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commission of said notary public or commissioner of deeds, or by reason of omission or failure to take the prescribed oath of office within the time required by law, or by reason of such persons being under the age of twenty-one years, or by reason of the expiration of the term of office of such notaries public or commissioners of deeds, or by reason of failure of a notary public to file his certificate of appointment and official oath as such notary in a county other than the county in which such appointment was made and the certificate of such appointment was duly filed, where such notary public or commissioner of deeds has acted in good faith, upon payment being made by such notary public or commissioner of deeds of the legal fees for holding such office or filing such certificate, are hereby legalized and confirmed and made effectual and valid, as the official acts of a notary public or commissioner of deeds legally qualified to perform the same, as fully as if neither of the various errors, omissions, matters and conditicns hereinabove enumerated had occurred or existed.

§ 2. Nothing in this act contained shall affect any legal action Pending or proceeding pending at the time this act takes effect.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

actions.

Chiap. 100.
AN ACT to provide for the erection of a monument to the memory

of General Philip H. Sheridan in Capitol park in the city of

Albany, and making an appropriation therefor.
Became a law April 3, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. The trustees of public buildings, the attorney-general Commission and three members to be designated by the governor of Philip H. Sheridan camp number two hundred, Division of New York, Sons of Veterans, United States of America, are hereby created a commission to purchase and erect a suitable monument to the memory Purpose. of General Philip H. Sheridan, on a site to be selected by the commission in Capitol park in the city of Albany. The governor Chairman.

created.

2 See executive law (L. 1909, ch. 23), $$ 103, 106.

Plans and designs.

monument.

Appropriation.

Private subscription.

shall be chairman of the commission. Such commission shall
cause plans and designs for such monument to be made and sub-
mitted to it, and shall select therefrom the plan and design most

suitable, in its opinion, for the purpose contemplated, and shall Erectlon of cause such monument to be erected, in accordance with such plan Limitation and design, or a modification thereof, at an expense not to exceed of expense. the aggregate of the amount appropriated by this act and con

tributed by private subscriptions as provided herein.

2. The sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, but no part of such money shall be available until there shall have been raised by private subscription not less than ten thousand dollars for the purpose specified in this act, and such amount shall have been deposited in a bank in the city of Albany to the credit of the commission created by this act, nor be thereafter available, except for the preparation of plans and designs and the necessary advertising expenses, if any, until some suitable plan and design shall have been approved and accepted by the commission. The money hereby appropriated shall be paid by the state treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, on vouchers approved by the chairman of the commission.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Approval of plan,

Payment of money.

Chap. 101.

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AN ACT to amend the education law, relative to meetings for the

consolidation of school districts, and the apportionment of

school moneys to consolidated districts.
Became a law April 3, 1914, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Sections one hundred and thirty-one, one hundred and 131132, thirty-two and one hundred and thirty-four of chapter twenty-one

of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating
to education, constituting chapter sixteen of the consolidated laws,

L. 1909, ch. 21,

134, as added by L. 1913, ch. 129, amended.

as such chapter was amended' by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, as inserted by chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, are hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 131. Request for meeting to consolidate districts; notices of meeting. 1. Whenever two-thirds of the qualified electors of each of two or more districts in which there shall be less than fifteen qualified electors, or if there be fifteen or more qualified electors in either of such districts whenever ten or more of such electors shall sign a request for a meeting to be held for the purpose of determining whether such districts shall be consolidated as a common school district, and submit the same to the trustees or board of education of each of such districts, it shall be the duty of such trustees or board of education to give public notice that a meeting of the qualified electors of such districts will be held at some convenient place within such districts, as centrally located as may be, to vote upon the question of consolidating such districts. Such notice shall specify the day and hour when such meeting shall be held, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after the posting, service or publication of such notice. If the trustees or board of education shall refuse or neglect to give such notice within twenty days after such request is submitted the commissioner of education may authorize and direct any qualified elector of the district to give such notice.

