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county clerk shall vest in the state. Title to such real estate Title to and easements whether acquired by purchase or pursuant to state. such provisions of the highway law, shall be vested in the state, and if necessary, for such purpose, the board of supervisors shall convey the same to the state. The construction of such construc. bridge and approaches shall be by contract, to be let, so far as by conpracticable, in the manner provided in section one hundred and thirty of the highway law, which section, so far as practicable, shall apply to contracts hereunder and to payments thereon. The state superintendent of public works may enter into a contract or Contracts. contracts for the construction of the approaches as soon as practicable but no contract shall be executed for the bridge until after the necessary consents and approvals of the federal authorities have been obtained. Any moneys appropriated for carrying out the Money provisions of this act shall be available for payments on such con-ated, availtracts and for the expense of surveys, soundings, plans, designs what purand specifications, advertising, investigations and for the employ. poses, ment of additional assistants and of experts and for communications and conferences with federal authorities, within or without the state.

§ 3. When such bridge shall have been completed, it shall be control of under the jurisdiction and control of the superintendent of public works and shall be kept open to the public at all times upon payment of tolls at below the maximum rates hereinafter provided. Such superintendent may erect toll gates upon the approaches thereto and fix and collect rates of toll for persons, vehicles and animals, at not ceeding the following amounts: Foot passengers: adults, fifteen cents; children, five to twelve years of age, ten cents. Motor driven vehicles (including driver): motorcycle, twenty-five cents; motor cycle with side car, thirty-five cents; automobiles, under one hundred inch wheel base, eighty cents; automobiles, over one hundred inch wheel base, one dollar; automobile trucks, under one hundred inch wheel base, eighty cents; automobile trucks, over one hundred inch neel base, load two tons or less, one dollar and fifty cents; automobile trucks, over one hundred inch wheel base, load two to five tons, one dollar and seventy-five cents; automobile trucks, over one hundred inch wheel base, load over five tons, fifty cents for each additional ton, no truck over ten tons; moving vans, light, two dollars; moving vans, loaded, three dollars. Horse drawn vehicles (including driver): One horse wagon, not over sixteen feet long, fifty cents; one horse wagon, sixteen to twenty feet long, sixty cents; two horse wagon, not over sixteen feet long, load two tons or less, sixty cents; two horse wagon, sixteen to twenty feet long, or load over two tons, seventy-five cents. Live stock on deck: horses, oxen, cows and yearlings, twenty cents; calves, hogs,

3 Words " whether acquired by purchase or pursuant to such provisions of the higliway law,” new.

4 Words superintendent of public works " substituted for words “ state commissioner of highways."

5 Word "superintendent” substituted for word commissioner.”

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sheep and lambs, ten cents. Passengers in vehicles : adults, fifteen cents; children, five to twelve years of age, ten cents. Miscellaneous: bicycle and rider, twenty cents; saddle horse and rider, thirty cents; trailer on automobile or wagon, one dollar each; additional horses attached to vehicles, each, twenty cents; each addi

tional foot over twenty feet in length of vehicles, ten cents, proWhen tolls vided, however, that where the revenues to the state from such

tolls, over and above the expenses of maintenance and operation, shall equal the entire investment of the state for original construction, and for the acquisition of real property and easements by the counties of Dutchess and Ulster, as herein provided, as shall be evidenced by certificate of the state comptroller filed in his office and a duplicate in the office of such superintendent of public works, the collection of such tolls shall cease and the bridge shall

be maintained as a free bridge for the public, by such superintendApplication ent. Moneys frona tolls received by such superintendents shall be

paid into the state treasury as provided in section thirty-seven of payment of the state finance law 'until the amount so paid into the state treas

ury equals the entire investment of the state for original construction. Thereafter the suprintendent* of public parks shall retain such tolls and deposit the same in a bank or trust company,

and annually, on or before the tenth day of October, shall pay to the treasurers of the counties of Dutchess and Ulster, respectively, the balance of such tolls and interest on account thereof to his credit on the first day of October preceding, in the proportions that the expense incurred by each of such counties for the acquisition of real property and easements bears to the entire expense so incurred by both of such counties for such purpose ; and shall continue to make such payments until the entire original investment of such counties for the acquisition of real property and easements shall have been repaid. Moneys so received by the treasurers of such counties shall be applicable to the payment of the principal and interest of bonds, if any, issued for the purpose of acquiring such real property or easements, or shall otherwise be applicable to such county purposes as the board of supervisors, by resolution, shall determine.

§ 2 This act shall take effect immediately.

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6 Words " and for the acquisition of real property and easements by the counties of Dutchess and Ulster, as herein provided, new.

