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liable, may be registered by the owners thereof in the comptroller's of- may be fice in said city; and shall be transferable at the pleasure of the holder, either in person or by attorney, only upon the books of the corporation at said office; such registry and transfer to be indorsed thereon by the stock clerk. The interest on such bonds when so reg- Interest istered shall, as the same becomes due and payable, be paid in like man manner as upon other registered stock and bonds of the city and her as county of New York; and whenever any such bonds have coupons New York attached, the comptroller of the city of New York shall, upon regis- city. tration thereof, have authority to detach all coupons therefrom and shall thereupon indorse the fact of such registration with a reference to this act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 202.

AN ACT in relation to the deposit of stocks in the bank Bank de

department.

PASSED May 8, 1880; 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. Every bank, banking association and individual banker, Bank," not having given notice of intention to close the business of banking, bankers is hereby required to keep on deposit in the bank department, in ad- ing associ dition to the deposit now required to secure the circulating notes of ations resaid bank, stocks of this State, or of the United States bearing inter- addition est, to the amount of one thousand dollars, and the same shall be held to deposit by the superintendent of the bank department as a pledge of good quired to faith, and guaranty of compliance with the banking laws of this State, stock as on the part of such bank, banking association or individual banker, evidence and the proceeds of such stock or the interest thereof, or so much faith in thereof as may be necessary, may be applied by the superintendent to ing busithe payment of any penalty incurred by, or the assessment imposed ness. upon, the banking association or individual banker for whom such deposit is held. The superintendent of the banking department may, in his discretion, maintain an action in his name of office against any bank, banking association or individual banker for the recovery of any penalty incurred by, or lawful assessment imposed on any bank, banking association or individual banker.

2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 204.

Villages, AN ACT to amend chapter seventy-five of the laws of eigh

cities and

towns, bonded in

debted

ness.

Amending

teen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled "An act in relation to the bonded indebtedness of villages, cities, towns. and counties."

PASSED May 8, 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 six of chapter seventy-five of the laws of eighch.75, Laws teen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled "An act in relation to the bonded indebtedness of villages, cities, towns and counties," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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§ 6. The city and county of New York, the city of Brooklyn, and Brooklyn the county of Niagara, except the town of Niagara, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act.

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Niagara exempt.

Malicious annoyance

Sending of anonymous letter a misdemeanor

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§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 209.

AN ACT to prevent malicious annoyance.

PASSED May 8, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Every person who shall knowingly send or deliver, or shall make, and for the purpose of being delivered or sent, shall part with the possession of, any letter, postal card or writing, with or without a name subscribed thereto, or signed with a fictitious name, or with any letter, mark or other designation, with intent thereby to cause annoyance to any person, or with a view or intent to extort or gain any money or property of any description belonging to another, shall, upon conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail or penitentiary not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 210.

AN ACT to provide for the dissolution of union free school districts in certain cases.

PASSED May 8, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. In any union free school district established under the laws of this State, it shall be the duty of the board of education, upon

the application of fifteen resident tax payers of such district, to call a schools on special meeting in the manner prescribed by law, for the purpose petition of of resident determining whether application shall be made in the manner herein- taxpayers. after provided, for the dissolution of such union free school district, and for its reorganization as a common school district or districts.

§ 2. Whenever, at any such meeting called and held as aforesaid, it shall be determined by a majority vote of the legal voters present and voting, to be ascertained by taking and recording the ayes and noes, not to dissolve such union free school district, no other meeting for a similar purpose shall be held in said district within three years from the time the first meeting was held, and whenever, at any such meeting called and held as aforesaid, it shall be determined by a two-thirds vote of the legal voters present and voting, to be ascertained by taking and recording the ayes and noes, to dissolve such union free school district, it shall be the duty of the board of education to present to the clerk of the board of supervisors a certified copy of the call, notice and proceedings, and the said clerk shall lay the same before the board of supervisors at their next meeting. If the board of supervisors shall approve of the proceedings of said meeting, the clerk shall certify the same to the board of education. Such approval shall not take effect until the thirtieth day of September next succeeding; but after that date such district shall cease to be a union free school district.

§ 3. If any union free school district dissolved under the foregoing provisions shall have been established by the consolidation of two or more districts, it shall be lawful for the board of supervisors to direct that its territory be divided in two or more districts to correspond, so far as practicable, with the districts theretofore consolidated.

§ 4. If there shall be, in such dissolved union free school district, an academy which shall have been adopted as the academic department of the union free school, under the provisions of title nine, chapter five hundred and fifty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, it shall, upon the application of a majority of the surviving resident former trustees or stockholders, be transferred by the board of education to said former trustees or stockholders.

§ 5. The board of supervisors may make its approval of the proceedings of any such meeting held as aforesaid conditional upon the payment, by the district which has been most greatly benefited by the consolidation in the way of buildings and other improvements to the other district or districts into which the said union free school district is divided, of such sum or sums of money as they may deem equitable. § 6. All moneys remaining in the hands of the treasurer of the union free school district when the order of dissolution shall take effect shall be apportioned equitably among the several districts into which such union free school district is divided, and shall be paid over to the collectors of such districts when they shall have been elected and have qualified according to law.

