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act to provide for a commission on the codification of the practice and procedure in the municipal court of the city of New York and to simplify, revise and amend the pleadings, practice and procedure therein, and to provide rules for the conduct of the court, justices, clerks and attaches thereof and the marshals attached to the said court,* is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 1. Within ten days after the enactment of this act, the mayor appointof the city of New York shall appoint a commission of eleven, all com of whom shall be residents of the city of New York, and who shall serve without compensation, for the purpose of transmitting Duties. to the legislature of the state of New York then in session, and

or before the twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen hundred and fourteen, a revised, codified or amended act for the practice and procedure in the municipal court of the city of New York. The said commission shall examine the present laws and the rules with respect to the practice and procedure in the said court, and shall revise, codify, simplify and amend the law and rules affecting the practice and procedure of the said court, the pleadings therein and the practice thereof.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 10.
AN ACT to amend the religious corporations law, in relation to

notices of annual corporate meetings of Baptist churches. Became a law February 26, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section one hundred and thirty-three of chapter fifty- L. 1999, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act : 133 in relation to religious corporations, constituting chapter fifty-one of the consolidated laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 133. Time, place and notice of corporate meetings. The annual corporate meeting of every incorporated Baptist church shall be held at the time and place fixed by or in pursuance of law therefor, if such time and place be so fixed, and otherwise,

amended.

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at a time and place to be fixed by its trustees. A special corporate meeting of any such church may be called by the board of trustees thereof, on its own motion, and shall be called on the written request of at least ten qualified voters of such church. The trustees shall cause notice of the time and place of its annual corporate meeting, and of the names of any trustees whose successors are to be elected thereat; and, if a special meeting, of the business to be transacted thereat, to be publicly read by the minister of such church or any trustee thereof at a regular meeting of the church for public worship, on the two successive Sundays immediately preceding such meeting;' or if no such meeting for public worship shall have been held during such period, by conspicuously posting such notice, in writing, upon the outer entrance of the principal place of worship of such church and by mailing a copy of such notice to each member of such church in a securely sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to his last known place of residence, at least two weeks before such meeting.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT in relation to the board of trustees of Saint James'

American Protestant Episcopal Church, Florence, Italy, and

legalizing certain acts of such board. Became a law February 26, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. The majority duly convened of the trustees of the body corporate created by the act, chapter two hundred and eleven of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, under the name and title of "The Board of Trustees of St. James' American Protestant Episcopal Church, Florence, Italy,” or, if less than a majority survive, the survivors or survivor of said board of trustees, when convened, shall have power to fill any vacancy or vacancies which may have been created in the number of said trustees by death, resignation or otherwise, and all such action heretofore so

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taken is hereby confirmed; provided that no person shall be trustee who is not a communicant member of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of America.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 12. AN ACT to amend the charter of the village of Deposit, situated

partly in the town of Sanford, Broome county, and partly in the town of Deposit (formerly Tompkins), Delaware county,

and to revise and compile the several acts relative to said village. Became a law February 26, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

TITLE I.

BOUNDARIES. Section 1. The boundaries of the village of Deposit shall re main as heretofore, to wit: Beginning at a stake standing on the northeast corner of Zenas K. Dean's farm on the line of property; thence north eighty-four degrees fifty minutes west fifty-nine chains along au old line (the north bounds of said Dean's farm), to the end of a stone wall at his northwest corner; thence south five degrees ten minutes west along an old line forty-eight chains to a post; thence north eighty-five degrees west two chains fifty links to a post; thence south five degrees ten minutes west ten chains and fifty links to a post; thence south eighty-five degrees east two chains and fifty links to a post; thence, continued on the aforesaid old line, eighteen chains to a post and stones; thence south eighty-four degrees fifty minutes east eighty-nine chains to a post and stones; thence north thirty-one degrees, thirty minutes east, seventy-six chains to a post standing in the northerly line of Henry Peter's farm; thence north fifty-four degrees thirty minutes west along an old line twenty chains and fifty links to a point in the Delaware river; thence north eighty-four degrees, fifty minutes west forty-six chains to the place of beginning, containing eight hundred and twenty-six acres, that is to say, four hundred acres in the town of Sanford, Broome county, and four hundred

