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Chapter 494 provides that it shall be a misdemeanor for any person to distribute "trial samples of any meuicine in a letter box or in any other manner that children may become possessed of the same.

Chapter 188 says that the interlocutory judgment in a suit for divorce may. In the discretion of the court, provide for the payment of alimony until the entry of final Judgment.

Chap.er 461 provides that where a judgment has been recovered wholly for necessaries suid, and where an execution has been returned wholly or partly unsatisfied, the judgment creditor may apply to the court in which said judgment was recovered, and upon satisfactory proof of such facts by affidavit the court must grant an order directing that an execution issue against the pronts of such judgment debtor.

Chapter 132 makes it a misdemeanor to use for Portraits as

advertising purposes the name, portrait or picture of any Advertisements. living person without having first obtained the written

consent of such person, Chapter 328 authorizes the efficers of savings banks to invest the funds of these institutions in the bonds of any toun or village in the State.

Chapter 225 provides that the child of a marriage which is annulled on the ground that one or both of the parties had not attained the ege of legal consent is deemed for all purposes the legitimate child of both parents.

Chapter 216 declares that a justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court shall not be disqualified from taking part in the decision of an action in which an insurance company is a party by reason of his being a policy holder therein.

Chapter 204 exempts from taxation the real property of any fraternal corporation created to build and maintain a building for its meeting, the entire net income of which real property is used to maintain an asylum for the care of worthy members of the fraternity.

Chapter 110 declares that the capital of a trust company shall be invested in bonus and mortgages on unincumbered real property in this state to the extent of GU per centum of the value thereof, in stocks and bonds of this state or of the United Slales, or of any county or incorporated city of this State duly authorized by law to be issued.

Chapter 146 authorizes the immediate committal of a person believed to be insane to a State hospital, but declares that within five days an order for his commitment to the institution must be obiained in a manner otherwise prescribed.

Chapter 447 provides that all articles manufactured in the State prisons, reformatories and penitentiaries soall be of the styles, patterns, designs and qualities fixed by the Board of Classification.

Chapter 129 provides that the Governor may remove any county treasurer, after giving such officer a copy of the charges against him and an opportunity to be heard in his defence.

Chapter 84 provides that a co-operative savings and loan association, a building and mutual loan association, a building, mutual kan and accumulation fund associalion or a building and lot association shall not make deductions from stock payments for running expenses.

Chapter 151 provides that no male child under ten Laws Relating

years of age and no girl under sixteen years of age shall to Labor.

in any city of the State of the first class sell ar vend

newspapers. Chapter 184 declares that no child under the age of fourteen years shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work in or in connection with any factory in the State.

Chapter 255 provides that no child under the age of sixteen years shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work in or in connection with any mercantile establishment, business office or telegraph office, restaurant, hotel, apartment house, or in the distribution or transmission of merchandise or messages, more than fifty-four hours in any one week, or more than nine hours in any day. or before 7 o'clock in the morning or after 10 o'clock in the evening of any day.

Chapter 380 declares that any person who knowingly makes a false statement in relation to any application made for an employment certificate as

to any matter required by Articles 6 and 11 of the Labor law to appear in any affidavit, record or certificate therein provided for is guilty of a misdemeanor."

Chapter 561 says that no male child under the age of eighteen years nor any female shall be employed in any factory in this State in operating or using any emery. tripoll, rouge, corundum, stone, carborundum or any abrasive.

Chapter 349 declares that any one is guilty of a misdemeanor who either by himself or with another wiliully deprives a member of the National Guard of his employ

ment, "or prevents his being employed by himself The National Guard. another, obstructs or annoys said member of said

National Guard, or his employer in respect of his traje. business or employment, because said member of said National Guard is such member. or cissuades any person from enlistment in the said National Guard by threat of injury to him in case he shall so enlist in respect of his employment, trade or business."

Chapter 74 provides that the Adjutant General shall biennially advertise for bids for the iurnishing and making of the uniforms and equipments of the National Guard,

Chapter 1ő provides a certain rate for “duty pay" for members of the National Guard of various ranks.

Chapter 76 makes eligible for appointment as a brigadier general a man who has been in active service in the National Guard as a commissioned officer for a period of fifteen years, ten of which were as a field or general officer, or both combined.



