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eleven, entitled "An act relating to conservation of land, forests,
waters, parks, hydraulic power, fish and game, constituting chapter
sixty-five of the consolidated laws," as added by chapter forty-two
of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby
amended to read as follows:

34. May enter into cooperative agreements with the United
States Department of Agriculture for the purpose of better pro-
tecting the forests of the state from fire and promoting the practice
of forestry. Moneys received from the United States government
in accordance with such agreements shall be deposited with the
state treasurer as custodian and may be checked out by him
upon the warrant or order of the conservation commission. The
provisions of section thirty-seven of the state finance law shall not
apply to any moneys received pursuant to the provisions of this
subdivision if used for the purposes indicated.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 88

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Account
of unpaid
taxes for
1921-1923.

AN ACT for the relief of the town of Hunter, in the county of Greene.
Became a law March 9, 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 supervisor of the town of Hunter, in the county
of Greene, shall cause to be made a correct account of the un-
paid taxes of the years nineteen hundred and twenty-one, nineteen
hundred and twenty-two and nineteen hundred and twenty-three,
upon lands of residents, nonresidents and corporations in such
town which should have been returned to the comptroller pursuant
to section one hundred of the tax law and the statutes in such case
made and provided, and shall add to the assessment-roll of the
town of Hunter for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five
such of said taxes as have not heretofore been admitted or paid
by the comptroller, describing them thereon as relevied taxes of

To be added to assessment-roll for 1925.

such year.

Reassessment and collection.

§ 2. The board of supervisors of the county of Greene shall
cause to be reassessed and levied upon the lots or parcels of land
described in such account the taxes so added by the supervisor
of the town of Hunter, and shall direct the collection thereof,
and any of such taxes which shall not have been paid to the town
collector shall be returned by him to the county treasurer and state
comptroller as though they were originally levied as taxes for the
years nineteen hundred and twenty-one, nineteen hundred and
twenty-two and nineteen hundred and twenty-three against the
lands affected.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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CHAPTER 89
AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to the salary of the

surrogate of Wayne county.
Became a law March 9, 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 fifty-seven of section two hundred and L. 1909. thirty-two of chapter sixteen of the laws of nineteen hundred and ch, 16, nine, entitled "An act in relation to counties, constituting chapter subd. 57 eleven of the consolidated laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows: 57. Wayne.

3,000 00 3,000 001 § 2. This act shall take effect January first, nineteen hundred In effect and twenty-six.

Jan. 1, 1926.

CHAPTER 90

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AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to the establishment of

police departments in villages. Became a law March 9, 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. Section one hundred and eighty-eight-a of chapter L. 1909,

ch. 64, sixty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the con- amended. solidated laws," as added by chapter four hundred and ninety-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 188-a. Police departments. The board of trustees or municipal board acting as police commissioner of any village may, instead of appointing policemen for fixed terms pursuant to section one hundred and eighty-eight of this chapter, by resolution, establish a police department in such village, and appoint a chief of police and such lieutenants of police, sergeants of police, and patrolmen as may be needed, and fix their compensations. Any village may adopt a proposition to establish such a police department at an annual election. If the proposition to establish such police department be adopted, the board of trustees must establish such a police department in accordance with the following sections of the village law.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 91

L. 1909,
ch. 64,
8 188b
amended.

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to qualifications of village

policemen. Became a law March 9, 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. Section one hundred and eighty-eight-b of chapter sixty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws," as added by chapter four hundred and ninetyfour of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 188-b. Qualifications. No person shall be eligible to appointment or re-appointment on such police force of a village, or continue as a member thereof, who shall not be a citizen of the United States, who has been or shall have been convicted of a felony, who shall be unable to read and write understandingly the English language or who shall not have resided within the state of New York one year, and within any village or town in such county six months next preceding his appointment. No person shall be appointed a member of such police force who is over the age of thirty-five years; provided, however, that village policemen who are over the age of thirty-five years, and who possess the above qualifications, at the time of organization of such police department, shall be eligible for appointment in such department. In a village to which the rules of the state civil service commission have been extended, no person shall be appointed a member of such police force unless he shall have passed an examination held by the state civil service commission, and unless at the time of his appointment, his name shall be on the eligible list of the state civil service commission.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 92

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to the powers of the board

of trustees in relation to the removal of fire hazards.

Became a law March 9, 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:

Subd. 33 added to L. 1909, ch. 64, § 89.

Section 1. Section eighty-nine of chapter sixty-four of the laws. of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws,

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is hereby amended by adding a new subdivision, to be subdivision thirty-three, to read as follows:

33. Removal of fire hazards. May require the owners of land to cut, trim or remove brush, grass, rubbish liable to take fire, and upon default may cause such grass, brush, rubbish or other materials to be cut, trimmed or removed and assess the expense thereof upon the land whereon the same are found.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 93

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AN ACT to amend chapter ninety-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and

fifty-six, entitled "An act to incorporate the Saint Lawrence University and
Theological Seminary,” in relation to alumni representation on the board

of trustees.
Became a law March 9, 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. Section two of chapter ninety-one of the laws of L. 1856,

ch. 91, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled “An act to incorporate : 2 the Saint Lawrence University and Theological Seminary,” as repealed amended by chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the laws added. of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight and chapter fifty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby repealed, and such chapter is hereby amended by adding a new section two in place thereof, to read as follows:

§ 2. The number of trustees of said corporation shall be thirty, of whom the graduates of the College of Letters and Science of said university shall have the right to nominate and elect onethird for terms of ten years under rules to be prescribed by the trustees, reserving to the said board of trustees the right to elect the remaining two-thirds of their number for life.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 94

AN ACT to amend the state charities law, in relation to the powers of

the superintendent of Craig colony. Became a law March 9, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section one hundred and seven of chapter fifty-seven Subds. 12, of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating 13 added to state charities, constituting chapter fifty-five of the consoli. ch. 57, dated laws,such section having been amended by chapter four

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hundred and forty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, and subdivision eleven having been amended by chapter forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby amended by adding two new subdivisions, to be subdivisions twelve and thir. teen, to read as follows:

12. Have power, personally or through another officer of the colony to be designated by him in any investigation into the treatment and care of patients and the conduct, performance or neglect of duty of officers or employees, to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, administer oaths to witnesses, examine witnesses under oath and require the production of any books or papers deemed relevant or material to the inquiry or investigation. The attendance of a witness and the giving of testimony or production of a book or paper by him may be compelled under the provisions of sections four hundred and six, four hundred and seven, and four hundred and eight of the civil practice act.

13. Have power to enter into any arrangement with proper laboratory municipal or county officials or others under which the laboratory

service of the hospital may be made available to municipalities to munici- or counties or parts thereof adjacent to the hospital, when in his

judgment such an arrangement will be in the interests of public health and not prejudicial to the interest of the institution or its work; and may receive moneys to be applied to extension of laboratory service or in consideration thereof and expend the same in accordance with the terms of the arrangement entered into as provided in this subdivision, subject to the rules of procedure to be established by the board of managers.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 95

L. 1909,
ch. 64,
$ 188
a mended.

AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to village policemen. Became a law March 9, 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. Section one hundred and eighty-eight of chapter sixty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “. An act relating to villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 188. Village policemen. The president, each trustee and the street commissioner are ex officio members of the police department, and have all the powers conferred upon policemen by this article. The board of trustees, or if a municipal board continued by section sixty-six now acts as police commissioners, such board may appoint and fix the terms, not exceeding beyond the current official year, of one or more village policemen, one of whom may be designated as chief of police. 'In a county of more than three hundred thousand

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