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"An act in relation to farms and markets, constituting chapter sixty-nine of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 288. Annual report to the commissioner.1 The president and treasurer of any agricultural society which receives any money of the state or acts as the agent of the state in the distribution of money of the state as premiums, shall annually before the fifteenth day of December, transmit to the commissioner a detailed account of the expenditure or distribution of all such moneys as shall have come into their hands during the preceding year, and of such other moneys as they may have received from voluntary contributions for distribution as premiums, stating to whom, and for what purpose paid, with the vouchers therefor.2

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 41

AN ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of Dutchess county to repay to the town of LaGrange in the county of Dutchess certain moneys paid by the town toward the construction and improvement of a certain county highway in such county.

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 county of Dutchess by its board of supervisors is hereby authorized and empowered to repay to the town of La Grange in the county of Dutchess the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars heretofore paid by such town toward the construction and improvement of county highway number eight thousand ninety-three, commonly known as the Fishkill Plains-Poughkeepsie, part one highway. Such money having been expended by such town to pay the added expense of the improvement therein caused by the construction of such highway to a greater width than originally contemplated.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1 Words" and state society" omitted.

2 Sentence omitted which provided for annual reports to the New York state agricultural society.

CHAPTER 42

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to town contracts for lighting improved highways or bridges.

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:

ch. 63,

Section 1. Section two hundred and sixty-five of chapter sixty- L. 1909, three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act $265 relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated amended. laws," as added by chapter sixty-five of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and last amended by chapter five hundred and ninety of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four,' is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 265. Town contracts for lighting improved highways or bridges. The town board of any town, without establishing a lamp or lighting district as provided by this article and without a petition as required by section two hundred and sixty-one, may contract for the lighting of such improved highways or such bridges in the town outside of villages and cities, as the board deems needed for the safety or convenience of the public whether the territory so to be lighted includes one or more existing lighting districts or not. Such contract shall be upon such terms and for such time or period not exceeding five years, as the board deems proper or expedient. The amount payable annually thereunder shall be a town charge and shall be paid from the surplus money of the town, or if such surplus be insufficient, the town board may cause not exceeding one thousand dollars in any year to be assessed, levied and collected for such purpose at the same time and in the same manner as other town charges, except that in a town adjoining a city of the first class having more than five hundred thousand and not more than one million inhabitants, according to the last preceding federal or state census or enumeration, the town board may cause not exceeding one-tenth of one per centum of the assessed valuation of said town in any year to be assessed, levied and collected for such purpose at the same time and in the same manner as other town charges. Lighting may be contracted for pursuant to this section in addition to lighting contracted for on account of a lighting district or districts within the town.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1 Previously amended by L. 1923, chs. 548, 551.

2 Remainder of sentence new.

1039b added to L. 1909,

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CHAPTER 43

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the designation of the School of Home Economics in the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University as the New York State College of Home Economics at Cornell University, and to provide for its administration.

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. Article forty of chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to education, constituting chapter sixteen of the consolidated laws," as of L. 1910, amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nine

(revision

ch. 140).

teen hundred and ten and renumbered article forty, is hereby amended by inserting therein, at the end thereof, a new section, to be section ten hundred and thirty-nine-b, and to read as follows:

§ 1039-b. New York State College of Home Economics. 1. The School of Home Economics heretofore administered and maintained in the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University shall hereafter be known as the New York State College of Home Economies at Cornell University and shall continue to be under the supervision, management, and control of said university as the administrative agent of the state of New York.

2. The object of said college of home economics shall be the improvement of human welfare by means of education, investigation, and extension teaching in the field of domestic science and art, including household and institutional economics, and allied subjects; and to that end it shall continue the activities and functions of the previously existing school of home economics..