Chapter 77 provides that the Governor, or commanding officer of the National Guard, with the approval of the Governor, may relieve any organization of the militia on active duty from the further performance of such duty and may order any other organization to perform such duty.

Chapter 195 provides that when the Governor shall, with the consent of the legislature, be out of the State in time of war, at the head of the military force thereof, he shall continue commander in chief of all the military force of the State.

Chapter 435 provides that the Governor may, upon the recommendation of the commanding officer of the National Guard or of the Naval Militia, respectively, detail supernumerary or retired officers for active duty.

Chapter 633 appropriates $25,000 for the purchase of additional land for the rifle range at Creedmoor.

Chapter 213 provides that the staff of the Governor shall have sixteen aidesde-camp. Chapter 347 provides that every city of the second and third class shall annually

within sixty days after the close of its fiscal year Financial Reports. make a report of its financial conditicn to the Secretary

of State. Chapter 450 provides that no fraternal beneficiary society shall hereafter make

any promise with its members for the payment of money Insurance Laws. upon the expiration of a fixed period in case a death loss

has not been incurred before the expiration of such period, except certain specified societies.

Chapter 106 provides that it shall not be lawful for any association of individual underwriters known as Lloyds to stamp, print or write, or otherwise cause or permit to be stamped, written or printed, upon any fire insurance policy issued by it, any words which may in any way to convey impression hat such policy is in form or substance the standard form of policy prescribed by Chapter 690 of the Laws of 1892 for the use of corporations authorized by law to transact the business of fire insurance within this state.

Chapter 294 provides for the payment of a tax by persons who have procured any policy of insurance from a foreign fire insurance corporation not authorized to transact business in this State by the Superintendent of th3 Insurance Department, under the provisions of Article III of Chapter 690 of the laws of 1892.

Chapter 471 says that the associations of underwriters known as Lloyds shall yearly file with the Superintendent of the Insurance Department a statement of their affairs.

Chapter 530 provides that foreign fire insurance companies not anthorized to do business in this State by the Superintendent of the Insurance Department under the provisions of Chapter 690 of the Laws of 1892, which shall Insure any property in this State against loss or injury by fire, shall annually on or before the irst day of July pay a tax of 1 per centum on all premiums or assessments collected or received by it for such insurance to the Superintendent of the Insurance Department,

Chapter 666 amends the Insurance law in relation to the assets and liabilities of casualty insurance corporations by providing that there shall also be charged, as a liability to each company which undertakes or writes insurance under Subdivision 3 of Section 70 of Chapter 690 of the Laws of 1892, whether organized under this or any other State or country, a further reserve, which is described in detail.

Chapter 135 provides that the president of a title and guarantee corporation must be elected from among the directors. Chapter 537 provides that in villages the board of trustees shall have authority to

grant consent to the construction of a street surface railLaws Concerning road, "except that in villages where the control of the Railroads.

streets is vested in any other board or authorities such

other board or authorities shall be the local authorities referred to, and the consent of such other board or authorities hereafter or heretofore obtained shall be sufficient."

Chapter 121 makes it the duty of the owners of steamboats, except ferryboats on the Hudson River, to transport the bicycle of any passenger as ordinary baggage.

Chapter 325 provides that after December 1, 1904, the cars of street railway companies opcrated outside of city limits, except those of the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, during the months of December, January, February and March, except cars attached to the rear of other cars, shall have th fronts of their platforms to the front of their hoods inclosed; and except also that where the cars of any corporation are operated wholly in cities other than the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn such corporations need inclose only one-third of the front platforms of their cars prior to December 1, 1904.

Chapter 30 provides that the consolidation of a domestic with a foreign railroad corporation shall not be deemed invalid because such roads at the time of the consolidation did not form a connected and continuous line if when the consolidation was effected or thereafter an intermediate line by purchase or by a lease became with the consolidated roads a continuous line of railroad.

Chapter 311 says personal service of a summons upon a defendant, if a foreign corporation, may be made by delivering a copy of it to certain of its officials, who are named.

Chapter 597 extends for three years from January 1, 1904, the time for the completion of street surface railroads which bave acquired one-third of their right of way,

Chapter 626 suspends the limitation of time for the beginning of the construction of railroads while in the hands of receivers.

