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AN ACT to legalize the official acts of certain justices of the Justices of
PASSED May 20, 1880.
heretofore Acts ques
tioned by done and performed, duly elected or appointed to the office, so far such official acts may be affected, impaired or questioned, by reason failure to
, of the failure of any such justice to take and subscribe to the official
legalized. oath as required by law are hereby legalized and confirmed.
$ 2. Nothing herein contained shall affect any suit or proceeding now pending
83. This act shall take effect immediately. See ch. 221, ante, p. 953.
AN ACT to provide for the reporting of appointments or com- Benever
mitments to the benevolent institutions of the State, except- tutions. ing the county of Kings.
PASSED May 20, 1880 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Each of the asylums, reformatories, homes, retreats, What are, penitentiaries, jails, or other institution of this State, in which the board, instruction, care or clothing of persons committed thereto is, or shall be, a charge against any county of this State, or town therein, shall be known for the purposes of this act as one of the State benevolent institutions of the State,
82. It shall be the duty of every judge, justice, superintendent of Commiting the poor, overseer of the poor, supervisor, or other person, who by law
report. is authorized to make commitments or appointments to any of the State benevolent institutions of the State, to make a report in writing to the clerk of the board of supervisors of the county so liable, or of the county in which any town is so liable, for the board, instruction, care, or clothing mentioned in section one of this act'; said report shall be made within ten days after making such commitment or appointment, and shall show, when known, the nationality, age, sex, and residence of each person so appointed or committed, and the length of time of such appointment or commitment.
83. It shall be the duty of the keeper, superintendent, warden, sec- Oficers of retary, director, or other proper officer of each of the State benevolent instituinstitutions of the State, within ten days after receiving any person report. into any of the institutions mentioned in section one of this act, whose board, care, instruction, tuition, or clothing shall be chargeable to any town or county, to make a report in writing to the clerk of the board of supervisors of the county so liable, or of which any town is so liable. Such report shall show when such persons were received into said institution, and when known, the name, age, sex, nationality,
removal or discharge of occu
render Sworn statement of accounts.
residence, length of time of commitment or appointment, the name of the officer making such commitment or appointment, and the sum
chargeable per week, month or year for such person. Death, § 4. In case of the death, removal or discharge of any person com
mitted or appointed to any of the institutions mentioned in this act,
it shall be the duty of the officers mentioned in section three of this pants to bo reported." act, to immediately report to the clerk of the board of supervisors of
the respective county the date of such death, removal or discharge. Officers to § 5. It shall be the duty of the officers mentioned in section three
of this act, annually, on or before the fifteenth day of September, to present to the clerk of the board of supervisors of the county, liable for the board, instruction, care, or clothing mentioned in this act, or of the county in which any town is so liable, a sworn statement of the account of such institution, with such county or town, up to the first day of October next succeeding, and in case of a claim for clothing, an itemized statement of the same, and in case any part of the board, care, tuition, or clothing has been paid by any person or persons, the account shall show what sum has been so paid; and accompany. ing such account shall be a report showing the name, age, sex, nationality, and residence of each person mentioned in the account, the name of the officer who made the commitment or appointment, the date and length of commitment or appointment, the time to which the account has been paid, and the amount claimed to the first day of October next succeeding, the sum per week or per annum charged, and if no part of such account has been paid by any person or persons, the report
shall show such fact, duly verified. Penalty for $ 6. Any officer mentioned in this act who shall refuse or neglect to neglect.
make the reports required by this act shall not be entitled to receive any compensation or pay for any services, salary or otherwise, from
any town or county to which he is required to make such report. Filing of $ 7. The clerk of the board of supervisors who shall receive any re
port or account inpursuance of the provisions of this act shall carefully file the same and present the same to the respective boards of supervisors on the second day of the annual meeting of the board next suc
ceeding the receipt of the same. Poor $ 8. The poor-houses in the several counties of this State are hereby exempt.
exempted from the provisions of this act. Kings § 9. Nothing in this act contained shall be held to apply to the exempt.
county of Kings.
§ 1o. This act shall take effect immediately.
the State provided for normal schools, the custody, protec.
PASSED May 20, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The local boards of managers of the respective normal schools in this State shall have the custody, keeping and manage
Local boards to have
ment of the grounds and buildings provided or used for the purposes custody of of such schools, respectively, and other property of the State pertain- and building thereto, with power to protect, preserve and improve the same.
§ 2. Any willful trespass in or upon any of the buildings or grounds Penalty provided or used for the purposes of any of said normal schools or for treswillful injury to any of said buildings or grounds, or any trees, fences, fixtures or other property thereon pertaining thereto, shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment, or either; and concurrently with the courts of record, justices of the peace, police justices and courts of special sessions, in the towns and cities where said schools are situated, shall have the same jurisdiction of said offenses as they have in other cases of misdemeanors within their jurisdiction.
§ 3. For the purpose of protecting and preserving such buildings, Managers grounds and other property, and preventing injuries thereto, and mayo preserving order, preventing disturbances, and preserving the peace in special such buildings and upon such grounds, the local boards of managers of each of said normal schools shall have power, by resolution or otherwise, to appoint, from time to time, one or more special policemen, and the same to remove at pleasure, who shall be police officers, with the same powers as constables of the town or city where such school is located, whose duty it shall be to preserve order, and prevent disturbances and breaches of the peace in and about the buildings, and on and about the grounds used for said school, or pertaining thereto, and protect and preserve the same from injury, and to arrest any and all persons making any loud or unusual noise, causing any disturbance, committing any breach of the peace, or misdemeanor or any willful trespass upon such grounds, or in or upon said buildings, or any part thereof, and convey such person or persons so arrested, with a statement of the cause of the arrest, before a proper magistrate to be dealt with according to law.
