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the direction of the clerk of the assembly as messengers to committees. The speaker may appoint a clerk and one messenger, the clerk of the assembly may appoint an assistant clerk, a journal clerk and eight deputy clerks, one of whom shall act as one of the assistant engrossing clerks, and also as clerk to the committee on engrossed bills, à librarian and assistant librarian, and three messengers, one of whom shall act as bank messenger.

$ 3. The following compensation shall be paid for the annual ses- Compensasion of the legislature : To the clerks of each house three thousand five hundred dollars, to the assistant clerks and journal clerks each two thousand dollars, to the deputy clerks each fifteen hundred dollars except to the deputy clerk designated to act as clerk to the senate committee on engrossed bills who shall receive nine hundred dollars, to the clerk of the president of the senate six dollars per day, to the speaker's clerk six dollars per day, to the sergeant-at-arms, the librarians and assistant librarians, the postmasters, the assistant postmasters and the principal doorkeepers of the senate and assembly to each of them six dollars per day, to the assistant doorkeepers, the janitors and assistant janitors, the superintendent of documents of the senate and assembly each five dollars per day, to the stenographers fifteen hundred dollars each. The duties of the stenographers shall be to be present at every session of the body for which they are respectively appointed, and to take stenographic notes of the debates in such respective bodies and in the committee of the whole thereof, and to furnish a copy of the same written out in long hand to any member of the body for which he is appointed stenographer as aforesaid. To the clerks of the committees of ways and means and judiciary of the assembly, and the finance and judiciary of the senate seven dollars per day each, and to the clerks of the committees of affairs of cities of the senate and assembly six dollars per day each, and to the clerks of the other committees of each house, each five dollars per day; to the post-office messengers three dollars per day, to the bank messengers of the clerks of the senate and assembly each six dollars per day, to the other messengers each three dollars per day, to the pages each two dollars per day. And the employees of Extra the senate and assembly, whether appointed or elected, shall each be sessions. paid the same per diem compensation, respectively for each day of any extra session of the legislature which may be held, as their respective compensation or per diem allowance as established by this section would give per day for every day of the regular session of the legislature of the same year. And the officers and employees of the senate Impeachwho may be designated to attend upon the senate when sitting as a trials. court for the trial of impeachments, or upon the trial of judicial or other officers on the recommendation of the governor, shall be paid the same per diem allowance as for attendance at an extra session of the legislature, as herein provided. And the clerks of the senate and as- Duty of sembly shall annually without compensation revise, mail and send to the members of the legislature previous to the organization thereof the Clerk's Manual, and also within thirty days after the organization of the legislature prepare a statistical list of the members and officers with their boarding-houses. And the post-office messengers shall Post-offiec carry the mails for the senate and assembly, and under the direction ger. of the postmasters assist in the duties of the post-office, and the postmasters and assistant postmasters shall perform all the labors in the mail and express departments of their respective houses. And there Indexing shall be paid annually to the clerk of the senate five hundred dollars, etc. and to the clerk of the assembly seven hundred and fifty dollars, for in

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dexing the journals, bills and documents of the senate and assembly;
and hereafter the indices of the journals, bills and documents of the
two houses of the legislature shall be made by the clerks of the respect-

ive houses instead of by the secretary of the state, as heretofore provided Extra cler- by law. And there shall be paid annually to the clerk of the senate

five hundred dollars, and to the clerk of the assembly seven hundred and
fifty dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for extra clerical
services and engrossing, and no extra allowance shall be made to the

officers and employees above named on any pretense whatever. The Compen- compensation and per diem allowance in this section provided for how paid.

