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dividends heretofore made to the stockholders of such company.

$ 2. Such report shall be under oath, and duly sworn to To he an. by the president, actuary and secretary of such company; and a like report shall hereafter be annually made in like form and manner to said comptroller, at the same time that the aunual report is now required by law to be made by such companies.

*. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 861. AN ACT to regulate and increase the salaries of certain members of the Metropolitan Police Department.

PASSED April 30, 1866; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senato and Assembly, do enact as follous:

S 1. The sixty-third section of chapter four hundred and three of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$63. The salaries and compensation of the said commis-Salaries. sioners and other officers and employees of the board of metropolitan police shall from the first of May next be as follows: To tbe president of the board fifty-five hundred dollars per annum; to the treasurer fifty-five hundred dollars; to each of the other commissioners five thousand dollars; to the superintendent seventy-five hundred dollars; to the inspectors thirty-five hundred dollars each; the treasurer's book-keeper twenty-five hundred dollars; the president's secretary fifteen hundred dollars; chief clerk five thousand dollars; first deputy clerk twenty-five hundred dollars ; clerk of superintendent fifteen hundred dollars; one clerk for each office inspector fifteen hundred dollars; the deputy clerks, each fifteen hundred dollars; the property clerk two thousand dollars; the stenographer sixteen hundred dollars; each police surgeon twentytwo hundred and fifty dollars; each captain of metropolitan police shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars, and each sergeant of metropolitan police shall receive an annual salary of sixteen hundred dollars. The pay of each patrolman shall be at the yearly rate of twelve hundred dollars, and that of doorman at the rate of nine hundred dollars per year each; provided, that whenever the currency of the United Where to be States shall attain a par value in gold, the foregoing salaries as fixed by this act, shall be reduced twenty per cent, excepting that in no case shall the yearly pay of captains be less than

*So in original.

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eighteen hundred dollars, and that of sergeants less than fourteen hundred dollars. The salaries and pay aforesaid shall be paid monthly to each person entitled thereto, in modes to be prescribed by the rules and regulations, subject to such deductions each month from the salary or pay of members of the metropolitan police force, as the treasurer sball make (and which deductions he is hereby authorized to retain) to satisfy fines imposed on any member of the metropolitan police force, by way of discipline or punishment, as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the board. The salaries of the president, the treasurer and of each other commissioner, shall be paid quarterly by the comptroller of the state, out of the metropolitan police fund.

Anto, p. 283.

$ 2. Immediately after the passage of this act, the board of stocrease of metropolitan police sball make and cause to be certified

and delivered to the board of supervisors of the county of New York, an estimate of the amount of money required to pay the increase of salaries and compensation provided for in and by this act, to the officers and members of the metropolitan police force, and which is chargeable to the county of New York; for the balance of the year, from and after the first day of May next, said board shall at the time make and cause to be certified and delivered to the board of supervisors of the county of Kings, a like estimate of the amount of money required to pay such increase of salaries and compensation, and which is chargeable to the city of Brooklyn for the

same time. Duty of su- $ 3. The board of supervisors of the county of New York pervisors In relation shall cause the amount so estiinated and certified to them, to

be assessed, levied and collected upon and from the property of said county liable to taxation for* purposes, in addition to other sums which they are by law authorized or required to levy and collect, at the same time and in the same manner as other county taxes are levied and collected; and the said board of supervisors of the county of Kings, shall cause the amount of money so estimated aud certified to them as chargeable to the city of Brooklyn, to be assessed, levied and collected upon and from the property of the said city of Brooklyn, liable to taxation for city purposes, in addition to other sum which they are by law required to assess, levy and collect, at the same time and in the same manner as other city taxes are levied and collected.

S 4. The comptroller of the city and county of New York, is hereby authorized and required to borrow on the credit of the county of New York, the sum of money so as aforesaid estimated and certified as chargeable to the said coumty of New York, and issue and deliver as evidence of such loan or debt, such bonds or certificates as he is by law authorized to issue for other city or county loans, in such denominations, payable at such times and drawing such rate of interest (not exceeding seven per cent per annum) as he shall approve; the money so borrowed shall be paid into the treasury of the state, as provided by section sixty-two of chapter four hun-' dred and three of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, to be expended by the treasurer of the metropolitan police, in pursuance of the provisions and purposes of this act. And the mayor and the comptrollor of the city of Brooklyn or mayor are hereby authorized and required to borrow on the credit troller of

Duty of comptroller of city of New York.

*So in original.