2. If any part of either of such districts is situated wholly or partly within an incorporated village in which one or more newspapers are published, such notice shall be published once in each week for three consecutive weeks before such meeting in all the newspapers published in such village, and shall also be posted at least twenty days prior to such meeting, in at least five conspicuous places in each district. In all other districts the trustees or board of education of each district shall authorize and direct a qualified elector thereof to notify each qualified elector of such district of such meeting by delivering to him a copy of such notice or in case of his absence from home, by leaving a copy thereof, or so much thereof as relates to the time, place and object of the meeting, at the place of his abode, at least twenty days prior to the time of such meeting.

1 L. 1909, ch. 21, was generally amended by L. 1910, ch. 140, and $ $ 131, 132, and 134 were added by L. 1913, ch. 129.

2 Formerly “ ten or more."
3 Words " in which there shall be less than

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3. The reasonable expense of the publication and service of such notice shall be chargeable upon the districts, if the vote be in favor of consolidation, and if not, shall be paid by the persons signing the request for such meeting as provided by section one hundred and forty-four.

$ 132. Proceedings at meeting for consolidation; adoption of resolution; proceedings to be filed. Such meeting shall be organized as provided in section one hundred and forty-five. Such meeting may adopt a resolution to consolidate such districts "if twothirds of the qualified electors of each district having less than fifteen of such electors are present, or in case of districts having fifteen or more qualified electors if ten or more are present. The vote upon such resolution shall be by taking and recording the and noes. The clerk shall keep a poll-list upon which shall be recorded the names of all qualified electors voting upon the resolution, the districts in which such electors reside, and how each elector voted. If it shall appear from the votes so recorded that a majority of the qualified electors present and voting from each district are in favor of such resolution it shall be declared adopted. If a majority of the qualified electors present and voting from each district are not in favor of such resolution, all further proceedings at such meeting, except a motion to reconsider or adjourn shall be dispensed with and no such meeting shall be again called within one year thereafter.

Copies of such request, notice of meeting, order of the commissioner of education directing a qualified elector to call such meeting, if any, and the minutes of the meeting, including the record of the vote upon the resolution, duly certified by the chairman and clerk, shall be transmitted by either the chairman or clerk, one to the commissioner of education, and one to the district superintendent of schools in whose jurisdiction such districts are located.

$ 134. District quotas of consolidated districts. There shall be apportioned and paid to the district created by the consolidation of districts as provided in sections one hundred and twenty-eight, one hundred and twenty-nine and one hundred and thirty-two of this article district quotas for each of the districts consolidated

4 Words “If there are at least ten qualified electors of each of the two or more districts joining in such request, present at such meeting,” omitted.

5 Remainder of sentence new, 6 Words“ one hundred and twenty-eight, one hundred and twenty-nine and,”

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in the same amount and under the same conditions as though such consolidation had not been effected. Such apportionment shall be based upon the assessed valuation of the taxable property within such districts as they existed at the time of the consolidation, and the trustees or board of education of the consolidated district shall include in their report a statement of such assessed valuation. *The money so apportioned and paid to the consolidated district may be applied to the payment of the salaries of teachers, the transportation of pupils and the maintenance of the school in the district.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 102.

amended by

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to securities

deposited by insurance corporations. Became a law April 3, 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 thirteen of chapter thirty-three of the laws L. 1909, of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to "13, a. insurance corporations, constituting chapter twenty-eight of the 191919 consolidated laws," as amended by chapter six hundred and thirty- amended. four of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

§ 13. Deposit of securities. Every deposit made with the superintendent of insurance by any domestic or foreign insurance corporation shall be in the stocks or bonds of the United States or of this state or in the bonds of a county or incorporated city in this state, authorized to be issued by the legislature, not estimated above their par or their current market value. Such deposit may be made by an insurance corporation incorporated under the laws of another state of the United States in the stocks or bonds of such state or in the bonds of a county or incorporated city therein authorized to be issued by the legislature, not estimated above their par or their current market value; provided

7 Following sentence new.

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