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also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Warnick introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 194 of the Laws of 1900, entitled 'An act to make the office of supervisor of Montgomery county a salaried office, and fixing the compensation of the clerk of the board of supervisors,' in respect to the sessions of said board, the time and manner of auditing claims against said county, and the compensation of the clerk of said board" (Int. No. 337), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time. On motion of Mr. Warnick, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. McEwan introduced a bill entitled "An act providing for the erection of a State armory and stable in the city of Albany, the acquisition of a site therefor, and making an appropriation for building said armory" (Int. No. 338), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to provide for the improvement of the river front in the city of Albany" (Int. No. 339), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities. Mr. Wilcox introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 215 of the Laws of 1820, and to revise and consolidate the several acts relative to, and to change the name of the corporation heretofore known as the Trustees of the Theological Seminary of Auburn in the State of New York" (Int. No. 340), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Wilcox, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

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Mr. Cassidy introduced a bill entitled "An act authorizing the city of Elmira to raise money to provide for its floating indebtedness" (Int. No. 341), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Cassidy, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on affairs of cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Stevens introduced a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 737 of the Laws of 1905, entitled 'An act to establish a commission of gas and electricity with power to regulate the price of gas and electric light and certain other electric services, and to provide for the control and supervision of gas, electric light and other electric corporations and making an appropriation therefor '" (Int. No. 342), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lewis introduced a bill entitled "An act to regulate transfers of goods in bulk" (Int. No. 343), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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Mr. Cooper introduced a concurrent resolution entitled Concurrent resolution proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 5 of the Constitution, relating to civil service appointments and promotions" (Int. No. 344), in the words following:

Section 1. Resolved (if the senate concur), that section nine of article five of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 9. Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the - state, and of the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascer tained, so far as practicable, by examinations, which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive; provided, however, that honorably discharged soldiers and sailors and marines from the army and navy of the United States, who are citizens and residents of this state, shall be entitled to preference in appointment and promotion without regard to their standing on any list from which such appointment or promotion may be made in the fol lowing order:

1. Veterans of the late civil war.

2. Veterans of the late war with Spain, or the incidental insurrection in the Philippine islands, or the Boxer insurrection in China.

3. All other honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines from the army and navy of the United States, who shall have completed at least one full term of enlistment, or who shall have been discharged for disability. Laws shall be made to provide for the enforcement of this section.

§ 2. Resolved (if the senate concur), that the foregoing amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and that in conformity to section one, article fourteen of the constitution, it be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

Which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bill: "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure with respect to the city court of the city of New York and to provide for an additional stenographer therefor" (No. 437, Rec. No. 34), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Foley, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on affairs of cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following entitled bills as correctly printed or engrossed:

"An act to prevent the location, construction, maintenance and operation of a street surface railroad or railroad of any kind in or upon Beach lane at Westhampton beach, in the town of Southampton, in Suffolk county." (No. 180, Int. No. 111.)

"An act to amend the Forest, Fish and Game Law relative to nets in Lakes Ontario and Erie." (No. 191, Int. No. 191.)

"An act to amend chapter 306 of the Laws of 1904, entitled 'An act to organize and establish a police department for the village of White Plains, in the county of Westchester and State of New York.'" (No. 250, Int. No. 231.)

"An act to amend chapter 148 of the Laws of 1905, entitled 'An act to authorize the board of trustees of the village of White Plains to acquire lands for the site of a public library and to maintain a public library and to issue bonds therefor."" 252, Int. No. 233.)

(No.

"An act to amend chapter 518 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of White Plains" and the several acts amendatory thereof." (No. 251, Int. No. 232.)

"An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to bail to be furnished by push cart peddlers."

No. 240.)

(No. 259, Int.

"An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' and the acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, in relation to proposals for bonds issued by the city."

(No. 236, Int. No. 219.)

"An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' relating to the exemption from taxation of all bonds issued by said city." (No. 178, Int. No. 55.)

"An act to amend the Forest, Fish and Game Law relative to the establishment of a close season in towns." (No. 186, Int. No. 186.)

"An act making an appropriation for highway improvement purposes." (No. 219, Int. No. 202.)

"An act to amend chapter 314 of the Laws of 1874, entitled 'An act to establish a board of police and fire commissioners of the city of Utica,' and the several acts amendatory thereto." (No. 221, Int. No. 204.)

"An act to provide for the appointment of two female probation officers in the court of special sessions of the second division of the city of New York, and to compensate them for such services." (No. 247, Int. No. 72.)

"An act making an appropriation for the rebuilding of the sewerage system, and other repairs, to the quarantine establishment on Swinburne island." (No. 271, Int. No. 248.)

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"An act to make the office of the county clerk of Cayuga county a salaried office and regulating the management of said office." (No. 152, Int. No. 137.)

"An act to authorize the city of Utica to borrow money for the purpose of erecting and equipping a new fire station in the vicinity of the Twelfth and Fifteenth wards of the city." (No. 220, Int. No. 203.)

"An act to amend chapter 118 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to make the office of county clerk of Oswego county a salaried office, and regulating the management of said office, and fixing the salary of said clerk and his assistants,' in relation to salary of miscellaneous clerk." (No. 68, Int. No. 68.)

The President presented the report of the Commission of Gas and Electricity, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

The bill (No. 252) entitled "An act to amend chapter 148 of the Laws of 1905, entitled 'An act to authorize the board of trustees of the village of White Plains to acquire lands for the site of a public library and to maintain a public library and to issue bonds therefor (Int. No. 233), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and

request their concurrence therein.

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