$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT relating to leases of railroads and railroad property Rallroads.
within this State.
Passed May 21, 1880. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. Whenever any railroad, or railroad route, not exceeding Transfer ten miles in length, and its franchises within this State, has been of rallo heretofore leased by one railroad company or corporation to any other exceeding railroad company or corporation with the assent of a majority in in length. amount of the stockholders of the company owning such leased railroad or railroad route and franchises, it shall be immaterial whether the assent of said stockholders has been obtained at a stockholders' meeting, or has been individually given in writing; and the leases of all such railroads within this State, which have received such assent of a majority in amount of the individual stockholders of the company or corporation owning the leased road, are hereby declared to be as legal and valid as they would have been had such assent been given at a stockholders' meeting regularly called for that purpose. railroad company now engaged in operating any railroad so leased
may continue to use and operate the same during the term of the lease, upon complying with the terms, covenants and provisions of such lease; and to that end all such leases are hereby ratified and confirmed.
82. This act shall take effect immediately. See ch. 254, L. 1867, ante, vol. 7, p. 79 ; amended by ch. 503, L. 1879, ante, page 808.
boats and vessels.
New York AN ACT in relation to runners or solicitors of passengers or
railroads or transportation companies in the city of New
PASSED May 21, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : Runners SECTION 1. No person shall hereafter upon any street, public highors de- way, dock or pier, or in any park or square, in the city of New York, barred from sell
or upon any water adjacent thereto, over which said city has jurisdicing tickets tion, solicit patronage for any hotel or inn, or passengers or patronage license. for any steamer, steamboat, ship, vessel or railroad, or for any person
or corporation selling or offering for sale passage tickets, or contracting or offering to contract for passage in any such steamer, steamboat, ship, vessel or railroad, without a license for that purpose first
duly obtained in accordance with the provisions of this act. Mayor 8 2. Such license may be issued by the mayor of the city of New may issue license for York, and shall be for the period of one year from the date thereof, one year, and con
and every person receiving such a license shall pay the sum of twenty tinue the dollars therefor to the said mayor, and shall also give to the mayor of sametorom said city a bond with two good and sufficient sureties in the penalty
of three hundred dollars, conditioned for his good behavior and the faithful observance by him of the provisions of this act. It shall be lawful for said mayor, upon an application made prior to the expiration of said license, to renew and continue the same from year to year, provided that the applicant therefor continue in all respects qualified, as herein before provided, to hold such license, and said applicant shall,
upon receiving such renewal, pay into the city treasury a further sum Fee. of twelve dollars and fifty cents per annum as a renewal fee. Revoca- § 3. Licenses and renewals issued under the provisions of this act
may be revoked at any time by the said mayor for any cause satisfactory to him, such cause to be stated in writing to the person so removed at the time of the notice of his removal. No person shall receive any license under the provisions of this act who is not a citizen of the United States, and a person of good general character;
such fact to be proved to the satisfaction of the mayor. Licensed
4. Every person licensed under the provision of this act, whenpersons to
ever employed in soliciting passengers or patronage for steamers, steambadge. boats, ships, vessels or railroads, or patronage for hotels or inns, shall
wear conspicuously upon his coat a metal badge containing the number of his license, said badge to be of such form and to bear snch
further inscription as shall be prescribed by the mayor of the city of Penalty New York. No person not duły licensed as aforesaid shall wear any represent such badge, or any badge purporting to be that of a licensed runner or atlon. solicitor, under a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each offense.
tion of license.
§ 5. Any person who shall carry on the business or engage in the occupation set forth in the first section of this act, without such license, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three months, nor exceeding one year, and any person who, being duly licensed, shall fail to comply with the provisions of the fourth section of this act shall be liable to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars for each offense and shall also forfeit his license.
8 6. The mayor of the city of New York shall render to the comp- Mayor to troller of said city quarterly accounts of all moneys received by him statements under the provisions of this act, and the amounts so received shall be to comppaid over by said mayor into the city treasury.
8.7. This act shall take effect upon the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.
AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and eighty of the Judiciary.
laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled "An act in relation to the judiciary.”
PASSED May 21, 1880 ; three-fifths being prosent. The People of the State of New York represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. Section twenty-five of chapter two hundred and eighty Amending of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled “An act in Laws 1847. relation to the judiciary,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
8 25. Justices of the peace and judges, and justices of inferior Justices of courts, not of record, and their clerks, may be removed, as provided by and justithe constitution, by the supreme court at any general term thereof, ces of inand such general term shall have power to order the proofs upon any courts not proceedings hereunder to be taken before a referee to be appointed by of record, such general term, and to certify the reasonable expenses of such removed referee, which amount, so certified, and also the reasonable expenses supreme of any reference as heretofore or hereafter taxed by any general term court. of said court, under proceedings heretofore taken under the act hereby amended, and remaining unpaid, is hereby declared to be a charge against the city, town or village within which such justices of the peace, judge, or justice of inferior court, not of record, or clerk, exercises the duties of his office. Such general term may also in its discretion require the person or persons instituting proceedings for the removal of either of the officials above named to give security, to be approved by such general term, for the expenses incident to the hearing and determination thereof, in case the charges against such official are not sustained.
8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.