Chapter 267 says, after prescribing the method of assessing bank shares of solvent

banks, that in assessing bank shares the value of each Assessment of

share of stock in each bank or banking association in Bank Stock.

liquidation shall be ascertained and fixed by cíviding the

actual assets of such bank or banking association by the number of outstanding shares of such bank or banking association. Corporation Law

Chapter 320 provides that the number of directors of Amendments.

any stock corporation may be increased or reduced, but

not below the minimum number prescribed by law. Chapter 384 says that the admission of a nember of ar aggregate corporation who is not a party shall not be received as evidence against the corporation unless it was made while a member of such corporation and testifying as a witness concerning a transaction of the corporation.

Chapter 290 provides that a receiver of the property of a corporation can be appointed only by a court and in one of several cases, one being upon the application of the Regents of the University in aid of the liquidation of a corporation whose dissolution they contemplate or have decreed.

Chapter 472 provides that a will made in a foreign Foreign Wills.

land must be authenticated by a certificate of a judge

of a court of record of such foreign country. Chapter 13 authorizes a magistrate of a criminal court to issue a warrant for the arrest of the father of an abandoned child when the child has been committed to

a charitable institution the court may then require the Relating to Children, payment by him of a weekly sum toward the support of

the child. Chapter 331 provides that all cases involving the commitment or trial of children actually or apparently under the age of sixteen years for any violation of law in any court shall be heard and determined by such court at suitable times separate and apart from the trial of other criminal cases.

Chapter 329 provides that when a child under the age of sixteen years is arrested in New-York or Buffalo a police officer may accept the personal recognizance of a parent or other custodian of such a child to produce such child before the proper court on the following cay.

Chapter 309 makes it a misdemeanor for the proprietor of a junk shop to buy any goods of a child under the age of sixteen years.

Chapter 613 provides that when practicable any child under the age of sixteen years arrested for a criminal offence and then placed on probation shall be placed with a probation officer of the same religious faith as that of the child's parents.

Chapter 376 provides that a parent or other person having the care or custody. "for nurture or education, of a chid under the age of fourteen years, who deserts the child in any place, with intent wholly to abandon it, is punishable by imprisonment in a State prison for not more than seven years."

Chapter 27 exempts from assessments for highway Rural Legislation, labor all honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who have lost an arm or a leg the military

or naval service of the United States.

Chapter 542 provides that no trnit shall be sold in packages unless the package contains a label stating the State where the fruit was grown.

Chapter 492 provides that in a town which has adopted the money system ot taxation for highway purposes the town board may at a regular meeting fix the compensation of the commissioner of higaways of such town at a sum of not less than $2 nor more than $3 a day.

Chapter 465 authorizes the board of supervisors of each county to raise by tax on real and personal property not more than $5.000. to be expended in the repair and construction of sidepaths in such county.

Chapter 339 provides that the board of supervisors of any county may by resolution fix a time when the biennial town meetings in such county shall be held, which shall be either on some day between the first day of February and the first day of May, inclusive, or on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of an odd numbered year.

Chapter 610 provides that in any town in which a highway has been or may be graded under certain enumerated laws the owner of the land adjacent shall be entitled to recover from he town the damage resulting from any change of grade.

Chapter 305 provides that if a farm is divided by a line between two or more tax districts it shall be assessed in the tax district in which the dwelling house or other principal buildings are located.

Chapter 324 authorizes the town board of any town to fix the compensation of the assessors in their town, not to exceed $3 a dav each.

Chapter 222 says that whenever a town board of health shall certify to the board of trustees of a town that there is need of more sewers the latter board shall consider such recommendations and, if it approves of them, certify the fact to the State Department of Health for its approval, and that if the State Department of Health approves of the recommendations the work shall be undertaken.

Chapter 196 provides that the fire commissioners in any fire district may expend $100 annually in the purchase of fire apparatus without any appropriation voted therefor by the taxpayers of such district.

Chapter 313 provides that if a village constitutes only one election district the trustees, president and clerk of the village, after the first election of village officers shall be inspectors of election for the village.

Chapter 469 authorizes towns to borrow money for constructing highways.