and twenty-six acres in the town of Deposit (formerly Tompkins),
Delaware county. And the territory included in said boundaries
shall constitute and continue to be known as the village of De-
posit, and the inhabitants residing therein shall continue to consti-
tute and are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate by
the name of the village of Deposit and as such shall have per-
petual succession, may sue and be sued, complain and defend in
any court of law or equity; may take, hold, purchase and convey
real and personal estate as the purposes of such corporation may
require; adopt and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleas-
ure and may exercise such other powers as are, or may be con-
ferred by law, or as shall be necessary to carry the powers con-
ferred on such corporation into effect; and the said corporation
is hereby declared to be invested with all the estate and property,
real and personal, rights, privileges and immunities which, at
the time of the passage of this act, did belong and appertain to
said village and corporation. And the two trustees whose terms
of office have not expired holding over with the several persons
elected to the respective offices of president, trustees, clerk, treas-
urer, collector and police justice and such other elective village
officers as may be voted for and elected at the annual election
held for said village on the first Tuesday of March, nineteen hun-
dred and fourteen, shall respectively hold said offices until the
first Tuesday of March, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and in
the meantime the said trustees shall possess and exercise the
powers and perform the duties and be subject to the liabilities and
restrictions of the village board, and also of the president and
trustees under this act. The said clerk, treasurer, police justice
and collector shall respectively also possess and exercise the powers
and perform the duties, and be subject to the liability and re-
strictions conferred and imposed on like officers respectively by
this act.

TITLE II.

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ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES. Section 1. The officers of said village shall, after the first Tuesday of March, nineteen hundred and fourteen, consist of a president, four trustees, two from that portion of the village lying in Broome county, New York, and two from that portion of the village lying in Delaware county, New York. At such election there shall be elected two trustees in the place of those whose terms of office expire at that time. The two trustees whose terms of office

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do not expire till the annual election in nineteen hundred and fifteen shall continue to hold office and act as such trustees until their terms of office expire and until their successors are elected. *A treasurer, a clerk, a collector, a street commissioner, a police justice and four police constables. The offices of president, trustees, treasurer, police justice and collector shall be elective; the street commissioner, clerk and the police constable shall severally be annually appointed by the village board. The president shall also have power to appoint such number of special temporary policemen for special occasions as he shall deem requisite and necessary who shall severally hold such office for not to exceed ten days at a time. Each of said officers, except the trustees, Terms. police justice and special policemen, shall hold his office and perform the duties thereof until the first Tuesday of March next after his election or appointment as the case may be, and until another shall be elected or appointed, as the case may be, in his place. The trustees shall hold their office and perform the duties thereof for two years from the first Tuesday of March of the year in which they shall be elected and until others shall be elected and qualify in their places.

§ 2. The treasurer, clerk, the street commissioner, the police Compensaconstables and the special policemen, when not otherwise provided for, shall have and receive such compensation for their services respectively as shall have been fixed by the village board. The other village officers except the collector and trustees when acting as assessors shall serve without pay. The collector shall have for his services the fees hereinafter prescribed for the collector of the village taxes. The trustees when acting as assessors, shall have two dollars per day, for each day actually engaged as such. The police justice shall have fees as prescribed in section one, title five of this act, where fees are prescribed by law, and where not prescribed by law such fees shall be allowed by the village board. § 3. Any elector of the village shall be eligible to any vil

Eligibility lage office created by this act. Except that a president or trustee to ofice. or a fire, water, light, sewer, or cemetery commissioner must at the time of his election be owner of property assessed to him on the last preceding assessment roll and must also be the owner during the term of his office of property assessed to him on the assessment roll of said village.

§ 4. On the first Tuesday of March, nineteen hundred and Elections. fourteen, and annually thereafter on the first Tuesday of March,

tion.

* Line so in original.

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