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formed, or to the part or parts which shall have been detached from a town and added to another town, to be collected as prescribed by law.
$ 3. The assessors of the town or towns to which shall have been added a Assessors part of another town shall yearly, until such bonds be paid, make a separate list of and distinct list of the taxable inhabitants and lands contained in the terri- taxable tory so annexed in the assessment roll of the said town, in all respects similar inhabita in form and manner to the assessment roll as now made. Said list shall be desig- lands. nated in such roll “List of annexed lands and inhabitants."
§ 4. Such proportionate shares of moneys collected as provided in the Moneys to second section of this act shall be paid by the supervisor of the town wherein be paid by
supervisor collected to the railroad commissioners of the town or towns from which such to railterritory shall have been detached, and such commissioners shall use such road. moneys for the payment of the bonds issued in the same manner they are required to use the moneys raised in their own town.
$ 5. The provisions of this act shall apply to all cases where a new town In what shall have been formed, or the line of any town shall have been changed by the cases proboard of supervisors of any county since the first day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, where no proceedings have been taken under chapter apply. five hundred and ninety-seveu of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy.
$ 6. Chapter five hundred and ninety-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to vest in the board of supervisors certain legislative powers and to prescribe their fees, passed April third, eighteen hundred and forty-nine,'" is hereby repealed.
Ante, vol. 3, p. 331 ; vol. 7, p. 765.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the laws Religious
of eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, entitled " An act in relation societies. to trusts for the benefit of the meetings of the religious society of Friends."
PASSED May 20, 1880. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1, Section two of chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the laws Amending of eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, entitled “ An act in relation to trusts for ch. 184, the benefit of the meetings of the religious society of Friends," is hereby amended so as to read as follows :
8 2. Trusts of real or personal estate for the benefit of any meeting of the Society of religious society of Friends may be hereafter created for the use of such meet- Friends, ing according to the regulations and rules of discipline of said society ; and be created the legal estate of any property, so held in trust, shall be vested in the trustees for use of. and in those to whom such property may be conveyed in trust, by the appointment of any such meeting, so long as may be required for the objects and purposes of such trusts, but nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to impair or diminish the rights of any person, meeting, or association of persons claiming to be a meeting of the religious society of Friends, which such person, or meeting, or association claiming to be a meeting as aforesaid, bad either in law or in equity to or in any real or personal estate held in trust for the use and benefit of any meeting of the said religious society, prior to the division which took place in said religious society at the yearly meeting held in the city of New York in the month of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight; and nothing in this act contained shall authorize any real or personal estate to be held in trust for any meeting of such society, the annual value or income of which shall exceed twenty thousand dollars.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Ante, vol. 4, p. 428.
Establishment of lines between
Boundary AN ACT to provide for the settlement of the boundary lines
between the State of New York and the States of Pennsyl. vania and New Jersey, respectively.
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. Whereas, by an act of the legislature, passed the twentysixth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, the regents of
the university were authorized and directed, “in connection with the New York, authorities of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, respectively, to replace Jersey
any monuments which have become dilapidated or been removed, on
the boundary lines of those States; ” and, whereas, from the examinaPennsyl
tion made by said regents it has been found that said monuments, as located by the original joint commissioners, do not conform in all cases to the verbal descriptions of said lines, and questions have arisen between the commissioners of said States as to the proper location of said monuments; therefore, it is hereby declared that the lines originally laid down and marked with monuments by the several joint commissioners duly appointed for that purpose, and which have since been acknowledged and legally recognized by the several States interested, as the limits of their territory and jurisdiction, are the boundary lines of said States, irrespective of want of conformity to the verbal descriptions thereof.
$ 2. Said regents are hereby authorized and empowered to designate and appoint three of their number as commissioners to meet such commissioners as have been or may be appointed and vested with similar powers, on the part of the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, or either of them, and with such last-mentioned commissioners, as soon as may be, to proceed to ascertain and agree upon the location of said lines as originally established and marked with monuments; aud in case any monuments are found dilapidated or removed from their original location, said commissioners are authorized to renew or replace them in a durable manner, in their original positions, and to erect such additional monuments at such places on said lines as they may deer necessary for the proper designation of the boundary lines of said States. The said regents shall report the action of said commissioners to the legislature of this State for its consideration and ratification.
$ 3. The sum of three thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury applicable for such purposes, to pay the necessary expenses and disbursements of said commissioners in the performance of the duties required by this act, and the comptroller is authorized to draw his warrant upon the treasurer for moneys hereby appropriated from time to time, as the same may be needed.
8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to legalize the official acts of certain justices of the Justices of
PASSED May 20, 1880. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The official acts of every justice of the peace heretofore Acts quesdone and performed, duly elected or appointed to the office, so far as tioned by 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
8 3. This act shall take effect immediately. See ch. 221, ante, p. 953.
AN ACT to provide for the reporting of appointments or com- Benevo
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,
§ 2. 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 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.
§ 3. 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,
of occupants to bo
render Sworn statement of ac
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. discharge
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 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. Omcers 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 counts. 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, nation. ality, 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 rereport.
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 succeeding the receipt of the same.
8 8. The poor-houses in the several counties of this State are hereby exempt.
exempted from the provisions of this act.
8 9. Nothing in this act contained shall be held to apply to the exempt.
county of Kings.
§ 10. 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 buiding 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
policemen 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 railheretofore leased by one railroad company or corporation to any other exceeding railroad company or corporation with the assent of a majority in the miles
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. And any railroad company now engaged in operating any railroad so leased