Chapter 275 provides that the provisions of any special or local law or municipal ordinance requiring the payment of a license fee for exhibitions or entertainments shall not apply to any exhibition held on the grounds of a town or county fair association if the association derives a pecuniary profit from such exhibition or entertainment by the lease of its grounds for such purpose or otherwise.

Chapter 142 provides that of all moneys appropriated in the regular appropriation bill during any one year by the legislature for distribution among the agricultural

societies by the Commissioner of Agriculture, the said Aid to County Fairs. Commissioner may distribute to the agricultural societies

entitled to partake thereof an amount to ench one yearly from the moneys due said society not to exceed 50 per centum of the amount of premiums paid by the said ciety at its annual fair held during said year.

Chapter 1 appropriated $10,000 for the prevention and suppression of infectious and contagious diseases among domestic animals.

Chapter 606 provides for diminishing the boundaries of a village under certain circumstances.

Chapter 489 authorizes an increase of the number of members of the board of education of a union free school district.

Chapter 463 says that no change shall be made in the number of trustees of a school district unless notice is given by the board of education at the time the annual school meeting is called that a vote will be taken upon the question at such meeting.

Chapter 338 provides that a non-resident who owns real property in a town may file with the town clerk a notice stating his (the non-resident's) name and residence, and thus secure notice of the taxes due on his property.

Chapter 233 provides that the boards of education in union free school districts may borrow money in anticipation of taxes for the purposes of paying school expenses.

Chapter 228 provides that all moneys collected for the repair and construction of highways and all money received from the State for the same purpose, except in the counties of Nassau and Oneida, shall be paid to the supervisor of the town, who shall be its' custodian.

Chapter 214 provides that persons bringing neat cattle into this State for dairy or breeding purposes shall report the fact immediately to the Commissioner of Agriculture, giving their point of destination.

Chapter 170 provides that the expense of the publication of the notice of sale of unredeemed lands upon which taxes have not been paid in a county not included in the Forest Reserve, if thereafter redeemed, shall be a charge on the land liable to be sold and shall be added to the tax and interest.

Chapter 136 provides for the payment of the cost of cutting weeds growing along the sides of a highway by the owner of the adjacent land.

Chapter 131 authorizes a village board to expend a certain sum in improving a village water system.

Chapter 122 authorizes a town board in a town in which ballot machines are used to alter the boundaries of election districts,

Chapter 57 authorizes the election of two commissioners of highways.

Chapter 20 provides that no person snall knowingly or wilfully keep any peach tree affected with the disease known as little peach.' Chapter 625 provides that no ordinance adopted by the authorities of any city

shall require the owner of any automobile, to propellet Limiting Speed of at a slower rate of speed than eight miles an hour within Automobiles.

the closely built up portions of such city, nor at a slower

rate of speed than fifteen miles an hour where the houses in such city upon any highway are more than one hundred feet apart.

Chapter 459 provides that every child between eight and fourteen years of age shall regularly attend upon instruction at a school in which at least six common

school branches of reading. spelling, writing, arithmetic, Educational Laws. English grammar and geography taught, or upon

equivalent instruction by a competent teacher elsewhere than at a school. The law also says that every such child between eight and fourteen years of age shall so attend upon instruction as many days annually, during the period between the first days of October and the following June, as the public school of the district or city in which such child resides shall be in session during the same period.

Chapter 265 provides that school trustees may make contracts for the teaching of children in any other school district.

Chapter 524 declares that “no person or persons. firm, association or corporation shall within this State manufacture, produce, sell, offer or expose for sale any article

of food which is adulterated or misbranded within the Adulteration

meaning of this act." The act also says: "The term food of Food,

as used herein shall include all articles used for food,

confectionery or condiments by man, whether simple, mixed or compound. In the case of confectionery, an article shall be deemed to be adulterated if it contain terra alba, barytes. talc. chrome yellow or other mineral substances or poisonous colors or flavors or other ingredients deleterious or detrimental to bealth. In the case of food an article shall be deemed to be adulterated if any substance or substances has or have been mixed or packed with it so as to reduce or lower or injuriously affect its quality or strength, so that such product, when offered for sale, shall deceive or tend to deceive the purchaser."

