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PART I. certain cases.

Or a weekly allow.

ance.

Report, when and how to be made.

Penalty for neglect.

This act to be published.

eight and sixty-nine, of title six of chapter twenty of the first part of the Revised Statutes, the mother of such child, on giving security for the support of the child, and to indemnify the city and county, or the town and county, from the maintenance of the child, to the satisfaction of the officers making the compromise, shall be entitled to receive the moneys paid or secured by such putative father as the consideration of such compromise.

3 H., 116.

$ 2. When the mother of such child shall be unable to give such security, but shall be able and willing to nurse and take care of the child, she shall be paid the same weekly allowance for nursing and taking care of the child, out of the moneys paid by the father on such compromise, as he shall have been liable to pay by the order of filiation; such weekly sum to be paid the mother, may be prescribed, regulated, or reduced, as in the case of an order of filiation.

CHAP. 214.

AN ACT to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to the duties of the superintendents of the poor in the several counties in this state.

PASSED April 11, 1842.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. In addition to the reports which the superintendents of the poor in the several counties in this state are now required by law to make, it shall be their duty, in the month of December in each year, to report to the secretary of state, in such form as he shall direct, the sex and native country, of every pauper who shall have been relieved or supported by them during the year preceding the day on which such report shall be made, together with a statement of the causes either direct or indirect, which have operated to render such person a pauper, so far as the same can be ascertained, together with such other items of information in respect to the character and condition of such paupers, as the secretary of state shall direct.

As amended by Laws of 1849, ch. 100.

$2. The same penalty for the neglect of any superintendent of the poor to comply with the provisions of this act, as are prescribed in section seventy-eight, title one, part one, chapter twenty of the Revised Statutes, shall be imposed on such superintendent for such neglect.

$3. The secretary of state shall cause this act to be published, together with such forms and instructions for its execution as he shall deem necessary, and cause the same to be

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distributed to the superintendents of the poor of the several
counties in this state, the expense of which shall be paid by
the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller; and the Annual re-
secretary of state shall annually report to the legislature the
results of the information obtained in pursuance of this act.

port.

CHAP. 334.

AN ACT in relation to the temporary relief of the poor in
the county of Livingston, and such other counties as
may adopt the provisions of this act.

CHAP. XX,

PASSED May 14, 1845. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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$1. The expenses which shall be incurred in the relief or Towns in support of indigent persons entitled thereto by law, in the sons reliev county of Livingston, before removing such persons to the to pay ex county poor-house of such county, pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statutes for the relief and support of indigent persons, including the charges of overseers of the poor for services rendered in providing for such relief and support, (but not the expense of such removal,) shall be a charge upon the towns in which the persons so relieved or supported shall respectively be.

of the poor

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$2. The overseers of the poor of said county shall provide overseers for such relief or support, pursuant to the order of a justice to provide of the peace to be obtained in the manner provided by the rary relief. forty-sixth section of the Revised Statutes above mentioned, except for medical services to an amount not exceeding five dollars, for which no order shall be required, until such persons shall be removed to the county poor-house of such. county, or until the necessity for any further expenditure shall cease; and it shall not be necessary to obtain the sanction of the superintendent of the poor to authorize the expenditure of a greater sum than ten dollars for the relief of any one poor person or family. Provided, that such orders granted pursuant to this section shall be granted without fee or reward.

7 How. P. R., 255.

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book.

$ 3. The overseers of the poor shall keep a book, to be pro- Names, cured at the expense of the town, in which they shall enter poor reliev the name, age, sex and native country of every poor person tered in a who shall be relieved or supported by them, together with a statement of the causes, either direct or indirect, which shall have operated to render such person a pauper, so far as the same can be ascertained. They shall also enter in such book a statement of all moneys received by them, when, and from whom, and on what account received, and of all moneys

PART I

Book to be laid before the town auditors.

Accounts how audited.

Town auditors to certify the

$6. At the annual meeting of the board of town auditors on the Thursday preceding the annual meeting of the board of supervisors, the said board of town auditors shall make a of persons certificate to be signed by a majority of the board, specifying

names,

ages, &c.,

the name, age, sex and native country of every person who shall have been relieved or supported by the overseers of the poor, during the then preceding year, and stating the causes, either direct or indirect, which shall have operated to render such person a pauper, and the amount of money expended for the use of each and every person so relieved or supported as allowed by the board of auditors; together with the amount allowed to each overseer for services rendered in relation to the temporary relief of the poor as aforesaid; which certificate the said board of auditors shall cause to be delivered to the superintendents of the poor of such county, or one of them, on or before the first day of December then next. $ 7. The board of town auditors shall also at their annual meeting mentioned in the last preceding section, make an estimate to be signed by a majority of the board, of the sum which they shall deem necessary for the temporary relief and support of the poor the ensuing year, and to supply any deficiency in the preceding year, and shall cause the said estimate to be laid before the board of supervisors of such county, on the first day of their then next annual meeting. The board of supervisors shall cause the said sum to be levied and collected in the town where the same was estimated to be necessary as aforesaid, in the manner now provided by law in respect to other town charges, and to be paid to the overseers of the poor of such town.

paid out by them, when, and to whom paid, and on what authority.