3. All buildings, furniture, apparatus, and other property heretofore erected or furnished by the state for the said school of home economics, and all buildings, furniture, apparatus, and other property hereafter erected or furnished by the state for said college of home economics shall be and remain the property of the state. The Cornell University shall have the custody and control of said property, and shall, with whatever state moneys may be received for the purpose, administer the said college of home economics, with authority to appoint investigators, teachers, and other officers and employees, to lay out lines of investigation, to prescribe the requirements of admission and the program of study, and with such other power and authority as may be necessary and proper for the due administration of such college of home economics. Said university shall receive no income, profit, or compensation therefor, but all moneys received from state appropriations for said college of home economics or derived from other sources in the course of the administration thereof shall be credited by said university to a separate fund and shall be used exclusively for

said New York State College of Home Economics. Such moneys as may be appropriated to be paid to the Cornell University by the state in any year to be expended by said university in the administration of said college of home economics shall be payable to the comptroller of Cornell University in three equal payments, to be made on the first day of July, the first day of November, and the first day of March, and within sixty days after the expiration of the period for which each installment is received the said university shall furnish the comptroller of the state vouchers approved by the commissioner of education for the expenditures of such installment. The said university shall expend such moneys and use such property of the state in administering said college of home economics as above provided, and shall report to the commissioner of education in each year, on or before the first day of December, a detailed statement of such expenditures and of the general operations of said college of home economics for the year ending the thirtieth day of June then next preceding. Fees and charges in said college of home economics shall be fixed by Cornell University, and the moneys received from these sources and from the sales of products shall be credited to a separate fund and shall be used for the expenses of said college of home economics in such ways as the trustees of said university may determine.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 44

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to a general guardian superseding a guardian in socage.

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:

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ch. 19,

Section 1. Section eighty of chapter nineteen of the laws of L. 1909, nineteen hundred and nine, entitled An act relating to the do- § 80 mestic relations, constituting chapter fourteen of the consolidated amended, laws," as last amended by chapter four hundred and thirty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 80. Guardians in socage. Where a minor for whom a general guardian of the property has not been appointed shall acquire real property, the guardianship of his property with the rights, powers and duties of a guardian in socage belongs: (1) to the parents jointly, or, if they be separated, or divorced, to the parent who has been given the custody of the minor by a decree of court, or in the absence of such a decree, to the parent having the actual custody of the minor; (2) if one of the parents be dead, to the sole surviving parent; (3) if there be no father or mother, to the nearest and eldest relative of full age, not under any legal incapacity.

L. 1914, ch. 369, § 13 amended.

The rights and authority of every such guardian shall be superseded by a testamentary or other guardian appointed in pursuance of this article 'or in pursuance of article ten of the surrogates court act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 45

AN ACT to amend the banking law, in relation to bonds and undertakings of deputies, clerks, examiners, special agents and other employees.

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. Section thirteen of chapter three hundred and sixtynine of the laws of nineteen hundred and fourteen, entitled "An act in relation to banking corporations, and individuals, partnerships, unincorporated associations and corporations under the supervision of the banking department, constituting chapter two of the consolidated laws," as amended by chapter five hundred and eighty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 13. Deputies, clerks, examiners, special agents and other employees; appointment; compensation; oath of office; bonds and undertakings.2 The superintendent may appoint a first, a second, 'a third, and a fourth deputy, and shall employ from time to time such clerks, examiners, special agents and other employees as he may need to discharge in a proper manner the duties imposed upon him by law. They shall perform such duties as the superintendent shall assign to them and their compensation shall be fixed by him and paid monthly. Every deputy shall, within fifteen days after notice of his appointment, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and file the same in the office of the secretary of state. Every examiner shall, before entering upon his duties as such examiner, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file the same in the office of the clerk of the county where he resides.

The superintendent may require from deputies, examiners, special deputies, agents and other employees such bonds and undertakings as he may deem necessary, and premiums charged by cor'porations approved by him as surety upon such bonds and undertakings shall be a legal charge against and be paid out of the funds appropriated to the department and in turn assessed as a general expense against the corporations, bankers and brokers under supervision.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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