Brooklyn. of the city of Brooklyn, the sum of money so as aforesaid estimated and certified to the board of supervisors of the county of Kings, as chargeable to said city of Brooklyn and issue and deliver, as evidence of such loan or debt, such bonds or certificates as are authorized to be issued for other loans on the credit of said city of Brooklyn, in such denominations, payable at such times and drawing such rates of interest (not exceeding seven per cent per annum), as they shall approve. The moneys so borrowed shall be paid into the treasury of the state, as provided by the sixty-second section of chapter four hundred and three of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to be expended by the treasurer of the metropolitan police, from time to time, in pursuance of the provisions and purposes of this act.

$ 5. The moneys assessed, levied and collected by virtue of this act, when collected shall, by the fiscal officers of the cities of New York and Brooklyn, be applied in payment and discharge of the loans or debts by them respectively made under the provisions of this act.

$ 6. Section twenty of chapter four hundred and three of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 20. There shall be a treasurer's book-keeper, a secretary Certain of the president, a chief clerk, a first deputy clerk and deputy be ape clerks not exceeding ten, one clerk to the superintendent, board of one clerk each to the office inspectors of New York and Brooklyn, one property clerk, one stenographer, a drillcaptain, doormen not exceeding four to the central department, tliree to the house of detention of witnesses, two to each precinct, two to the inspectors' office in Brooklyn, and one each to the sanitary company, detective squad and telegraph office, surgeons of police not exceeding eighteen to be appointed by the board of police, but in making up that number, the eight persons who are now detailed to and are performing surgeon's duties shall be appointed surgeons.

Ante, p. 271. $ 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 862.
AN ACT to cede the title and jurisdiction over certain

lands to the United States.

Passed April 30, 1866; by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. The commissioners of the land-office are hereby authorland-office ized and directed to cede and convey to the United States

of America all the estate, right, title and interest of this etc., to the state to so much and such portion or portions of the easterly

end or extremity of the lands and lands under water, commonly known as the battery extension, in the city of New York, with the open slip or basin at the easterly end thereof, as .may be required by the United States of America, not exceeding two hundred and fifty feet, and necessary for the purpose of erecting and establishing a barge office and other suitable buildings and structures for the transaction of the public business connected with the United States revenue service, and for the landing of revenue and other government boats and barges for the use, convenience and accommodation of the United States custom-house for the port of New

York. Mayor and S 2. The mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of

New York are hereby permitted, authorized and empowered powered to to cede, grant and convey to the United States of America,

upon such terms and for such price as may be agreed upon with the authorities of the United States, all their estate, rigbt, title and interest of, in aud to the same lands, premises and appurtenances, and the slip or basin eastwardly adjacent thereto, for the same objects, uses and purposes as expressed in the first section of this act; and also to further cede, grant and convey to the United States a right of way or passage of not less than seventy-five feet in width from the aforesaid lands and premises, over and across the lands adjacent thereto, known as the battery ground, for purposes of ingress and egress to and from Wbitehall street ip said city.

S 3. The jurisdiction over such lands, waters and premises as shall be conveyed by virtue of the first and second sections of this act, for the purposes therein mentioned, from and after the conveyance of such lands, premises and waters, and upon the execution thereof, shall be ceded to and vest in the United States of America, but such jurisdiction shall not impede the execution of any process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of this state, except so far as such process may affect the real or personal property of the United States within the ceded territory.

aldermen of New York em

Jurisdiction ceded,

cepted.

$ 4. The lands and premises which may be acquired by the From what Uvited States under the provisions of this act, are hereby to be exdeclared to be and are hereby excepted from the provisions and obligations of the several acts of the legislature of this state requiring the filling in, completion and extension of the battery in the said city of New York; but so far as such lands and premises are concerned, the same shall be filled in and completed by and at the expense of the United States, to the extent and in such manuer only, however, as may be necessary for the uses and purposes expressed in the first section of this act.

$ 5. The lands and premises which may be acquired by the And exUnited States under the provisions of this act, shall be and continue forever thereafter exempted and discharged from all taxes, assessments and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this state; but the title to said lauds and premises thus acquired, and the jurisdiction hereby ceded, and the exemption hereby granted, shall continue iv respect to said lands and premises, and to each portion thereof so long as the same shall remain the property of the United States, and be used for the purposes aforesaid and no longer.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

empted.

CHAP 872.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the

storage and keeping of crude petroleum, earth or rock
oil, or any of its products, within the corporate limits of
any city in the State of New York,” passed June fif-
teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Passed May 4, 1866. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. The third section of the act entitled "An act to regu- Kind of late the storage and keeping of crude petroleum, earth or not to be rock oil, or any of its products, within the corporate limits of cities. any city in the State of New York,” passed June fifteenth, eighteen bundred and sixty-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

3. No refined petroleum or kerosene oils shall be kept upon sale or stored within the corporate limits of any city in the State of New York, the fire test of wbich shall be less than oue hundred and ten degrees Fahrenheit; said test shall be determined by authorized inspectors, using G. Tagliabue's or other improved instruments; the barrels or packages con

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