$ 4. On the Tuesday next preceding the annual town meeting, in every year, and also on the Thursday next preceding the annual meeting of the board of supervisors of such county in every year, the overseers of the poor shall lay the said book before the board of town auditors, together with a just and true account of all moneys received and expended by them for the use of the poor since the last preceding meeting of the said board of town auditors. The said board of auditors shall compare said account with the entries in the poor book aforesaid, and shall examine the vouchers in support thereof, and audit and settle the same, and state the balance due from the overseers, or to them as the case may be. The said account shall be filed with the town clerk; and at every annual town meeting, the town clerk shall produce such poor accounts for the then preceding year, and read the same if required by the meeting.

$5. The accounts of overseers of the poor for their services in affording the relief and support mentioned in this act, shall be audited, certified, levied, collected and paid in the manner now provided by law in respect to other town accounts.

Estimate to be made of amount necessary for next year.

CHAP. XX.

58. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of such Duty of su county to examine the accounts of the superintendents of the pervisors. poor, and audit the same.

CHAP. 245.

AN ACT in relation to the temporary relief of the Poor.
PASSED May 12, 1846.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. Whenever the board of supervisors of any county in Temporary this state shall by resolution, declare their intention to adopt counties. the provisions of the act entitled "An act in relation to the temporary relief of the poor in the county of Livingston, and such other counties as may adopt the provisions of this act," passed May 14th, 1845, all the provisions of said act shall extend and apply to said county.

$ 2. The provisions of the first section of this act shall not New York apply to the city and county of New York, nor to the county excepted. of Kings.

CHAP. 498.

AN ACT to authorize the election of county superinten-dents of the poor, and county treasurers, by the people.

PASSED December 16, 1847. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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§ 1. It shall be lawful hereafter for the board of supervi- Provision sors in any county, at any annual meeting of such board, to the number direct by resolution that thereafter only one county superin- to be electtendent of the poor shall be elected in and for such county, who shall hold his office for three years; but in all counties where no such resolution shall have been passed, three county superintendents of the poor shall be elected.

See Laws of 1862, ch. 298.

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office

dents.

$3. In counties where only one superintendent of the Tenure of poor shall be chosen, he shall hold his office for three years, classificabut in counties where three are chosen, one of the said super-perinten intendents so elected shall hold his office for one year, one for two years, and one for three years, and the clerk of the county shall, on the first day of January after such election, determine by lot which of said superintendents shall hold his office for one year, which for two, and which for three

PART I.

Vacancies how filled.

Laws to apply.

Repeal.

New York excepted.

years, and annually thereafter there shall be elected one superintendent, who shall hold his office for three years.

$4. Boards of supervisors shall appoint county superintendents of the poor or county treasurers, to fill vacancies which may happen in such offices.

$ 5. All laws now in force, not inconsistent with the provision of this act, applicable to county superintendents of the poor and county treasurers, shall apply to the officers elected or appointed pursuant to this act, and all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

$6. None of the provisions of this act shall apply to the city and county of New York.

Certain counties

CHAP. 176.

AN ACT to authorize the Supervisors in any of the several 'counties therein named, to restore the distinction between town and county poor.

PASSED April 4, 1848.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senato and Assembly, do enact as follows:

may restore the

between town and county poor.

$1. The board of supervisors in any of the counties of Livingston, Sullivan, Broome, Cortland, Orange, Allegany distinction Seneca, Franklin, Onondaga and Ulster, at any annual meeting, by a vote of a majority of all the members elected, in favor thereof, may determine to restore the distinction between county poor and town poor in their counties respectively; and upon their filing such determination duly certified by the clerk of the board, with the county clerk, the distinction between the county poor and the town poor shall thereupon be restored, from and after the time to be fixed by such board of supervisors, either at the commencement or the close of the year for which said supervisors were elected to serve. It shall not be lawful for any officer, whose duty it may be to provide for the maintenance, care or support of the poor and indigent persons at public expense, to put up at auction or sale, the keeping, care or maintenance of any such poor or indigent person to the lowest bidder, and every contract which may be entered into for the support, care or maintenance of any such poor or indigent person, in pursuance of, or accordance with, any bid or bids made at any auction or public competition for the support, care or maintenance of any such poor persons, shall be absolutely void.

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