkimer.

Twenty-fourth. The twenty-fourth senate district shall consist of the counties of Delaware, Chenango and Broome.

Twenty-fifth. The twenty-fifth senate district shall consist of the counties of 'Onondaga and Cortland.

Twenty-sixth. The twenty-sixth senate district shall consist of the counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga.

Twenty-seventh. The twenty-seventh senate district shall consist of the counties of Chemung, Steuben and Allegany.

Twenty-eighth. The twenty-eighth senate district shall consist of the counties of Wayne, Ontario, Schuyler and Yates.

Twenty-ninth. The twenty-ninth senate district shall consist of the counties of Monroe and Orleans.

Thirtieth. The thirtieth senate district shall consist of the counties of Wyoming, Genesee, Livingston and Niagara.

Thirty-first. The thirty-first senate district shall consist of the county of Erie.

Thirty-second. The thirty-second senate district shall consist of the counties of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua.

8 2. The number of members of assembly of this State hereafter to be chosen in the several counties thereof shall be as follows:

In the county of Albany, four.
In the county of Allegany, one.
In the county of Broome, one.
In the county of Cattaraugus, two.
In the county of Cayuga, two.
In the county of Chautauqua, two.
In the county of Chemung, one.
In the county of Chepango, one.
In the county of Clinton, one.
In the county of Columbia, one.
In the county of Cortland, one.
In the county of Delaware, one.
In the county of Dutchess, two.
In the county of Erie, five.
In the county of Essex, one.
In the county of Franklin, one.
In the counties of Fulton and Hamilton, one.
In the county of Genesee, one.
In the county of Greene, one.
In the county of Herkimer, one.

Members of assembly.

In the county of Jefferson, two.
In the county of Kings, twelve.
In the connty of Lewis, one.
In the county of Livingston, one.
In the county of Madison, one.
In the county of Monroe, three.
In the county of Montgomery, one.
In the county of New York, twenty-four.
In the county of Niagara, two.
In the county of Oneida, three.
In the county of Onondaga, three.
In the county of Ontario, one.
In the county of Orange, two.
In the county of Orleans, one.
In the county of Oswego, two.
In the county of Otsego, two.
In the county of Putnam one.
In the county of Queens, two.
In the county of Rensselaer, three.
In the county of Richmond, one.
In the county of Rockland, one.
In the county of St. Lawrence, three.
In the county of Saratoga, two.
In the county of Schenectady, one.
In the county of Schoharie, one.
In the county of Schuyler, one.
In the county of Seneca, one.
In the county of Steuben, two.
In the county of Suffolk, one.
In the county of Sullivan, one.
In the county of Tioga, one.
In the county of Tompkins, one.
In the county of Ulster, three.
In the county of Warren, one.
In the county of Washington, two.
In the county of Wayne, two.
In the county of Westchester, three.
In the county of Wyoming, one.
In the county of Yates, one.

§ 3. The supervisors of each of the aforesaid counties, which are, Supervisby the provisions of this act, entitled to more than one member of ors to di. assembly except in the city and county of New York, and in said city ties into and county, the board of aldermen of said city, shall meet on the districts? third Tuesday of June next, at the place where their meetings were last held ; they shall organize by appointing one of their number as chairman and another as secretary, and shall proceed to divide their respective counties into so many assembly districts as they are entitled respectively to members of assembly under this act, and shall thereupon make their certificates respectively, containing a description of each assembly district, specifying the number of each district, and the population thereof according to the last State census. Said certificate shall be signed by a majority of such supervisors respectively, except in the city and county of New York, and in said city and county by a majority of the board of aldermen of said city, and they shall cause duplicate certificates to be filed in the office of the secretary of State and the office of the clerk of their respective counties.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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