Chapter 256 provides that ducks, geese, brant and Protection of

swan shall not be taken from January 1 to September 15, Wild Fowl.

both inclusive, or possessed from March 1 to September 15, both inclusive,


Several amendments to the constitution were approved of by the legislature. One

amends Section 4 of Article VII by declaring that direct Amendments to the taxes must be imposed to pay the principal of any debt Constitution.

incurred by the State within a period of fifty years instead

of within a period of elghteen years, as at present required, and that bonds to run for a period of fifty years may be issued under these circumstances.

Another amends Section 12 of Article VII by authorizing the incurring of debt to the amount of $50,000,000 for the improvement of highways

Another amends Section 1 of Article XII by declaring that "the legislature may regulate and fix the wages or salaries, the hours of work or labor and make provision for the protection, welfare and safety of persons employed by the State, or by any county, city, town, village or other civil division of the State, or by any contractor or sub-contractor performing work, labor or services for the State or for any county, city, town, village or other civil division thereof." This amendment will be submitted to the people at the general election held in 1905.

Another amendment amends Section 1 of Article VI by authorizing the legislature to increase the number of justices in any judicial district. This amendment will be submitted to the people at the general election held in 1905.

Another amendment amends Section 10 of Article VIII, which limits the power of a city to Incur debt by providing that debts incurred by the city of New-York after January 1, 1904, to provide for a supply of water, shall not be included in the list ct securities considered in estimating the debt of a city,

Another amendment adds to Article VII a new section, to be known as Section 11, which provides in substance that if the indirect revenues of the State are sufficient for the maintenance of its government and the payment of its debts no direct State tax need be imposed in any year.

STATE APPROPRIATIONS. The annual Appropriation act, Chapter 598, Laws of 1903, as it received the approval of Governor Odell, appropriated, including refunds (which amounted to $623,515 44) and reappropriations (which amounted to $66,346 32), the sum of $17,423,311 15. The appropriations were made for the following objects: General fund.

General fund. Executive $51,050 00 Insane

$4,019,100 00 Judiciary 969,250 00 || National Guard.

486,000 00 Court of Claims. 31,600 000 Prison Commission.

11,000 00 Legislative 538,000 00 State Prison..

6-12,500 00 Secretary of State. 47.500 00 | Dannemora Hospital.

54,000 00 *Controller 132,055 00 |Matteawan Hospital..

71,400 00 Stationery .. 11,000 00 Printing

375,000 00 Treasurer 29,300 00 Quarantine

37,520 00 Attorney General. 79, 820 00 Railroad Commission.

77,900 00 *State Engineer.

24,520 00 Superintendent of Elections. 97,800 00 11Department of Public In

*Public Works...

1,800 00 struction 54,200 00 Public Buildings.

220, 450 00 tRegents 536,836 23 Inspector Steam Vessels.

8,000 00 Department of Agriculture.. 266, 70000 Tax Commission..

54,000 00 State Architect. 50,030 00 Fiscal Supervisor.

26,820 00 Bank Department 83,320 00 | Public Institutions..

1,421,950 00 Board of Charities.. 78,300 00 Educational Institutions.

274,915 45 Civil Service.... 35.950 00 Cornell University.

94,428 80 Department of Excise. 329,370 00 County treasurers..

55,000 00 Forest, Fish and Game. 147, 150 00 Niagara Reservation.

25, 000 00 Health Department, 66,400 00 | Redemption

10,000 00 State Historian.. 6,350 00 Indian affairs..

8.526 67 Inspector of Gas Meters. 23,500 00 Various

9,100 00 Insurance Department.

170,700 00 Land Office.. 5,000 00 Total

$11,979,972 15 Department of Labor.

129,860 00 *Canal fund-Controller. $11.995; State Engineer, $3.000; Public Works, $925,044.

Trust fund-Department of Public Instruction, $252.000: Regents, $97,500; National Guard. $2,000.

Free school fund--Department of Public Instructiori, $4,503,300.

There was also reappropriated $66,346 32. The appropriations therefore were as follows: General fund

$11.979, 972 15 Canal fund

940,039 00 Free school fund..

4,503,300 00 Total

$17.423.311 15 Trust fuad

351.000 00 Grand total..

$17,774,311 15 The appropriation from the “trust fund" mentioned above does not involve any taxation, but simply appropriates money previously raised by taxation. “Reappropriations'' also do not involve any taxation.

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