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be ninety days instead of one hundred and fifty days, and that with reference to section one hundred and seventy-nine the time shall be thirty days instead of ninety days, and that with reference to section one hundred and eighty the time shall be thirty and sixty days respectively instead of the time therein stated, 12 and with the same fees as provided herein for the collection of the city, county and state taxes, and all the provisions of this act relative to the collection of the city, county and state taxes and the sale of lands for the nonpayment thereof, shall apply to the collection of any such assessment for local improvements, except as herein otherwise provided.

$ 10. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 2. AN ACT to extend the time within which the railroad of the

Electric City Railway Company may be finished and put in

operation. Became a law January 29, 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 time within which the railroad specified in the certificate of incorporation of The Electric City Railroad Company may be finished and put in operation is hereby extended for two years from the twenty-ninth day of January, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

12 Words “ excepting that with reference to section one hundred and seventyeight the time shall . . instead of the time therein stated,” new.

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L. 1913,
ch. 705, 91
amended.

Appointment of commission.

Chap. 3.
AN ACT to amend chapter seven hundred and five of the laws of

nineteen hundred and thirteen, creating a commission to revise
the banking law and making an appropriation therefor, by

extending the time of such commission to report. Became a law January 29, 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 of chapter seven hundred and five of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, entitled “An act to create a commission to revise the banking law and making an appropriation therefor,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. The superintendent of banks is hereby authorized to appoint a commission of five or more persons having a technical knowledge of the banking law and a practical knowledge of banking methods, to prepare and submit to the legislature, a complete revision of the banking law of this state, adapted to present banking conditions and based upon the experience of the banking department in the work of supervision and in the liquidation of

failed institutions. Such commission shall serve without pay. Employers. The superintendent of banks is also authorized to employ such

trained counsel, assistants, clerks, stenographers and other employees as he shall deem necessary to aid such commission in the work of revision. The necessary expenses of such commission and the salary and expenses of such counsel, assistants, clerks, stenog. raphers and other employees shall be paid by the state treasurer, upon the filing with the comptroller of verified bills, certified by such commission and approved by the superintendent of banks. The report of such commission shall be submitted to the legislature at the next regular session thereof, and on or before March' first, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Duties.

No pay.

Expenses and salaries, how paid.

Report,
to be sub-
mitted
Wien.

i Formerly “ February."

amended by

Chap. 4.
AN ACT to amend chapter seven hundred and sixty of the laws

of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, as amended, entitled “An

act to revise the charter of the city of Watertown.” Became a law February 2, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present.

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

Section 1. Section ninety-two of chapter seven hundred and l 1897, sixty of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled '92, 13 “An act to revise the charter of the city of Watertown,” as L. 1905, amended by chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the laws of amended. nineteen hundred and five,' is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 92. In case the common council shall ratify the estimates Ratification of expenditures so submitted, the amount of such estimates shall cation of constitute the sum to be raised for the board of education by taxa- of board of tion for the ensuing year; the common council may modify any item of the estimates for expenditures so submitted, and in such case it shall be the duty of the city clerk to forthwith certify to the president of the board of education such modification; the board of education shall have power by the vote of two-thirds of Adoption all members thereof, at any regular or special meeting called for estimates that purpose, within one week from the date of the receipt of the certification of the city clerk by the president of the board of education, to declare by resolution that the estimated amounts as submitted to the common council, or a less sum, in each case? are necessary for the conduct of the schools for the ensuing year which amounts* so finally determined by the board of education shall not exceed the sum of twenty-one dollars for the financial for women year of nineteen hundred fourteen; twenty-two dollars for the year nineteen hundred fifteen; twenty-three dollars for the year nineteen hundred sixteen; twenty-four dollars for the year nine teen hundred seventeen, and twenty-five dollars for the year nine

education.

by board.

Maximum enrolled pupil.

1 Section 92 was also amended by L. 1903, ch. 399.

2 Words “ within one week from the date of the receipt of the certification of the city clerk by the president of the board of education,” substituted for words "not later than the fifteenth day of November.”