§ 7. The district or districts formed by the dissolution of such union free school district shall hold its or their annual meeting or meetings on the second Tuesday of October next, after the dissolution of such union free school district, and shall elect officers as now required by law.

§ 8. If the board of supervisors shall not approve the proceedings of any such meeting, held as aforesaid, for the purpose of dissolving a union free school district, no other meeting shall be held in such district, for a similar purpose, within three years from the time the first meeting was held.

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§ 9. Whenever the proceedings of a meeting, held as aforesaid, for the purpose of dissolving a union free school district, shall have been approved by the board of supervisors and shall have been certified by the clerk of said board to the board of education, it shall be the duty of the board of education of the district affected forthwith to notify the superintendent of public instruction, and to furnish him copies of the call, notice, proceedings of the meeting, and proceedings of the board of supervisors taken thereon.

CHAP. 213.

Boundary AN ACT to ratify and confirm the agreement in relation to the boundary lines between the State of New York and the State of Connecticut, entered into by commissioners on the part of said States.

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PASSED May 8, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The agreement for the settlement of the boundary lines between the State of New York and the State of Connecticut, entered into by the commissioners appointed for that purpose on the part of New York said States, respectively, a duplicate original of which is on file in the office of the secretary of State, and a copy of which has been reported to the legislature, is hereby ratified and adopted. The said agreement Memoran is as follows, namely: "Memorandum of agreement by and between agreement the subscribers, commissioners of the States of New York and Connecticut, respectively, to settle the question of the boundaries between said States, being thereunto authorized by the resolutions of said States respectively passed by them, is hereunto annexed. That is to to say, we, Allen C. Beach, secretary of State; Augustus Schoonmaker, Jr., attorney-general, and Horatio Seymour, Jr., State engineer and surveyor, commissioners of the State of New York, and we, Origen S. Seymour, La Fayette S. Foster, and William T. Minor, commissioners of the State of Connecticut, have agreed, and do hereby agree, to fix, determine and establish the boundaries between our respective States, subject to the approval and ratification of the legislatures of our respective States in the following manner: We agree that the boundary on the land constituting the western boundary of Connecticut and the eastern boundary of the State of New York shall be and is as the same was defined by monuments erected by commissioners appointed by the legislature of the State of New York and completed in the year eighteen hundred and sixty. The said boundary line extending from Byram Point, formerly called Lyon's Point, on the south, to the line of the State of Massachusetts on the north. And we further agree that the boundary on the sound shall be and is as follows: Beginning at a point in the center of the channel about six hundred feet south of the extreme rocks of Byram Point, marked No. 0, on appended United States Coast Survey Chart; thence running in a true south-east course three and one-fourth statute miles; thence in a straight line (the are of a great circle) north-easterly to a point four statute miles true south of New London light-house; thence north-easterly to a point marked number one on the annexed United States Coast Survey Chart of

Fisher's Island Sound, which point is on the longitude east threequarters north sailing-course drawn on said map, and is about one thousand feet northerly from the Hammock or North Dumpling lighthouse; thence following said east three-fourths north sailing-course as laid down on said map easterly to a point marked number two on said map thence south-easterly toward point marked number three on said map, so far as said States are co-terminuous; provided, however, that nothing in the foregoing agreement contained shall be construed to affect existing titles to property corporeal or incorporeal, held under grants heretofore made by either of said States, nor to affect existing rights which said States, or either of them, or which the citizens of either of said States may have, by grant, letters-patent or prescription of fishing in the waters of said sound, whether for shell or floating fish, irrespective of the boundary line hereby established, it not being the purpose of this agreement to define, limit or interfere with any such right, rights or privileges, whatever the same may be. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands to this instrument and to a duplicate thereof, December eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.

ALLEN C. BEACH,

Secretary of State,

AUGUSTUS SCHOONMAKER, JR.,

Attorney-General,

HORATIO SEYMOUR, JR.,

State Engineer and Surveyor,

Commissioners of the State of New York.

ORIGEN S. SEYMOUR,

LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER,

WILLIAM T. MINOR,

Commissioners of the State of Connecticut."

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§2. The governor is authorized and requested to transmit a copy of Governor this act to the governor of the State of Connecticut, and, upon receiv- ized to ing due notice of the adoption of said agreement by the State of Con- transmit necticut, the governor of this State shall cause such notice to be filed Governor in the office of the secretary of State, and, upon the same being so filed, of Conn. the said agreement shall become binding and operative, and in full force, and the boundary between this State and the State of Connecti- Filing of cut shall be fixed and established as specified and provided in said agreement.

notice.

§3. Upon the said agreement taking effect as herein provided, the governor is authorized, in concurrence with the executive of Connec- Communi ticut, to communicate to congress the action of the two States on this cation to subject, and to request the approval of congress of the boundaries

thus established.

Congress.

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