7 Words“ superintendent of public works" substituted for words commissioner of highways.”

8 Word “superintendent' substituted for word “ commissioner.” • Remainder of section new.

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CHAPTER 14
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of the laws of

nineteen hundred and twenty-foum, entitled “An art to create a temporary
commission to inquire into and report upon th, number, distribution and
condition of crippled children throughout the state, to recommend means
more adequately to meet their needs, and making an appropriation there-

for," in relation to the time of making report. Became a law February 13, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senaie and Asseinbly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Section five of chapter one hundred and eighty-seven L. 1924,

ch. 187, of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, entitled "An

5 act to create a temporary commission to inquire into and report amended. upon the number, distribution and condition of crippled children throughout the state, to recommend means more adequately to meet their needs, and making an appropriation therefore*, hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 5. The commission shall make a report of its proceedings. Report. together with its recommendations, to the legislature on or before the fifteenth day of March,' nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and may accompany its report with such proposed legislative measures to carry its recommendations into effect, as to the commission may seem proper.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 15

AN ACT to legalize the acts and proceedings of the board of supervisors

of the county of Chautauqua, and the officers and agents of such board and county, in relation to the issuance and sale of bonds of such county to the amount of two million dollars for the construction and improvement of highways in such county, to legalize, validate and confirm'such bonds

and to provide for their payment. Became a law February 17, 1925, 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. The acts and proceedings of the board of supervisors Proceedings

legalized. of the county of Chautauqua, on the fourteenth day of Novem..er, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, in relation to authorizing the issuance and sale of bonds of such county to the amount of two million dollars to provide moneys to pay the estimated share of the county of the cost of construction and improvements of highways in such county under the provisions of sections one hundred forty-one-a, one hundred forty-two, three hundred twenty, and three hundred twenty-a of the highway law, heretofore constructed * So in original. [Word misspelled.] Formerly February."

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cr improved or to be constructed and improved, and all acts and proceedings of such board, its officers and agents, and officers and agents of such county, before and since such day in relation to such matter, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed, notwithstanding any want of statutory power or authority, or any irregularity or omission in such acts or proceedings; and the board of

supervisors of such county is hereby authorized, by resolution or ods au resolutions, to provide for the execution of such bonds, and, from

time to time, for the time and manner of the issuance and sale thereof or of any part, and to prescribe the form of such bonds, the rate of interest and time and manner of payment of principal and interest, provided, however, that the bond or bonds last maturing shall be payable not later than the first day of April, nineteen hundred and forty-two, and that the bonds shall be sold for not less than par. Such bonds are hereby legalized, validated and confirmed, and, when issued and sold, shall be valid obligations of the county of Chautauqua. Such county and the board of supervisors thereof, in the manner provided by law, shall levy and collect in each year, while any such bonds are outstanding and unpaid, upon all taxable property in such county, a tax sufficient to pay the inferest upon such bonds and the principal thereof as the same shall become due and payable.

§ 2. This act shall not affect any action or proceeding now pend ing in any court.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Bonds legalized.

Tax for payment.

Pending actions.

CHAPTER 16

$1 amended.

AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and four of the laws of nineteen

hundred and nineteen, entitled “ An act to create the board of equalization for the county of Erie for the equalization of taxes and assessments, and to define its powers and duties,” in relation to the compensation of the

commissioners of equalization. Became a law February 17, 1925, 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: L. 1919,

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and four of ch. 304,

the laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen, entitled “An act to create the board of equalization for the county of Erie for the equalization of taxes and assessments, and to define its powers and duties," as last amended by chapter one hundred and seventyfive of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby

amended to read as follows: Equaliza- § 1. There shall be two equalization commissioners appointed missioners ; by a majority vote of the justices of the supreme court residing appoint

in the county of Erie evidenced by a certificate which shall be ment, terms, con- filed in the office of the clerk of the county of Erie. Said appointpensation, qualifica- ments to be for the term of three years, except that the members

of the first board shall be appointed as follows: One for a term

tions.

ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty, and one for a term ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-one. Each commissioner shall receive an annual compensation of five thousand dollars per year and in addition thereto his necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in the discharge of his duties, but the total amount paid to any commissioner for his expenses in any one year shall not exceed seven hundred and fifty dollars. Both of said commissioners shall be residents of the county of Erie and not members of the board of supervisors of said county. One of said commissioners shall be a resident of the city of Buffalo and one shall be a resident of that part of the county of Erie without the city of Buffalo. One of said commissioners shall be chosen from the political party polling the highest number of votes for governor at the last gubernatorial election and the other from the political party polling the next highest vote for governor at the last gubernatorial

tion. If the com- Vacancies. missioner residing in the city of Buffalo removes from that city, the office of such commissioner shall become vacant and if the commissioner residing in that portion of the county outside of the city of Buffalo removes therefrom, the office of such commissioner shall become vacant. When vacancies occur from any cause, such vacancies shall be filled as hereinbefore provided by appointment for the unexpired term of such commissioner of a person of the same political faith as that of his predecessor at the time of his appointment.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 17

AN ACT providing that the board of trustees of the Mount Sinai Hospital

be elected annually by majority vote of the remaining members of the

board. Became a law February 17, 1925, 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. The various classes of the board of trustees of The Election of Mount Sinai Hospital, as now constituted, shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms, and the successors of said respective classes shall be elected by a majority vote oi the remaining members of the board of trustees annually upon the expiration of the terms of said respective classes.

§ 2. Any act or acts inconsistent with this act are hereby Inconsistrepealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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