3 Words " in each case” new.
4 Word "amounts” substituted for word amount."
5 Formerly “twenty.”

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teen hundred eighteen and each year thereafter for each pupil enrolled in the public schools during the preceding year, of which amount, the difference between nineteen dollars and the maximum allowance for each pupil enrolled as given above may be raised in excess of the one dollar and seventy cents on every one hundred dollars of the assessed valuation of the taxable property of the city as provided in section one hundred and seventy-six of the city charter;' and it shall be the duty of the city clerk to forthwith certify such resolution to the president of the common council, in which case it shall be the duty of the common council to raise the amounts so determined for the purposes of the public schools, in the tax levy for the following year; in case the board of education shall fail to adopt such original estimates, or a less sum, as above provided, within one week from the certification by the city clerk, the amounts so modified by the common council

shall constitute the amounts to be raised for school purRestriction poses for the ensuing year.

The board

board of education shall not have power to expend any money in addition to the amount so authorized, and the amount of money received from the state, unless specifically authorized so to do in the manner herein

after provided. In case the board of education shall at any time requisitions, submit to the common council a special requisition for the purpose

of purchasing a school site or sites or of enlarging, furnishing, repairing, building, or rebuilding a school house or houses or for any other necessary school improvement, and the common council shall within thirty days after receiving such requisition fail to grant the same out of the funds in its control, then the board of education by the vote of two-thirds of all its members may request the common council to submit to a vote of the taxpayers of the city a proposition to raise the sum desired by the said board for any or all of such purposes by special tax or bonding; and the common council shall forth with submit such proposition to the taxpayers at a special election to be held pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred and five of this act, and shall raise the amount voted by the taxpayers in accordance with and in the manner provided by said section. The submission of such proposition at the request of the board of education shall not be counted

Special

Special election.

Other propositions.

6 Words for the financial year and each year thereafter,” new.

7 Words “ of which amount in section one hundred and seventy-six of the city charter," inclusive, new.

8 Words “ within one week from the certification by the city clerk,” substituted for words “ on or before the fifteenth day of November.”

amended by

or considered so as to prevent the common council from submitting to the taxpayers at a special election any other proposition during the same year.

§ 2. Section one hundred and seventy-six of chapter seven hun- $ 178, as dred and sixty of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, L, 1908 entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Watertown,” amended. as amended by chapter five hundred and twenty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 176. The common council must annually cause to be levied Annual and raised by general tax upon all taxable property, real and personal, in the city, according to the valuation upon the assessment roll for the current year, corrected as aforesaid:

First. The amount of taxes certified to the city clerk of the city by the board of supervisors to be assessed upon the city.

Second. The amount of all interest and any installment of principal falling due upon the bonds or other permanent debt of the city, which shall be kept in a separate fund to be called the "public debt fund,” except as herein otherwise expressly provided.

Third. The amount necessary to defray the expenses for the next fiscal year of the board of education, the board of public works, board of water works, the board of public safety, the board of health, the board of charity, the Roswell P. Flower memorial library, the municipal civil service commission and the plumbing board, to be determined by the common council upon the estimates of the aforesaid boards, trustees of the Roswell P. Flower memorial library and municipal civil service commission, as in this act provided.

Fourth. The amount necessary to pay the salaries and wages of all officers and servants of the city not provided for in the third subdivision of this section, and all other necessary, ordinary and contingent expenses of the city not otherwise provided for, which, with all other moneys received by the treasurer, not belonging to any other fund specified by this act, shall be kept as a separate fund, to be called the “ general city fund.” Provided, that the amount of the tax raised in any year for the aforesaid city expenses, excluding the amount to be raised for state and county purposes and excluding the amount of all interest and any installment of principal falling due upon the bonds or other permanent debt of the city, and excluding the sum necessary to pay the dif

9 Section 176 was also amended by L. 1905, ch. 485, and L. 1908, ch. 327.

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