shall be paid on the warrant of the comptroller upon the certifi.
cate of the speaker for the officers and employees of the assem-

bly, and the president of the senate for the officers and employees of Entry of the senate. All appointments made under this act shall be entered on appoint

the journal of the house wherein they are so made; such entry shall
specify the date of the appointment, and the length of time the same is
to be continued. The pay of officers who receive by the provisions of

this act a per diem compensation shall commence at the date of their mence and appointment. No fee or per diem compensation shall be allowed to

any officer of either branch of the legislature for or on account of his
attendance upon the opening of the next succeeding session of said
body, except to the clerk, journal clerk, speaker's clerk, sergeant-at-
arms, postmaster, librarian and principal doorkeeper of the senate and
assembly, and an assistant doorkeeper and four pages in the senate,
and three assistant doorkeepers, two messengers and six pages in the
assembly, the presiding officers of the respective houses shall designate
which assistant doorkeeper and pages of the senate and which assist-
ant doorkeepers, pages and messengers of the assembly may attend
upon the organization of the next legislature, and no other officers of
either branch of the legislature shall be allowed to attend upon such
organization. Such designation shall be made before the close of the
session, and be entered upon the journals of the respective houses.
Said officers named in this section who shall serve at the opening of
the next session of the legislature as aforesaid, shall receive the same
rate of compensation during each day's service, as they were entitled
by law to receive for like services at the preceding session of the
legislature.

$ 4. The president of the senate may designate three officers of the close busi- senate, and the speaker of the assembly may designate three officers

of the assembly, to remain after the adjournment of the legislature to
perform duty under the direction of the clerk of each house respect-
ively, for a period not exceeding ten days. The officers so designated
shall receive the same per diem compensation respectively as they were
entitled to receive in their respective offices for the session, the same
to be paid by the comptroller on the certificate of the clerk of the
house for which they were respectively appointed.

$ 5. No additional officers or employees shall be elected or appointed cers to be by the senate or assembly, except that either house, by a majority vote employed. thereof, may employ a stenographer, for a committee of investigation

or other committee whenever necessary. The president and clerk of
the senate are hereby authorized on the part of the senate, and the
speaker and clerk of the assembly are hereby authorized on the part
of the assembly, to detail any of the officers or employees in their re-
spective houses to perform such duties in addition to those ordinarily

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$ 6 Whenever any standing committee of either house shall be Investigacharged with the duty of making an inquiry or investigation, such tion comcommittee shall have power to appoint a sub-committee to consist of not less than three of its own members to make such inquiry or investigation, and to take testimony in relation thereto ; and such committee or sub-committee shall have all the power and authority that is now conferred by law upon any committee, which, by the terms of its appointment, is authorized to send for persons and papers; and the chairman of any committee or sub-committee shall have all the power and authority that is now conferred by law upon the chairman of any committee, which, by the terms of its appointment, is authorized to send for persons and papers, and the chairman of such committee and of such sub-committee shall be authorized to administer oaths to all witnesses coming before such committee or sub-committee for examination. Every witness attending as such before any such committee or Witnesses. sub-committee shall be entitled to the same fees as are allowed witnesses in civil suits in courts of record. Such fees need not be prepaid, but the comptroller shall draw his warrant for the payment of the amount thereof, when the same shall have been certified to by the chairman of such committee, and duly proved by affidavit or otherwise, to the satisfaction of the said comptroller. Whenever by resolu- Expenses tion of either house, a committee shall be directed to conduct an investigation, or take testimony in any other place than in the city of Albany, the comptroller shall draw his warrant for the payment of the actual and necessary expenses incurred thereby by such committee or sub-committee, having in charge such investigation, inquiry or taking testimony, together with the actual and necessary expenses of such officers and employees as shall be authorized to accompany them; but uo such expense shall be paid until a bill of the items thereof, in detail, shall be rendered to the comptroller, and the correctness thereof shall be certified by the chairman of such committee, and duly approved by the president of the senate, in a case of a committee of the senate, and by the speaker of the assembly, in the case of a committee of the assembly, and duly proved by affidavit or otherwise, to the satisfaction of the comptroller.

7. Chapters twelve and four hundred and eighty-five of the laws Repeal. of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and chapter one hundred and twelve of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and all other provisions of law in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. Ante, vol. 9, pp. 318, 375.

$ 8. This act shall take effect on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty.

CHAP 881.

Croton

AN ACT to extend the distribution of Croton water through

the city of New York, and to lay the necessary mains there. water. for, and to deliver it at higher elevations.

