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of taxable property lying within such district, as appears by the last preceding town assessment-roll of such town and for a period not exceeding five years at any one time. The amount of any such contract shall be assessed, levied or collected upon the taxable property in such district in the same manner, at the same time and by the same officers as the taxes, charges or expenses of such town are assessed, levied and collected and the same shall be paid over by the supervisor to the village furnishing such fire protection. This section shall apply to a water supply district formed under the provisions of section eighty-one of the transportation corporations law, as well as to water, highway, water supply or fire districts formed under the provisions of this chapter. No such contract shall be made, however, with any such village unless, in the opinion of the town board, it has suitable apparatus and appliances for the furnishing of such fire protection in such district.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 32

ch. 30,

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to lights on motor vehicles

at night while standing on streets or highways. Became a law February 24, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and dssembly, do enact as follows:

L. 1909, Section 1. Subdivision five of section two hundred and eightysix of chapter thirty of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, & 286, entitled "An act relating to highways, constituting chapter twenty- amended. five of the consolidated laws," such section having been added by chapter three hundred and seventy-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, and such subdivision added by chapter five hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and eighteen and last amended by chapter five hundred and eighty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended to read as follows:

5. Motor vehicles when standing upon the street or highway during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise must display two lights in front and a red light in the rear which shall be visible from a point at least one hundred feet distant, provided, however, upon the end of the motor vehicle against the curb and where such lights are dispensed with by law or ordinances no light is required.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1 Words " during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise," new.

CHAPTER 33

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AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the use of number plates

before commencement of year. Became a law February 24, 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. Subdivision five of section two hundred and eightytwo of chapter.thirty of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to highways, constituting chapter twentyfive of the consolidated laws," as added by chapter three hundred and seventy-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten and last amended by chapter five hundred and eighty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended to read as follows:

5. Time for registration and re-registration. Registration applied for and certificates issued on such application or under any application made prior to January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, shall expire on the latter date. Registration thereafter shall be renewed annually in the same manner and upon payment of the same annual fee as provided in this section for registration, to take effect on the first day of January, in each year beginning with such date in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-two; and the certificates of registration issued thereunder or issued between any such dates shall expire on the succeeding first day of January. ?Provided, however, that renewal plates may be displayed as provided in subdivision one of section two hundred and eighty-three of this chapter at any time within five days of the commencement of the year for which they are issued, and, if so displayed, they shall be substituted for and in the place of the plates issued for the year in which the substitution is made.

§ 2. Subdivision three of section two hundred and eighty-four of such chapter, as added by chapter three hundred and seventyfour of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, and last amended by chapter three hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:

3. Registration under this section shall be renewed and new plates procured annually, to take effect on the first day of January of each year.

All registrations under this section, including original registrations made after January first of any year, shall expire on the first day of January following the time the registration takes effect. *Provided, however, that renewal plates may be displayed as provided in subdivision one of section two hundred and eighty-three of this chapter at any time within five days of

1 Previously amended by L. 1911, ch. 491; L. 1917, ch. 769. 2 Following sentence new.

3 Previously amended by L. 1911, ch. 491; L. 1917, ch. 174. Section 284 is again amended by L. 1925, ch. 313, post; the amendments here effected are not incorporated in § 284 as amended by said ch. 313.

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the commencement of the year for which they are issued, and, if so displayed, they shall be substituted for and in the place of the plates issued for the year in which the substitution is made.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 34
AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the extension of police districts

in certain towns to include incorporated villages of such towns. Became a law February 24, 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 foliows:

Section 1. Section three hundred and nineteen of chapter sixty- L. 1909, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An g 319 act relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the con- amended. solidated laws," as added by chapter two hundred and thirtythree of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 319. Town board may establish police districts. The town board of a town in a county adjoining a city of the first class may establish and define the bounds of a police district or police districts in such town outside of any incorporated village. The town board of any such town may, however, extend such a district to include any incorporated village or villages within such town, provided that the board of trustees of such village approves the same. Upon the adoption by the board of trustees of such village of the necessary resolutions approving the extension of such a district to include such village the police force or police department of such village shall no longer be maintained by such village, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any inconsistent provision thereof hereby being declared inapplicable, provided, however, that the members of such force or department shall be immediately transferred to the police force of the police district so extended. If any such village maintains what is known as a police pension fund, the same shall remain in existence for the benefit of the members so transferred unless the same or any part thereof shall be transferred to the New York state employees' retirement system fund, as provided in section seventy-three of the civil service law.

§ 2. Section three hundred and nineteen-b of such chapter, as $ 319b added by chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the laws of amended. nineteen hundred and twenty and amended by chapter forty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 319-b. Police force; appointment and salaries. The police commissioners shall appoint a chief of police or a director of public safety and such other officers” and such number of policemen

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as may be needed and fix the amount and times of payment of their compensation. No person shall be eligible to appointment on the police force, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who shall have been convicted of a felony or who shall be unable to read or write understandingly the English language. Members of the police force shall have all the powers of peace officers.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 35
AN ACT to amend the membership corporation* law, in relation to the sale

of real property by a fire corporation.
Became a law February 24, 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. Chapter forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to membership corporations, constituting chapter thirty-five of the consolidated laws,” is hereby amended by inserting therein a new section, to be section one hundred and three-a, to read as follows:

§ 103-a. Fire corporation may sell real property to fire district. Any corporation formed under chapter three hundred and ninetyseven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three or chapter three hundred and fifteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, or under this article, may, with the leave of the court, convey real property, without consideration, to a fire district established under section thirty-eight of the county law.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 36
AN ACT to legalize, ratify and confirm the action of the board of trustees

of the village of Patchogue in submitting to the voters of such village a
proposition for the conveyance to the town of Brookhaven of certain land
as à site for a town building, the action of the voters thereon, and the

acts of the officers or employees of the village pursuant thereto. Became a law February 24, 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. All proceedings, votes and resolutions taken and Proceedings adopted by the board of trustees of the village of Patchogue at the legalized.

meetings of said board held in the month of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, in relation to the submission to the qualified voters at a special election in said village of Patchogue held on the twenty-ninth day of April, nineteen hundred and twentyfour, and the vote upon proposition number one, submitted to the

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qualified voters at such election, such proposition being one to transfer and convey as a site for a town hall. building, land as described in said proposition number one, to the town of Brookhaven for the sum of one dollar, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed so as to be of the same force and effect as if all such proceedings and the vote upon said proposition number one were at the time of such vote by the qualified electors of said village specifically authorized by law and that the acts of any officers or Acts done employees of the village of Patchogue done under or pursuant to to actions such actions and vote are hereby ratified and confirmed with like and vote, effect.

§ 2. This act shall not affect any action or proceeding now Pending pending in any court.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

actions.

ch. 131,

CHAPTER 37
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the laws of eighteen

hundred and forty-three, entitled "An act to incorporate the trustees of the
New York Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,” relative

to power to hold property. Became a law February 24, 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 first section of chapter one hundred and thirty- L. 1843, one of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-three, entitled qui "An act to incorporate the trustees of the New York Annual amended. Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church," as amended by chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1. Such persons as are now the trustees for the New York CorpoAnnual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, or who may be hereafter appointed by said conference, as such trustees, shall be, and are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of the "Trustees of the New York Annual Con- Corporate ference,” and by that name shall have succession, and be in law capable to taking by bequest, devise, or purchase, and of holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, provided, however, Llinitathat the annual income of the personal estate held by them shall not exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars; and all devises and bequests to said corporation shall be subject to the provisions of section seventeen of the decedent estate law.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately. 1 Previously amended by L. 1866, ch. 240. 2 Word “bequest 3 Formerly “thirty thousand dollars." 4 Remainder of sentence formerly read: “chapter three hundred and sixty of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty entitled 'An act relating to wills,' and the acts amending the same.”

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