PASSED May 27, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The commissioner of public works of the city of New York, when thereunto authorized by a resolution or ordinance passed tribution by a three-fourths vote of all the members elected to the common of, may be

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council of said city, to be approved by the mayor of said city, is hereby authorized to expend for materials to be used and labor and other services to be performed by contract let at public letting as now provided by law in laying pipes to extend and enlarge the distribution of Croton water through the city of New York, and in furnishing a sufficient supply thereof to the institutions in charge of the department of public Charities and corrections, located on Blackwell's Island, Ward's Island and Randall's Island, and in laying mains necessary to deliver such water at higher levels and in greater quantities, and erecting such fixtures as he may deem necessary, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and in each and every year thereafter a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be expended for. said purposes, but no patent hydrant, valve or stop-cock shall be used by the department of public works, unless the patentee, or owner of said patent shall allow the use of the patent by said department without royalty.

§ 2. For the purposes of this act, and in addition to the amount heretofore authorized to be expended, the board of estimate and apportionment is authorized and directed to appropriate and include in the final estimate for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-nine the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and in the final esti. mate for each succeeding year thereafter, such sum, not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, as said board may deem necessary in the interest of the city.

§ 3. The moneys to be raised by virtue of this act shall be applied and expended for the purposes authorized by this act, and for no other purpose whatever.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP 88

Tax sales. AN ACT in rezation to lands in Monroe, Oswego, Suffolk,

Sullivan and other counties, bid in for the State at the tax sale, held by the comptroller in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and to other lands in said counties which were sold at said sale on which the bids remain unpaid.

PASSED May 27, 1879 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

4ssembly, do enact as follows: Comp- SECTION 1. The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed, on

the eighteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, may assign

to assign to the counties of Monroe, Oswego, Suffolk and Sullivan, and to all other counties for which there may, at that time, be special

laws authorizing and directing the treasurer thereof to sell “ lands of

by State, and non-residents” for unpaid taxes thereon, and by and under the pro

visions of which such taxes are not to be returned to the comptroller. issue cer, respectively, the certificates of sale then owned by the State, for all tificates of lands in each and all of said counties which were bid in by him for the the coun- State at the tax sale held in the month of October, eighteen hundred

and seventy-seven, to which the State then has no title, and which shall not have been redeemed, or the sale of which shall not have been can

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celed, on or before that day; and the comptroller shall, at the same time, cancel all bids on lands in said counties not made by the State at said sale, which shall then remain unpaid, except in cases where the land sold shall have been redeemed, or the sale thereof canceled, and shall issue certificates of sale for the lands covered by such bids to the respective counties in which said lands are located.

§ 2. The comptroller shall charge to each of said counties, respect- Counties ively, on the books of his office, the amount for which the parcels of the are

charged land described in the certificate mentioned in section one of this act therewith were sold at said tax sale of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, with for. interest thereon at the rate of six per cent per annum. The several amounts thus charged shall become due on the assignment or issue of said certificates to said counties, and shall be payable in the same manner as the State tax is now required by law to be paid. Unless paid within ninety days thereafter, interest, at the rate of six per cent per annum, shall be charged thereon by the comptroller, from the date of such assignment or issue.

§ 3. The treasurer of each of said counties, on the receipt of the cer- Duty of tificates of sale mentioned in section one of this act, shall enter the county same, in their proper order, in a book to be provided by him for such purpose, and shall have full power and authority, until the eighteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty, to sell and assign any or all of said certificates for any land not at the time owned by the county, on payment therefor, into the county treasury, of the amount for which the land described thereon was sold at said tax sale, with interest from the date of such tax sale to the date of such sale and assignment by him. Any such sale and assignment shall be duly and fully entered by such county treasurer in the book aforesaid, which book shall be a part of the records of the county.

§ 4. In case said tax sale certificates shall not have been sold or In case the assigned by the respective county treasurers on or before the eighteenth certificates day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty, each of said county treas- sold. urers shall then transmit such unsold certificate or certificates to the comptroller, who shall issue to the board of supervisors of each county, respectively, a deed for all the lands described thereon then remaining unredeemed, or the sale of which has not been canceled, which deeds shall have the same effect, and become absolute in the same time, and on the performance of the like conditions, as in the case of conveyances to individuals. The title thus acquired by the boards of supervisors shall be held by them in trust for their respective counties, and may be disposed of by them at such times and on such terms as shall be determined on by a majority of such board, at any regular or special meeting thereof.

§ 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

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